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  1. Nick Powell scores 11-minute hat-trick after coming on as a substitute
  2. Powell came on in 66th minute with side 2-0 down
  3. Adam Armstrong and Ryan Kent put Barnsley in control
  4. Wigan's win lifts them to 22nd and leaves them four points from safety
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By Owen Phillips

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  1. And rest....

    FT: Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Well. Who saw that coming?

    Admit it. Even the most optimistic of Wigan fans can't have thought there was a way back into things.

    Nick Powell had other ideas.

    Nick Powell

    If tomorrow's Championship and other EFL action is anywhere near that second half for excitement then you are in for treat. We'll gloss over the first half.

    Have a read of Steve Marshall's match report to check how it panned out.

    Join us from 14:00 BST tomorrow. Have a good evening and relaxing Bank Holiday morning. that's all from us. Bye.


    Bury 0-1 Rochdale

    Full time in our game in League One too where Callum Camps' goal just before half-time proved to be the difference.

    Rochdale's victory lifts them to eighth and cuts the gap between them and the play-off places to just three points.

    Bury, meanwhile, will have an anxious Good Friday as they look over their shoulders at the relegation zone.


    FT: Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    A quite incredible game. Back-to-back wins for Wigan and their chances of staying up remain alive.

    Only just, because they are still four points from safety with four games to play. But they have a chance. At 2-0 down, looking well beaten - with just over 20 minutes to play - they seemingly had no chance.

    But. What a comeback.


    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    All over. Nick Powell 3-2 Barnsley. 

    Sorry, Wigan 3-2 Barnsley. 

  5. Post update

    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Ryan Kent goes close to earning a point for Barnsley with a curling effort that is well saved. That is surely time up.

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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Nick Powell. 

    If Wigan stay up, he will earn legend status among Latics fans.

    Nick Powell
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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Three minutes of the five extra minutes have been played. Wigan are holding firm.

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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    The first half was dreadful. And that's being kind.

    The second has been magnificent. Is there time for more drama?

    Barnsley are pushing forward.

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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    We are into five minutes of time added on.

    Nick Powell's penalty is securing all the points for Wigan if things stay as they are.

    Nick Powell penalty

    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Barnsley do more than press and have the ball in the net thanks to a Matty James strike.

    But the effort is ruled out, seemingly for a push on keeper Jakob Haugaard. It's not obvious what it was for but that seems to be the best option. 

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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Barnsley get their act together after ten minutes of Nick Powell-inspired mayhem at the other end, forcing a few nervy moments in the home box.

    We are into the last three minutes and the visitors are pressing.

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    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Nick Powell seems intent on keeping Wigan in the Championship all on his own.

    He runs through and is not that far off bagging a fourth goal, but drags his effort wide.

    The Latics substitute only has the three so far. And remember, Powell got the last-gasp winner against Rotherham at the weekend.

  13. GOAL

    Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Powell is the coolest man at the DW Stadium, finding the top corner with a wonderful penalty.

    Powell is pushed in the box by Angus MacDonald. It looked a clear penalty.

    How on earth has this happened?

  14. GOAL Wigan 3-2 Barnsley

    Nick Powell

    A ten minute hat-trick for Nick Powell. Amazing stuff.


    Wigan 2-2 Barnsley

    Incredible stuff. Into the last ten minutes. And Wigan have a spot-kick.

  16. CLOSE!

    Wigan 2-2 Barnsley

    So, so close to a third Wigan goal.

    Max Power's fourth attempt of the night comes crashing back off the bar. By my reckoning his next one should find the net.


    Wigan 2-2 Barnsley

    A cynical foul on Nick Powell by Barnsley's Gethin Jones who goes in the book.

    Former Manchester United man Powell has proved his quality since coming on. He didn't get the chance at Old Trafford after a big-money move, but you cane see why they took the gamble.

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    Wigan 2-2 Barnsley

    As turnarounds go it might be the most dramatic ever witnessed but in terms of how likely it seems it's right up there.

    Wigan looked dead and buried but Nick Powell has changed all that.

    Still nearly fifteen minutes to go - plus injury-time.

  19. GOAL

    Wigan 2-2 Barnsley

    Wow. What do I know?

    Two goals in two minutes and it's very much game on. Substitute Nick Powell scores Wigan's first from a free-kick that Adam Davies probably should have saved.

    And just over a minute later he follows up Ryan Colclough's strike to level the scores. 

    Can they force a winner? Remarkable stuff.

  20. GOAL (Wigan 2-2 Barnsley)

    Nick Powell