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Accrington Stanley 3-1 Wigan Athletic

Accrington got their play-off charge back on track with a win over Wigan, who returned to the relegation places.

Stanley had lost their last three games but victory left them three points outside the top six in a tightly-packed table.

It was a breathless start, with Wigan taking the lead inside 40 seconds.

Dan Gardner found Callum Lang who raced forward and fired home his seventh League One goal since signing in January.

Stanley replied in the third minute when Cameron Burgess leapt highest to connect with a Sean McConville free-kick and his towering header found the back of the net.

Lang then fired narrowly off-target and McConville hit the crossbar with a 20-yard volley.

Stanley took the lead in the 15th minute when a McConville free-kick into the six-yard box was forced home off the post by Michael Nottingham despite keeper Jamie Jones trying to scramble the ball off the line.

The Reds increased their lead in the 61st minute after McConville was fouled in the area by Tendayi Darikwa and Dion Charles rifled home the penalty, his 18th goal of the season in the same week as his call-up to the Northern Ireland squad.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Savin
  • 2Nottingham
  • 3Hughes
  • 4Burgess
  • 18RodgersSubstituted forPerrittat 85'minutes
  • 16Barclay
  • 37MorganBooked at 63mins
  • 6Butcher
  • 12Maguire
  • 32CharlesBooked at 89mins
  • 11McConville

Substitutes

  • 8Russell
  • 20Scully
  • 21Perritt
  • 22Martin
  • 26Mansell
  • 30Isherwood
  • 36Phillips

Wigan

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2Darikwa
  • 14Wootton
  • 4TiltBooked at 61mins
  • 5Johnston
  • 34Robinson
  • 20DodooSubstituted forKeaneat 79'minutes
  • 12Ojo
  • 8Evans
  • 15GardnerSubstituted forProctorat 64'minutes
  • 9Lang

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 10Keane
  • 16Proctor
  • 25Evans
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 32Long
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matt Butcher.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harry Perritt.

  6. Post update

    Will Keane (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Burgess (Accrington Stanley).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Booking

    Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harry Perritt.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joseph Maguire following a fast break.

  13. Post update

    Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Morgan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Harry Perritt replaces Harvey Rodgers because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Jones tries a through ball, but Jamie Proctor is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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