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Championship: Preston North End 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Jordan Hugill
Jordan Hugill's goal was his third of the season in all competitions

Jordan Hugill's early goal gave Preston victory over north-west rivals Wigan and extended the Latics' winless run to seven Championship games.

Hugill diverted Aiden McGeady's shot past Wigan keeper Adam Bogdan in a first half of few chances at Deepdale.

Nathan Byrne hit the post for Wigan early in the second half after being denied by a good Chris Maxwell save.

The defeat was the visitors' seventh in all competitions so far this term. They last won away from home in April.

Ben Pearson almost doubled Preston's lead late on but struck narrowly wide, as Simon Grayson's side moved above Aston Villa into 18th before the rest of the weekend's fixtures.

The two sides had not met in the league since April 2005 and Preston had not enjoyed a home win over the Latics since a fourth-tier meeting in the 1994-95 campaign.

The hosts started brightly and were rewarded with Hugill's opening goal on seven minutes, as he deflected in McGeady's effort from the edge of the area.

Wigan had the greater share of possession but lacked a clinical edge in the final third and remain in the bottom three after nine games.

Line-ups

Preston

Formation 4-4-2

  • 22Maxwell
  • 27Baptiste
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Wright
  • 3CunninghamBooked at 30mins
  • 14McGeady
  • 12GallagherSubstituted forJohnsonat 72'minutes
  • 8BrowneBooked at 75mins
  • 37Robinson
  • 9MakienokSubstituted forPearsonat 72'minutes
  • 25Hugill

Substitutes

  • 1Lindegaard
  • 4Pearson
  • 7Humphrey
  • 11Johnson
  • 13Doyle
  • 18Pringle
  • 23Huntington

Wigan

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Bogdan
  • 10ByrneSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes
  • 3Buxton
  • 33BurnBooked at 45mins
  • 23Warnock
  • 16MacDonaldSubstituted forPowellat 53'minutes
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forPerkinsat 59'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 6Power
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 31Wildschut
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 11Le Fondre
  • 18Woolery
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 25Powell
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
13,077

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home13
Away18
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Preston North End 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Aiden McGeady (Preston North End).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Pearson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a through ball.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Davies.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Nathan Byrne.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 23rd September 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield8611116519
2Norwich8521139417
3Newcastle85031661015
4Barnsley85031911815
5Birmingham8431106415
6Brentford8422135814
7Brighton8422106414
8Reading8422910-114
9Fulham834186213
10Wolves8332109112
11Ipswich833287112
12Bristol City83231211111
13Nottm Forest83231617-111
14Sheff Wed8323911-211
15Leeds8314911-210
16QPR83141014-410
17Burton8233121209
18Preston9306812-49
19Aston Villa81528808
20Derby813427-56
21Rotherham8134920-116
22Wigan91261013-35
23Blackburn81251017-75
24Cardiff8125614-85
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