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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Charlton Athletic

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Late goals from Marc-Antoine Fortune and Jordi Gomez helped Wigan snatch victory over Charlton and extended their fine run under Uwe Rosler.

The Latics have lost twice in 13 matches under the German, but Marvin Sordell threatened to inflict a rare defeat when he put Charlton ahead.

Reza Ghoochannejhad also struck the bar for the visitors in the opening half.

But substitute Fortune finished smartly two minutes from time, and Gomez won it with an injury-time free-kick.

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Post-match: Wigan manager Rosler

Wigan's victory extended an impressive run of home form to seven matches without defeat, and moved them 10th in the Championship table, seven points adrift of the play-off positions.

Charlton, who remain in the relegation zone, will feel hard done by after starting impressively.

Just three minutes had elapsed when Sordell raced onto a through-ball from midfielder Johnnie Jackson to beat Ali Al-Habsi with a cool finish.

Callum McManaman led the home response and went close twice, before Ghoochannejhad was denied by an Al-Habsi parry and rattled the crossbar soon after.

McManaman, who was busy throughout, curled against the bar himself before the break and it was his effort early in the second period which allowed Nicky Maynard to prod the ball home, only for the offside flag to deny him.

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Post-match: Charlton manager Powell

Rosler's side had lost three league games in a row before his arrival, and it was his introduction of Fortune and recent loan signing Josh McEachran that proved significant.

Ben Watson and Emmerson Boyce went close for the FA Cup holders and Leon Barnett headed over when well placed for the Addicks, but McEachran's exquisite pass saw Fortune slot the equaliser.

And there was to be one final twist when Gomez hit a superb free-kick from 20 yards that Charlton goalkeeper Yohann Thuram-Ulien could not keep out.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"Sometimes you need a bit of luck, and we got that with the substitutions.

"I didn't want to go long ball. The temptation is to do that, and we don't have the players to do that.

"For me, the only way we were going to come back into the game was by playing football, and that's the reason I made the changes I did."

Charlton boss Chris Powell:

"It's tough to take. It was such a brave performance, we put our bodies on the line.

"Being 1-0 up for so long, and having put in a performance that was so committed and diligent, it looked like it was going to be our day.

"When it gets to that stage of the game, you're looking to just see it out. Sadly it wasn't to be."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 24Perch
  • 22BeausejourBooked at 45mins
  • 8Watson
  • 17Boyce
  • 25Barnett
  • 15McManaman
  • 16McArthurSubstituted forJordi Gómezat 74'minutes
  • 29MaynardSubstituted forFortunéat 57'minutes
  • 7McCannSubstituted forMcEachranat 57'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 11McClean

Substitutes

  • 3Crainey
  • 4McEachran
  • 13Nicholls
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 18Espinoza
  • 31Browning
  • 32Fortuné

Charlton

  • 21Thuram-Ulien
  • 25Nego
  • 16WigginsSubstituted forLennonat 8'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 39Poyet
  • 5Morrison
  • 15Wood
  • 24Cousins
  • 42AjdarevicSubstituted forDerviteat 81'minutes
  • 8Ghoochanneijhad
  • 10SordellSubstituted forPritchardat 73'minutes
  • 4Jackson

Substitutes

  • 2Hughes
  • 6Dervite
  • 7Green
  • 9Church
  • 13Phillips
  • 14Pritchard
  • 31Lennon
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
14,341

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home28
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 1.

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

Reza Ghoochanneijhad (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 1. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Morrison (Charlton Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Charlton Athletic 1. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joshua McEachran with a through ball.

Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Pritchard (Charlton Athletic).

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Leon Barnett.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Yohann Thuram.

Attempt saved. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jordi Gómez with a cross.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Richard Wood.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Loïc Nego.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harry Lennon.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Dorian Dervite replaces Astrit Ajdarevic.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Jean Beausejour.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Loïc Nego.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McClean.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

Attempt blocked. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Gómez with a cross.

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Loïc Nego (Charlton Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez replaces James McArthur.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Bradley Pritchard replaces Marvin Sordell.

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Watson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Morrison.

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

Attempt blocked. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Perch.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

Yohann Thuram (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Yohann Thuram.

Attempt missed. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Watson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester29213552282466
2QPR28168436201656
3Burnley281411342231953
4Derby29157757401752
5Nottm Forest271211443281547
6Reading29138847331447
7Ipswich29111084132943
8Blackburn2911993735242
9Brighton27101073023740
10Wigan2711793027340
11Leeds28116114137439
12Middlesbrough2991194135638
13Huddersfield2897123738-134
14Bournemouth2897123447-1334
15Blackpool2989122741-1433
16Watford2671093835331
17Sheff Wed2761293434030
18Birmingham2879123437-330
19Doncaster2978142644-1829
20Bolton28610123245-1328
21Millwall2868142854-2626
22Charlton2759132336-1324
23Barnsley2749142545-2021
24Yeovil2655162341-1820
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