Wigan Athletic moved into the top half of the Championship as goals from Ryan Shotton and Nick Powell secured victory over Ipswich.

The Latics took an early lead when Shotton headed in Powell's corner.

Wigan keeper Scott Carson then produced a number of fine saves to protect their advantage, most notably keeping out Christophe Berra's long-range strike.

Powell made the points safe late on when he tapped home from close range after an error by keeper Dean Gerken.

A third league win of the season moved Wigan up to 11th in the table, while Ipswich are 14th.

Wigan are trying to juggle their Europa League commitments with mounting a challenge for promotion back to the Premier League.

Ipswich's Wigan woes

Ipswich have only played Wigan at the DW Stadium on three occasions, losing on each one.

They earned a credible goalless draw at Belgian side Zulte Waregem on Thursday - a game in which Shotton made his debut following a loan move from Stoke City.

He impressed in that fixture and did not take long to make an impression against Ipswich, opening the scoring after only 12 minutes.

Manchester United loanee Powell delivered a corner to the far post where Shotton was on hand to head the ball into the back of the net.

But, despite falling behind, Ipswich were the better side in the remainder of the first half. Wigan defender Ben Watson produced a fine block to deny Daryl Murphy from scoring before David McGoldrick headed just wide.

Wigan twice had Carson to thank for protecting their lead before half-time as the former Liverpool goalkeeper first produced a fine reaction save to keep out Murphy's close-range effort and then tipped Cole Skuse's rasping drive around the post.

The home side, though, always looked capable of creating a chance from nothing and should have added to their advantage just before the hour, but the unmarked Thomas Rogne somehow headed wide from close range.

Carson again came to Wigan's rescue when he got a hand to Berra's fierce strike from distance and pushed it away for a corner.

It was to prove a telling save as the home side wrapped up the win soon after when Powell robbed Ipswich keeper Gerken of the ball and rolled the ball in.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Wigan

  • 01 Carson
  • 04 Shotton
  • 06 Rogne
  • 22 Beausejour (McCann - 85' )
  • 24 Perch (Boyce - 75' )
  • 25 Barnett
  • 08 Watson
  • 11 McClean
  • 15 McManaman (Espinoza - 66' )
  • 16 McArthur
  • 19 Powell

Substitutes

  • 13 Nicholls
  • 03 Crainey
  • 17 Boyce
  • 07 McCann
  • 14 Gomez
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 29 Dicko

Ipswich

  • 22 Gerken
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Smith Booked
  • 06 Berra Booked
  • 08 Skuse
  • 11 Anderson (Taylor - 60' )
  • 16 Tunnicliffe
  • 19 Hyam (Wordsworth - 85' )
  • 09 Murphy (Nouble - 74' )
  • 10 McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 02 Hewitt
  • 07 Edwards
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 18 Tabb
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Adcock
Att: 13,747

Match Stats

Shots

13 20

On target

3 5

Corners

3 10

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:14

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

90:00 +2:14

Thomas Rogne restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:53

James McClean fouled by Frank Nouble, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Chris McCann takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Dean Gerken catches the ball.

90:00 +1:02

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

90:00 +0:25

Shot by Aaron Cresswell went wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +0:12

Free kick crossed by Anthony Wordsworth.

90:00 +0:03

James McClean concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Wordsworth.

89:06

The assist for the goal came from Ben Watson.

89:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Powell - Wigan 2 - 0 Ipswich Nick Powell slots the ball right footed into the goal. Wigan 2-0 Ipswich.

88:39

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

88:24

Nick Powell is caught offside.

88:11

Chance falls to Anthony Wordsworth who heads at goal. Scott Carson safely holds on.

88:11

Roger Espinoza manages to make a clearance.

88:05

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

87:45

Luke Chambers fouled by Roger Espinoza, the ref awards a free kick.

86:07

Shot by Ryan Tunnicliffe went wide of the left-hand upright.

86:02

Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.

86:01

Luke Chambers produces a cross.

85:55

Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

85:54

Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell.

85:34

Christophe Berra takes a shot. A parry by Scott Carson prevents the goal.

85:26

Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

85:25

The ball is crossed by David McGoldrick.

85:11

Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

84:43 Substitution

Substitution Chris McCann comes on in place of Jean Beausejour.

