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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Rochdale

Michael Jacobs' first-half strike proved to be the difference as Wigan edged out Rochdale in a hard-fought League One clash at the DW Stadium.

Wigan started on the front foot and moved in from with their first real sight at goal in a match with provided little quality.

Captain Jacobs found the ball at his feet on the edge of the penalty area and his left-foot shot found into the bottom corner to put the hosts ahead.

James Vaughan should have done better with a header from close range shortly after, before Dale goalkeeper Josh Lillis was forced into a great save to deny Jamie Walker, who drilled in a powerful effort after cutting in from the left wing.

Wigan were given a warning with eight minutes before the break when Dale skipper Ian Henderson's effort flew inches wide of Christian Walton's goal.

Wigan spurned a fantastic chance to double their lead when Walker rounded Lillis but he could not get his effort on target after drifting too far around the goalkeeper.

Chances were few and far between in the second half with Wigan coming the closest to finding the net once through Max Power's late free-kick, but his strike rattled the crossbar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walton
  • 12Daniels
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forMasseyat 62'minutes
  • 28Fulton
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forPerkinsat 62'minutes
  • 6Power
  • 17Jacobs
  • 8VaughanSubstituted forGriggat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 9Grigg
  • 10Cole
  • 11Massey
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones

Rochdale

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Lillis
  • 12Wiseman
  • 4McNultyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forDaviesat 41'minutes
  • 6McGahey
  • 21Delaney
  • 16Done
  • 10CampsBooked at 55minsSubstituted forKnottat 59'minutes
  • 27Cannon
  • 14RathboneSubstituted forHartat 54'minutes
  • 32Kitching
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrys
  • 15Thompson
  • 17Inman
  • 19Davies
  • 22Moore
  • 30Knott
  • 31Hart
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
8,654

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Rochdale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Rochdale 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Kitching (Rochdale) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

  7. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Billy Knott (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Steve Davies.

  12. Post update

    David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hart (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ian Henderson (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Max Power (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Delaney (Rochdale).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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