League One
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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Oxford United

Will Grigg celebrates
Will Grigg has seven goals in six games for the Latics

Will Grigg's 25th goal of the season put Wigan Athletic three points clear of nearest rivals Blackburn at the top of the League One table and closer to an immediate return to the Championship after victory over Oxford United.

Having missed a couple of earlier chances, Grigg eventually broke the deadlock with three minutes left, tucking home after substitute Devante Cole's smart run and pass put him in.

Michael Jacobs and Max Power had further opportunities to put the game beyond doubt, notably the former who rattled the crossbar in the first-half.

Oxford's best chances came to Canice Carroll who fired his volley wide, while Simon Eastwood was kept busy in the Us goal.

With four games left, Wigan are eight points above third-place Shrewsbury, while Oxford are not quite clear of relegation trouble, sitting four points above Rochdale who have a game in hand.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 6Power
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 28FultonSubstituted forMasseyat 68'minutes
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forGriggat 65'minutes
  • 18Roberts
  • 17Jacobs
  • 8VaughanSubstituted forColeat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 9Grigg
  • 10Cole
  • 11Massey
  • 14Bruce
  • 23Jones

Oxford Utd

  • 1Eastwood
  • 19KaneBooked at 31mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 21Ferreira da Silva
  • 16Dickie
  • 14Ruffels
  • 27Mowatt
  • 35CarrollBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMehmetiat 75'minutes
  • 11BrannaganBooked at 80mins
  • 39van KesselSubstituted forLedsonat 59'minutes
  • 32Buckley-RickettsSubstituted forRothwellat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Martin
  • 7Hall
  • 8Ledson
  • 13Shearer
  • 18Rothwell
  • 28Mehmeti
  • 36Napa
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
8,316

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamOxford Utd
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Oxford United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Oxford United 0.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt blocked. Devante Cole (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Agon Mehmeti (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Oxford United 0. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Devante Cole.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Ledson (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Devante Cole (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Devante Cole replaces James Vaughan.

Booking

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Agon Mehmeti replaces Canice Carroll.

Booking

Canice Carroll (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Canice Carroll (Oxford United).

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

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gavin Massey replaces Jay Fulton.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Cameron Brannagan (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Canice Carroll (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Ryan Colclough.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Ryan Ledson replaces Gino van Kessel.

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

Foul by Canice Carroll (Oxford United).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Joe Rothwell replaces Isaac Buckley-Ricketts.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Todd Kane.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan42279682275590
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury422410855352082
4Rotherham432271469511873
5Charlton431811145650665
6Scunthorpe4216161059491064
7Plymouth411810135348564
8Portsmouth43196185554163
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Bradford41176185262-1057
11Blackpool431414155653356
12Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
13Doncaster411315135249354
14Fleetwood43159195762-554
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham431216154449-552
17Oxford Utd431311195763-650
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham421114175468-1447
21Rochdale421016164553-846
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury43710263768-3131
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