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Wigan Athletic 2-3 Ipswich Town

Yanic Wildschut
Yanic Wildschut found the net twice having scored once in 20 previous appearances this season

David McGoldrick grabbed a later winner as Ipswich consigned Wigan to a fifth-straight home Championship defeat.

Brett Pitman's penalty put Town ahead after Dan Burn brought down Tom Lawrence, but Yanic Wildschut smashed in an equaliser after Max Power's free-kick was parried.

The Dutchman added a fine second from a tight angle to put Wigan in front.

But McGoldrick teed up Pitman to level and then won it with a glancing header from Grant Ward's cross.

The Latics began the game as the Championship's lowest scorers and without a goal in five games at the DW Stadium.

But they created plenty of chances to go ahead at the break with Town keeper Bartosz Bialkowski keeping out Will Grigg's header and then turning Power's low shot around the post.

Ipswich started the day with the division's second-leanest goals record, but they were clinical, scoring with all of their efforts on target, while Jonathan Williams' volley also hit the post.

The hosts continued to carve out chances after the break as Bialkowski made a double save from Grigg and Jake Buxton, and then kept out Power's 20-yard shot, before substitute McGoldrick ruined Wigan's day.

Ipswich's fourth win in 15 matches lifts them up to 15th, while Wigan's fourth-straight defeat leaves them second from bottom.

Wigan boss Warren Joyce:

"I'm disappointed obviously with the first goal; it's a real kick in the teeth because it's not a penalty, and suddenly we're 1-0 down and in a difficult situation.

"With the way results have gone - results, not performances - it tested our character, and I thought we showed great character.

"I thought we played some really flowing football in the second half, and I don't think scoring three or four goals would have been unrealistic, really."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"Warren Joyce must be scratching his head, wondering how they've lost that game.

"A third goal would have killed us, but I never thought we were out of it. And our subs have made a real impact; they've changed the game.

"If I could explain momentum in a game of football, how it changes and why, I'd write a book and I'd be able to retire off the proceeds.

"I just know that it changes on the back of goals. Once they got their second goal, they were battering us for a while. Once we got our second, we looked like we would go on and get a third."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 22JääskeläinenBooked at 45mins
  • 23Warnock
  • 3Buxton
  • 33BurnBooked at 45mins
  • 13KellettBooked at 44mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 4PerkinsSubstituted forByrneat 72'minutes
  • 6Power
  • 31Wildschut
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 10Byrne
  • 11Le Fondre
  • 21Davies
  • 29Burke
  • 30Barrigan
  • 36Lavercombe
  • 44Stubbs

Ipswich

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 4Chambers
  • 15Webster
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 20SearsSubstituted forWardat 74'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 21WilliamsSubstituted forMcGoldrickat 56'minutes
  • 23DozzellBooked at 15minsSubstituted forBruat 56'minutes
  • 27LawrenceBooked at 90mins
  • 11PitmanBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 10McGoldrick
  • 12Varney
  • 17Bru
  • 18Ward
  • 22Douglas
  • 30Kenlock
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
10,071

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Ipswich Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Ipswich Town 3.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andy Kellett.

Booking

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Ipswich Town 3. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Grant Ward with a cross.

Attempt saved. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Attempt blocked. Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Webster (Ipswich Town).

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Max Power following a set piece situation.

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Offside, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Grant Ward replaces Freddie Sears.

Offside, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick tries a through ball, but Freddie Sears is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nathan Byrne replaces David Perkins because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Ipswich Town 2. Brett Pitman (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Ipswich Town 1. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Andy Kellett.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

Offside, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg tries a through ball, but Jordi Gómez is caught offside.

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Webster (Ipswich Town).

Attempt saved. Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. David McGoldrick replaces Jonathan Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kevin Bru replaces Andre Dozzell.

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

goal

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