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Wigan Athletic 0-1 Portsmouth

Portsmouth strengthened their position in the League One play-off places with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at relegation-threatened Wigan.

Danny Cowley's men recorded a fourth successive win thanks to a rocket from Andy Cannon, just 36 seconds after entering the fray as a half-time substitute.

Pompey had other chances to score, with Wigan goalkeeper Jamie Jones doing brilliantly to keep out Ryan Williams with a fine save in either half.

At the other end, Wigan enjoyed the majority of the ball but were unable to do much with it.

The closest they came was through Curtis Tilt in the first half, but the centre-back's goalbound effort hit Jack Whatmough almost on the goalline, with the ball being diverted behind for a corner.

And the Latics suffered a potentially crippling blow in the closing stages, with star man Callum Lang having to be helped off the field after suffering a bang to the head in a collision with Pompey defender Sean Raggett, who also had to go off.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2Darikwa
  • 4TiltBooked at 90mins
  • 5Johnston
  • 34RobinsonBooked at 41mins
  • 12OjoBooked at 34mins
  • 8Evans
  • 9LangSubstituted forDodooat 83'minutes
  • 30AasgaardSubstituted forKeaneat 68'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forGardnerat 79'minutes
  • 16Proctor

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 10Keane
  • 15Gardner
  • 20Dodoo
  • 25Evans
  • 32Long

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2Johnson
  • 6Whatmough
  • 20RaggettSubstituted forNicolaisenat 82'minutes
  • 3BrownBooked at 90mins
  • 4Naylor
  • 8CloseSubstituted forWhiteat 62'minutes
  • 19HarnessSubstituted forBoltonat 88'minutes
  • 7Williams
  • 24JacobsSubstituted forCannonat 45'minutes
  • 11Curtis

Substitutes

  • 13Bolton
  • 14Cannon
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 16Byers
  • 21Daniels
  • 22Ward
  • 23White
Referee:
Tom Nield

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Funso Ojo (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Booking

    Lee Brown (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Robinson (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. James Bolton replaces Marcus Harness.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joseph Dodoo replaces Callum Lang because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ronan Curtis following a fast break.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Rasmus Nicolaisen replaces Sean Raggett because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull402371068323676
2Peterborough392271067382973
3Sunderland381914559293071
4Portsmouth381971256401664
5Blackpool371891050331763
6Lincoln City371881155401562
7Charlton381611115550559
8Ipswich38178134138359
9Gillingham40177165654258
10Doncaster37176145448657
11Accrington38169135152-157
12Oxford Utd39168155348556
13MK Dons39159155554154
14Crewe38159144748-154
15Fleetwood391411144233953
16Plymouth401410165063-1352
17Shrewsbury371213124342149
18Burton38129174862-1445
19Northampton40109213357-2439
20Swindon39114244569-2437
21Bristol Rovers40107233963-2437
22Wimbledon38812183661-2536
23Wigan3998223966-2735
24Rochdale38712194769-2233
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