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Sheffield Wednesday 0-3 Wigan Athletic

Nicky Maynard scored twice as Wigan beat Sheffield Wednesday for their first away win since New Year's Day.

The Latics had gone three away games without scoring - losing two - but Maynard ended that run with a 31st-minute with a low drive.

And seven minutes later he turned in a corner on the line to make it 2-0.

In injury-time, Maynard was denied a hat-trick by former Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland but substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune turned in the rebound.

It was a first defeat in 11 games for the Owls, who dominated the game for long periods.

The match had been re-arranged after being abandoned in December, when a waterlogged pitch forced a halt to the game in the 59th minute with the Latics leading 1-0.

Wednesday have improved since then and Miguel Llera had a free-kick from the halfway line go narrowly wide. They should have led when Atdhe Nuhiu's weak shot was saved by Ali Al-Habsi.

He was made to pay four minutes later when Maynard picked the ball up on the edge of the area and fired a shot across Kirkland into the bottom corner.

Maynard had his second when he got the final touch to a Martyn Waghorn corner.

Substitute Jeremy Helan had a fierce drive from 25 yards tipped over brilliantly by Al-Habsi and the Owls' evening got worse when Jose Semedo was taken off on a stretcher.

Jose Semedo left the pitch on a stretcher after 64 minutes

Nuhiu and Chris Maguire went close as they pushed desperately for a way back into the game.

But in the third of eight minutes of stoppage time, Fortune scored a tap-in.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"We didn't get it right in both boxes. Between the boxes we did OK. You have to put the chances away when you get them.

"It was a good chance, Atdhe Nuhui will be disappointed, as we all are. We needed that first goal because they are a top side.

"The run had to come to an end, we are disappointed to lose at home. We put that away now and we focus on the next game."

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

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Post-match: Wigan manager Rosler

"Stuart Gray was my former manager at Southampton and has done a tremendous job.

"It was a different team to the one we faced in December. It was a big challenge for us, they are a team in form.

"The first goal changed the game. Last week we played better but lost but this time we got the goals at the right time.

"The second half was a professional job, we saw it out. Overall I am delighted to beat such a strong team in Sheffield Wednesday."

Line-ups

Sheff Wed

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 19Mattock
  • 6SemedoBooked at 36minsSubstituted forLaveryat 64'minutes
  • 32LleraBooked at 45mins
  • 35Oshilaja
  • 18Maguire
  • 20Lee
  • 34Nuhiu
  • 28AfobeSubstituted forHelanat 55'minutes
  • 10MaghomaSubstituted forAntonioat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Antonio
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 21Corry
  • 25Lavery
  • 26Martinez
  • 27McPhail

Wigan

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 24PerchBooked at 88mins
  • 22Beausejour
  • 7McCann
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 11McCleanSubstituted forFortunéat 51'minutes
  • 8Watson
  • 29Maynard
  • 16McArthurSubstituted forKiernanat 88'minutes
  • 33WaghornBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCraineyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 15McManaman
  • 18Espinoza
  • 30Kiernan
  • 32Fortuné
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
25,279

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff WedAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.
Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.
Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Perch.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan replaces James McArthur.

Booking

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.
Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey replaces Martyn Waghorn.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.
Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.
Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James Perch.
Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Maynard.
Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.
Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann tries a through ball, but Jean Beausejour is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné with a cross.
Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Josè Semedo because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.
Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt saved. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josè Semedo with a cross.
Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.
Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Benik Afobe.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio replaces Jacques Maghoma.
Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn following a set piece situation.
Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Sheffield Wednesday).
Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces James McClean.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.
Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Booking

Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).
Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.
Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James McArthur.
Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).
Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

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1Leicester3021452467
2Burnley30161132259
3QPR2916851556
4Derby3016771855
5Nottm Forest30141242054
6Reading3013891247
7Brighton3012108746
8Ipswich3011118944
9Wigan2912710543
10Blackburn3011109243
11Leeds3012612442
12Middlesbrough309129639
13Watford299119638
14Huddersfield3010713-337
15Bournemouth299812-1335
16Blackpool3081012-1434
17Sheff Wed2971210-133
18Birmingham308913-233
19Bolton3061113-1429
20Doncaster307815-1929
21Millwall306915-2827
22Charlton285914-1524
23Barnsley2841014-2022
24Yeovil295618-2121
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