84:13 Substitution

Substitution Anthony Wordsworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Hyam.

83:08

Luke Hyam produces a cross.

82:33

Christophe Berra takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Watson.

82:32

Shot by Christophe Berra. Ben Watson gets a block in.

82:25

A cross is delivered by Frank Nouble.

82:12

Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

82:07

Clearance made by Ben Watson.

82:04

Clearance made by Leon Barnett.

81:46

David McGoldrick takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Thomas Rogne.

81:27

Corner from the left by-line taken by Aaron Cresswell.

81:12

Paul Taylor takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

80:08

Shot by James McArthur went wide of the left-hand upright.

79:16

Header at goal by Nick Powell misses left of the target.

79:10

Free kick crossed by Ben Watson.

78:41

Foul by Tommy Smith on Nick Powell, free kick awarded.

78:10

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

77:38

Ben Watson manages to make a clearance.

77:33

Corner from the right by-line taken by Aaron Cresswell.

76:54

Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

76:09

Clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

75:28

Ben Watson makes a clearance.

75:23

Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

75:03

Luke Hyam fouled by Roger Espinoza, the ref awards a free kick.

74:39 Substitution

Substitution Emmerson Boyce is brought on as a substitute for James Perch.

73:56 Substitution

Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Frank Nouble coming on for Daryl Murphy.

73:31

Header at goal by Daryl Murphy misses left of the target.

73:25

Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell.

72:54

James Perch manages to make a clearance.

72:52

A cross is delivered by Paul Taylor.

71:40

Scott Carson takes the free kick.

71:12

Roger Espinoza fouled by Luke Hyam, the ref awards a free kick.

71:09

Ryan Shotton manages to make a clearance.

69:03

The ball is delivered by Ben Watson.

68:57

James McClean has an effort at goal. Blocked by Tommy Smith.

68:44

Clearance made by Aaron Cresswell.

68:39

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

68:34

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nick Powell.

68:12

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

68:09

The ball is swung over by James McClean.

67:37

Luke Hyam manages to make a clearance.

67:28

Clearance made by James Perch.

67:25

Clearance made by James McClean.

67:18

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

66:45

Unfair challenge on Luke Hyam by Thomas Rogne results in a free kick.

66:22

Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

66:18

Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick.

65:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell by James McArthur.

65:29

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

65:04 Substitution

Substitution (Wigan) makes a substitution, with Roger Espinoza coming on for Callum McManaman.

63:18

Shot by Callum McManaman went wide of the left-hand upright.

62:55

Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

61:57

Clearance by Christophe Berra.

61:25

Paul Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

61:02

Free kick taken by Dean Gerken.

60:50

Nick Powell concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Gerken.

60:43

James Perch sends in a cross.

60:21

Daryl Murphy makes a clearance.

60:03

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

59:58

Christophe Berra manages to make a clearance.

59:55

James Perch crosses the ball.

59:22 Substitution

Substitution Paul Taylor on for Paul Anderson.

58:46

Cole Skuse manages to make a clearance.

56:43

Header by Thomas Rogne misses right.

56:36

The ball is crossed by Ben Watson.

56:29

Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

55:59

Tommy Smith receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

55:59 Booking

Booking

55:51

Foul by Tommy Smith on Callum McManaman, free kick awarded.

55:43

Clearance made by James Perch.

55:19

James Perch makes a clearance.

54:14

Ryan Shotton manages to make a clearance.

53:52

Clearance made by Christophe Berra.

53:42

Scott Carson manages to make a clearance.

53:41

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

52:58

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

52:22

Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

52:09

Shot by Ryan Tunnicliffe. Scott Carson makes a block.

50:54

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

49:11

Clearance by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

49:05

Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

48:16

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

48:11

Foul by Nick Powell on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded.

47:17

Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.

46:08

Dean Gerken takes the free kick.

45:50

Callum McManaman is ruled offside.

45:37

Ryan Tunnicliffe delivers the ball.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:03

James McClean takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.

45:00 +0:17

Clearance made by James Perch.

45:00 +0:12

Free kick crossed by Aaron Cresswell.

44:47

Luke Hyam fouled by James McClean, the ref awards a free kick.

44:38

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

44:35

Tommy Smith fouled by Nick Powell, the ref awards a free kick.

