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Wigan Athletic 0-2 Blackpool

Wigan were knocked off top spot in League One after Blackpool recorded a deserved win at the DW Stadium.

Latics manager Paul Cook had demanded a response to the dismal display at Southend on Saturday, and made only one change as he gave his players the opportunity to atone.

But from the minute Armand Gnanduillet opened the scoring for the Seasiders inside three minutes, deflecting home Kerlvin Mellor's effort, there was only one winner.

Mellor himself made it two with eight minutes of the first half remaining, with Wigan unable to clear a corner.

And the Blackpool right-back almost added a third in the dying seconds, only for on-loan Brighton goalkeeper to superbly tip over his bullet header from a Colin Daniel cross.

Wigan's misery was compounded with the 88th-minute booking for skipper Sam Morsy, which rules him out of next Monday's FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester City.

The defeat also meant Shrewsbury took over at the top of League One by a single point after their victory at Fleetwood.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33BurnBooked at 56mins
  • 26JamesBooked at 40mins
  • 5MorsyBooked at 89mins
  • 6Power
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forRobertsat 60'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forWalkerat 79'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forVaughanat 60'minutes
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 28Fulton

Blackpool

  • 28LumleyBooked at 85mins
  • 2MellorBooked at 58mins
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 20Turton
  • 14RyanSubstituted forSpearingat 68'minutes
  • 15Longstaff
  • 23DanielBooked at 49mins
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forD'Almeidaat 89'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 11Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 22Agyei
  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 44Spearing
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
8,302

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Blackpool 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Blackpool 2.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic).

Curtis Tilt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sessi D'Almeida replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Booking

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jay Spearing (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Joe Lumley (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).

Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Jamie Walker (Wigan Athletic) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

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

Foul by Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Christian Walton.

Attempt saved. Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Walker replaces Nick Powell.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jay Spearing replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Hand ball by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Sean Longstaff.

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

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces Gavin Massey.

Booking

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) has gone down, but that's a dive.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31197542241864
2Wigan30196556183863
3Blackburn32189558322663
4Rotherham321751055381756
5Scunthorpe331510848361255
6Bradford33155134850-250
7Charlton3113994138348
8Plymouth33138124142-147
9Portsmouth32144143938146
10Peterborough31129104941845
11Bristol Rovers32143154850-245
12Gillingham321111103736144
13Oxford Utd32118134950-141
14Southend32118133950-1141
15Walsall311010114245-340
16Doncaster33912123942-339
17Blackpool32911123943-438
18Fleetwood31106154350-736
19Oldham3399154658-1236
20Northampton33106173254-2236
21Wimbledon3297163242-1034
22MK Dons3179153044-1430
23Bury3268182647-2126
24Rochdale28510132940-1125
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