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Swindon Town 1-4 Wigan Athletic

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has scored 20 goals in 35 appearances for Wigan this season

Three goals in the space of six minutes at the start of the second half helped high-flying Wigan Athletic to a convincing win at Swindon Town.

Will Grigg swept Chris McCann's cross past Tyrell Belford to put Wigan ahead.

And the Latics romped clear after the break, with Max Power's fine 25-yard curler, Grigg's deflected strike and Sam Morsy's low drive making it 4-0.

Nicky Ajose slotted a consolation for Swindon, who had Nathan Thompson sent off for a reckless challenge late on.

Wigan remain second in League One, three points behind leaders Burton but having played a game more than their promotion rivals, while Swindon are 14th.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

Gary Caldwell

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Caldwell on Swindon v Wigan

"It's never perfect - it was very close. I thought first half we played very well and we contained them.

"These are a difficult side to prepare to play against. If you don't work hard against them, then they'll punish you.

"Second half we were devastating for 15 minutes."

Line-ups

Swindon

  • 25Belford
  • 21Sendles-WhiteSubstituted forTraoreat 52'minutes
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 27BarryBooked at 62mins
  • 26RodgersSubstituted forBrophyat 53'minutes
  • 14Doughty
  • 18Thompson
  • 3Ormonde-Ottewill
  • 10Ajose
  • 24HyltonSubstituted forRobertat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Robert
  • 7Traore
  • 15Brophy
  • 23Cooke
  • 28Iandolo
  • 29Branco
  • 32Henry

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 34Wabara
  • 5Daniels
  • 20Morgan
  • 22Warnock
  • 7McCannBooked at 66mins
  • 6PowerBooked at 40minsSubstituted forChowat 64'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 8Morsy
  • 9GriggSubstituted forVuckicat 75'minutes
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forDaviesat 71'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 3Kellett
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 25Barnett
  • 27Colclough
  • 29Vuckic
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,240

Match Stats

Home TeamSwindonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Swindon Town 1, Wigan Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Swindon Town 1, Wigan Athletic 4.

Drissa Traoré (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic).

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Dismissal

Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) is shown the red card.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town).

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Swindon Town 1, Wigan Athletic 4. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Haris Vuckic replaces William Grigg.

Booking

Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Fabien Robert (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Fabien Robert replaces Jermaine Hylton.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Yanic Wildschut.

Attempt blocked. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Louis Thompson (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.

Attempt saved. Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Swindon Town).

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bradley Barry (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Barry (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton3723591974
2Wigan38191452971
3Walsall37191171968
4Gillingham37189102063
5Millwall37188111562
6Barnsley38185151159
7Bradford37161011558
8Rochdale3816913657
9Coventry381511121656
10Port Vale39151113-156
11Sheff Utd38151013555
12Southend38151013155
13Scunthorpe38141113053
14Peterborough3815617451
15Swindon3714815-150
16Bury38131114-1350
17Shrewsbury38121016-1046
18Chesterfield3712619-1142
19Fleetwood37101017-540
20Blackpool3910920-1439
21Oldham3671613-1437
22Doncaster3891019-1637
23Colchester3871021-3731
24Crewe3861220-2830
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