The FA Cup - First Round
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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Crawley Town

Wigan took their place in the second round of the FA Cup thanks to a hard-fought win over Crawley in a drab match that was illuminated by three high-quality goals.

Crawley took the lead with only 20 minutes gone, Jordan Roberts controlling superbly before hooking a delightful volley over his shoulder and into the corner of the net.

Wigan equalised within 10 minutes, Ivan Toney converting an acrobatic volley of his own from Lee Evans' left-wing cross.

Nick Powell should have put Wigan ahead before the break, only to squander a one-on-one opportunity.

But it mattered not as Evans made it 2-1 with 19 minutes to go.

There looked to be little danger when the Wales international picked the ball up 35 yards from goal.

But after switching the ball to his unfamiliar left foot, he unleashed a vicious strike that flew into the roof of the net before Town goalkeeper Glenn Morris could even move.

To their credit, Crawley never gave up the ghost, but lacked the quality in the final third to reward their 157 travelling fans in the crowd of 3,288.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 31Sarkic
  • 2Byrne
  • 33Burn
  • 14Bruce
  • 26James
  • 5MorsyBooked at 26mins
  • 8Evans
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forColcloughat 81'minutes
  • 25Powell
  • 11MasseySubstituted forPerkinsat 73'minutes
  • 10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 9Grigg
  • 22Dunkley
  • 23Jones
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Colclough

Crawley

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Connolly
  • 3DohertySubstituted forCliffordat 80'minutes
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forTajbakhshat 74'minutes
  • 22Lelan
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8Smith
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forVerheydtat 60'minutes
  • 28Camara

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 18Clifford
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 23Verheydt
  • 24Lewis
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,288

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Billy Clifford.

  6. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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