League One
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AFC Wimbledon 0-4 Wigan Athletic

Wigan showed why they are at the top of League One as a second-half blitz saw them down 10-man Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.

Michael Jacobs put the visitors ahead early in the second half after being well fed by Gavin Massey.

The hosts' first-half enthusiasm that had kept the Latics at bay then spilled over into ill-discipline as Harry Forrester got a second yellow after 69 minutes for a late challenge on Sam Morsy.

Nick Powell added to Wimbledon's misery with a powerful strike from the edge of the box minutes later.

Morsy then teed up Max Power who fired an incredible shot right into the top corner from 25 yards out for the third.

Substitute Ivan Toney came on and scored with one of his first touches to seal the victory for Wigan with a shot that was deflected just over the wrong-footed George Long.

Wimbledon created few chances and now sit dangerously close to the bottom of the table, whereas Wigan extend their unbeaten stretch on the road to six games.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2Fuller
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 53mins
  • 32CharlesBooked at 90mins
  • 3Meades
  • 11ForresterBooked at 69mins
  • 14Trotter
  • 19SoaresBooked at 49minsSubstituted forHartiganat 72'minutes
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forAppiahat 72'minutes
  • 33Taylor
  • 17Barcham

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 8Abdou
  • 9Appiah
  • 21Kaja
  • 23Kennedy
  • 24McDonnell
  • 26Hartigan

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Evans
  • 11MasseyBooked at 70minsSubstituted forPowerat 70'minutes
  • 25PowellBooked at 54minsSubstituted forHuntat 85'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forToneyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 6Power
  • 10Toney
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 24Hunt
  • 31Sarkic
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
4,289

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Wigan Athletic 4.

Booking

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 0, Wigan Athletic 4.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Wigan Athletic 4. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Noel Hunt.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ivan Toney replaces William Grigg.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Attempt saved. Noel Hunt (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Nick Powell.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Wigan Athletic 3. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Morsy following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 0, Wigan Athletic 2. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Cody McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan replaces Tom Soares.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Max Power replaces Gavin Massey.

Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) for a bad foul.

Foul by Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon).

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Darius Charles (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Lee Evans.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Reece James.

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan21153342123048
2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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