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Wigan Athletic 3-0 Bournemouth

Wigan stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a convincing 3-0 win over Bournemouth at the DW Stadium.

Marc-Antoine Fortune opened the scoring after five minutes, shooting into the top corner past Lee Camp.

Elliott Ward deflected Fortune's 58th-minute effort into his own net before Jordi Gomez added the third with a left-foot strike in the final minute.

Wigan climb to 10th with the win and within three points off the Championship play-off places.

Uwe Rosler is yet to lose a game since taking over as Wigan manager last month.

And after Fortune's early strike, the home side should have gone into the second half more than a goal ahead.

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Post-match: Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe

James McArthur shot wide before Callum McManaman and Nick Powell both spurned two chances each before the break.

Bournemouth held on until Ward's unfortunate own goal with Tokelo Rantie, Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh creating their best chances.

Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi was on hand to answer what the Cherries offered in attack, ensuring a fourth-straight clean sheet for the Latics in the league.

Gomez then rounded off the win with a superb shot from 30 yards.

Wigan assistant manager Graham Barrow:

"We started the game very well - the scoreline at the end could have been the score after 20 minutes.

"We've set some standards now and we've got to keep that going.

"I personally think there is more to come from us, which is a very positive sign.

"We're not getting carried away, especially not under the gaffer - because he won't allow us to do that.

"He's very similar to Roberto Martinez in terms of work ethic, and I think everyone at the club appreciates that."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"We weren't at our best today, I think that was pretty clear.

"We didn't start the game very well - the real Bournemouth didn't turn up to play.

"We were under pressure, we gave the ball away in dangerous areas which is unlike us, and it was only in the last half hour when we came alive."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 24PerchSubstituted forBrowningat 45'minutes
  • 22Beausejour
  • 7McCannBooked at 40mins
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forJordi Gómezat 63'minutes
  • 16McArthur
  • 32Fortuné
  • 8WatsonSubstituted forEspinozaat 78'minutes
  • 19Powell

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 9Holt
  • 11McClean
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 18Espinoza
  • 31Browning

Bournemouth

  • 42Camp
  • 2Francis
  • 11Daniels
  • 8ArterSubstituted forRantieat 64'minutes
  • 5Elphick
  • 22Ward
  • 30RitchieSubstituted forPitmanat 73'minutes
  • 32O'Kane
  • 9Grabban
  • 4Surman
  • 20FraserSubstituted forPughat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Allsop
  • 3Cook
  • 7Pugh
  • 10Pitman
  • 14Harte
  • 26Hughes
  • 28Rantie
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
12,709

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBournemouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0.
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.
Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc Pugh.
Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Bournemouth 0. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.
Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Brett Pitman following a set piece situation.
Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.
Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Pugh.
Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Ben Watson.
Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt saved. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Francis.
Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.
Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell with a cross.
Attempt saved. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris McCann.
Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).
Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Brett Pitman replaces Matt Ritchie.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Leon Barnett.
Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Pugh.
Attempt saved. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean Beausejour with a cross.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Simon Francis.
Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.
Offside, Bournemouth. Eunan O'Kane tries a through ball, but Marc Pugh is caught offside.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Harry Arter because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez replaces Callum McManaman.
Delay in match Harry Arter (Bournemouth) because of an injury.
Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Marc Pugh replaces Ryan Fraser.

Goal!

Own Goal by Elliott Ward, Bournemouth. Wigan Athletic 2, Bournemouth 0.
Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tyias Browning.
Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Leon Barnett.
Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).
Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).
Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.
Attempt missed. Tyias Browning (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Watson with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Simon Francis.
Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Chris McCann.
Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 1, Bournemouth 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tyias Browning replaces James Perch because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bournemouth 0.
Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis.
Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
Foul by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).
goal

As It Stood

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2Burnley2514831950
3QPR2514741449
4Derby2513571544
5Nottm Forest25101141041
6Brighton251096839
7Reading251087338
8Blackburn251078337
9Ipswich25997736
10Wigan241068536
11Leeds2510510135
12Huddersfield25979534
13Middlesbrough25898733
14Blackpool25889-632
15Watford24798530
16Bournemouth258611-1330
17Birmingham257810029
18Bolton256109-528
19Sheff Wed245109-125
20Charlton245910-824
21Millwall255713-2422
22Doncaster255614-2421
23Yeovil244515-1917
24Barnsley243813-2117
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