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Wigan Athletic 1-1 AFC Wimbledon

Wigan will have to wait another week in their bid to get their hands on the League One title following a draw with struggling AFC Wimbledon at the DW Stadium.

Michael Jacobs netted the equaliser, cancelling out Joe Pigott's first-half opener, to leave Latics two points clear of second-placed Blackburn with one match remaining.

The visitors shocked the home fans by taking the lead after 24 minutes through Pigott, who took delivery of a lovely pass from Lyle Taylor before slipping the ball past Christian Walton.

It was almost 2-0 within four minutes, when Walton had to pull off a fabulous save to deny Dean Parrett.

Wigan were struggling to find the form that has seen them top the division for much of the season, and sent on Nick Powell and James Vaughan from the substitutes' bench on the hour to try to make a difference.

Within nine minutes, the home side had equalised with Jacobs finding the bottom corner, via a slight deflection.

And the final quarter was all Wigan, who knew a single goal would be enough to secure them the title.

However, they found Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long in imperious mood, with Ryan Colclough and then Will Grigg somehow thwarted from point-blank range in a frantic finale.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6PowerSubstituted forPowellat 59'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forVaughanat 59'minutes
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 8Vaughan
  • 11Massey
  • 14Bruce
  • 23Jones
  • 25Powell

Wimbledon

  • 1Long
  • 2FullerBooked at 66mins
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 32Charles
  • 23Kennedy
  • 17Barcham
  • 18Parrett
  • 11ForresterSubstituted forKajaat 79'minutes
  • 3MeadesSubstituted forEganat 81'minutes
  • 33TaylorSubstituted forAppiahat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 6Robinson
  • 9Appiah
  • 20Sibbick
  • 21Kaja
  • 24McDonnell
  • 28Egan
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
12,554

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Foul by Jamie Walker (Wigan Athletic).

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

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Callum Kennedy.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Andy Barcham.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dean Parrett.

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Walker replaces Ryan Colclough.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Alfie Egan replaces Jonathan Meades because of an injury.

Delay in match Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah replaces Lyle Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Egli Kaja replaces Harry Forrester.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

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

Attempt blocked. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic).

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Forrester (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces Max Power.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces Gary Roberts.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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