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Wigan Athletic 1-1 Ipswich Town: Joe Garner scores late Latics equaliser

Wigan Athletic forward Joe Garner joined the Latics from Ipswich Town in August
Wigan Athletic forward Joe Garner joined the Latics from Ipswich Town in August

Joe Garner scored a dramatic late equaliser against his former club as Wigan Athletic denied struggling Ipswich Town a rare away victory.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the first half as Jonas Knudsen saw red for a foul on Leon Clarke, who had been through on goal.

But Ipswich went in front when Collin Quaner was tripped by Chey Dunkley and Will Keane found the net from the penalty spot.

However, Garner netted in the 90th minute to snatch a point for the Latics when he turned home Reece James' in-swinging cross.

Ipswich were close to ending a run of seven away league games without a win, but they stay nine points adrift of safety at the bottom of the Championship.

The result also meant Wigan's winless run stretched to three games, but they retained their five-point cushion above the relegation places courtesy of Garner's goal.

Ipswich's task had been made harder when Knudsen was dismissed but Wigan initially struggled to make their extra man count and the Tractor Boys capitalised when Keane converted his spot kick.

They were without manager Paul Lambert on the sidelines as he began a two-game touchline ban after being sent off in their defeat against Norwich, and could not hold on against a resilient home side.

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Ipswich started the game very well, they came with an attacking intent, but the sending off had a big influence on the game.

"You felt at that point that the likelihood was that we should go on and win the game, and Ipswich getting the goal very quickly, it was set up that Ipswich would defend very deep and narrow, and rightly so.

"It frustrated us for long periods, I didn't feel we looked like scoring to be truthful, so the goal came as a massive relief, but Ipswich must take great credit out of the game because I thought they were excellent."

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Suffolk:

"I thought we started the game brilliantly, I thought we looked really, really good.

"The sending off changed a lot in their favour, but I'm really proud of the team, we kept going and still looked threatening.

"We should have won it, we should have seen it through with a few minutes to go, but with 10 men it was difficult.

"We played a really good game and it was one lapse when lads were running on empty."

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 23Jones
  • 12James
  • 22DunkleySubstituted forPowellat 61'minutes
  • 6Fox
  • 20NaismithBooked at 12mins
  • 13PilkingtonSubstituted forMcManamanat 62'minutes
  • 36Evans
  • 5MorsyBooked at 67mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 10WindassSubstituted forGarnerat 81'minutes
  • 28Clarke

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 4Gibson
  • 11Massey
  • 15McManaman
  • 21Kipre
  • 25Powell
  • 41Garner

Ipswich

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 5PenningtonBooked at 56mins
  • 4Chambers
  • 3KnudsenBooked at 25mins
  • 41Bree
  • 6Chalobah
  • 11Nolan
  • 30KenlockBooked at 73mins
  • 31JudgeSubstituted forDownesat 78'minutes
  • 14KeaneSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutes
  • 45QuanerSubstituted forEdwardsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gerken
  • 7Edwards
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 21Downes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 23Dozzell
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
10,835

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home27
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Ipswich Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kayden Jackson with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nick Powell.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reece James.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Ipswich Town 1. Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Reece James with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Evans.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    James Bree (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Reece James with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Garner replaces Josh Windass.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Ipswich Town. Flynn Downes replaces Alan Judge.

  17. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Ipswich Town).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Windass (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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