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Wigan Athletic 3-0 Southend United

Jermaine McGlashan
The referee shows the red card to Jermaine McGlashan

Goals from Michael Jacobs, Nick Powell and Ivan Toney sent Wigan to the top of League One on goal difference with a convincing victory over Southend.

Although Powell and Toney's goals came in the last six minutes, the scoreline in no way flattered the home side, who were head and shoulders above their opponents even before Jermaine McGlashan was sent off on the hour mark for a two-footed lunge on Callum Elder.

Jacobs had opened the scoring on the half-hour mark with a 30-yard strike that took a massive deflection off John White to wrong-foot goalkeeper Mark Oxley.

Wigan failed to finish off their opponents despite dominating the play, although their task became easier on the hour mark when Southend were reduced to 10 men.

Nevertheless, the result remained in the balance until the last 10 minutes, when Powell sprung the offside trap and rounded Oxley before firing into an empty net.

Then, with Southend beaten at last, substitute Toney added number three with two minutes to go.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 6Power
  • 5Morsy
  • 11Massey
  • 25PowellSubstituted forHuntat 89'minutes
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forRobertsat 78'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forToneyat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 10Toney
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 24Hunt
  • 26James
  • 31Sarkic

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 18Leonard
  • 8Timlin
  • 16YearwoodSubstituted forFortunéat 71'minutes
  • 44Wright
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forMcLaughlinat 57'minutes
  • 50RangerSubstituted forCoxat 79'minutes
  • 17McGlashanBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 2Hendrie
  • 9Fortuné
  • 10Cox
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 13Bishop
  • 28Matsuzaka
  • 42Bwomono
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
8,133

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Nick Powell.

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Southend United 0.

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Southend United 0. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Roberts.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Southend United 0. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Roberts following a fast break.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Max Power.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Simon Cox replaces Nile Ranger.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Michael Jacobs.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Dru Yearwood.

Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ivan Toney replaces William Grigg.

Dru Yearwood (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dru Yearwood.

Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United) is shown the red card.

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Southend United).

Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan1310122571831
2Shrewsbury139401991031
3Bradford138232316726
4Rotherham1380524131124
5Charlton127232015523
6Oxford Utd136342214821
7Peterborough126242218420
8Portsmouth136251814420
9Fleetwood126242221120
10Blackburn11614159619
11Blackpool125431714319
12Scunthorpe13544129319
13Bristol Rovers136072324-118
14MK Dons135261217-517
15Southend134451725-816
16Walsall133641722-515
17Oldham124171826-813
18Doncaster133371516-112
19Bury123361518-312
20Rochdale132651216-412
21Wimbledon13337614-812
22Gillingham13247716-910
23Northampton13229823-158
24Plymouth13139922-136
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