44:24

Tommy Smith makes a clearance.

44:21

Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

44:06

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

43:59

Scott Carson takes the free kick.

43:34

Luke Chambers concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McManaman.

43:27

Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.

43:23

Luke Chambers delivers the ball.

42:53

Clearance by Leon Barnett.

42:24

Shot by Nick Powell went wide of the left-hand post.

42:21

Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

41:40 Booking

Booking

41:40

The referee cautions Christophe Berra for unsporting behaviour.

41:27

Callum McManaman fouled by Christophe Berra, the ref awards a free kick.

41:03

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

40:08

Clearance made by Ben Watson.

40:07

Centre by Paul Anderson.

40:00

Ryan Tunnicliffe takes a short corner.

39:51

Shot by Cole Skuse. Scott Carson parries the ball away.

37:53

Scott Carson restarts play with the free kick.

37:19

Luke Chambers is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

37:15

Clearance made by James McClean.

36:48

Clearance by Leon Barnett.

36:10

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

35:55

Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

35:42

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

35:40

Jean Beausejour manages to make a clearance.

35:39

Paul Anderson has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

35:38

Clearance by Jean Beausejour.

35:35

Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Scott Carson parries the effort to safety.

35:33

Aaron Cresswell sends in a cross.

35:03

Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

34:13

Header by David McGoldrick misses right.

34:09

A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson.

33:20

Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

32:51

Header at goal by Paul Anderson goes over the bar.

32:12

Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the .

31:50

Clearance made by Thomas Rogne.

31:49

The ball is sent over by Daryl Murphy.

31:22

Luke Chambers makes a clearance.

30:54

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

30:39

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

30:34

The referee blows for offside against Callum McManaman.

30:10

David McGoldrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Barnett.

28:33

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

28:28

Ben Watson produces a cross.

28:18

James Perch takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

28:08

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nick Powell.

27:44

Shot comes in from James McClean from the free kick. David McGoldrick gets a block in.

26:43

Luke Hyam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McArthur.

25:43

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

24:36

Daryl Murphy has an effort at goal. Blocked by Thomas Rogne.

24:36

Clearance made by James Perch.

24:17

Clearance by Leon Barnett.

24:14

Aaron Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

23:46

Header at goal by David McGoldrick goes right of the post.

23:40

Luke Hyam produces a cross.

23:37

Short corner taken by Paul Anderson.

22:51

Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

22:41

Christophe Berra challenges Jean Beausejour unfairly and gives away a free kick.

21:43

Shot by Nick Powell. Blocked by Cole Skuse.

21:42

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

21:24

Clearance by Nick Powell.

21:23

David McGoldrick crosses the ball.

21:21

James Perch makes a clearance.

21:12

Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell from the right by-line.

20:48

Chance falls to Christophe Berra who heads at goal. James Perch gets a block in.

20:39

Corner taken by Paul Anderson.

20:17

Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

20:15

The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson.

19:51

Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

19:34

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

19:22

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

15:45

Clearance made by Tommy Smith.

14:59

Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

14:38

The assistant referee flags for offside against Callum McManaman.

13:53

Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

13:33

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

12:59

Dean Gerken restarts play with the free kick.

12:46

James McArthur concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Anderson.

12:31

Clearance made by Luke Chambers.

12:02

Clearance by Thomas Rogne.

11:15

The assist for the goal came from Nick Powell.

11:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Shotton - Wigan 1 - 0 Ipswich Ryan Shotton scores. Wigan 1-0 Ipswich.

11:10

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nick Powell.

10:36

Ben Watson restarts play with the free kick.

10:08

Luke Hyam is penalised for a handball.

9:55

Clearance by Luke Chambers.

9:42

Leon Barnett makes a clearance.

9:35

Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

9:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jean Beausejour.

8:30

Clearance by Tommy Smith.

6:33

Ryan Tunnicliffe sends in a cross.

6:18

Thomas Rogne makes a clearance.

5:24

Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

4:36

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

3:40

Clearance made by David McGoldrick.

3:22

Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.

2:03

Jean Beausejour makes a clearance.

1:15

Clearance made by James McClean.

1:08

Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the left by-line.

0:36

Clearance made by James McArthur.

0:33

Daryl Murphy produces a cross.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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