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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Will Grigg
Will Grigg has scored five goals in the Championship this season

Wigan moved off the bottom of the Championship table as Will Grigg's late goal gave them victory over Wolves.

The striker latched on to a long ball with two minutes remaining and rounded Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.

Ex-Wolves striker Adam le Fondre had put Wigan ahead early on, turning in Max Power's cross from close range.

Prince Oniangue equalised for the visitors before the break with a low finish from 18 yards, before substitute Grigg's cool finish won it for Wigan.

The victory for Gary Caldwell's side was their first in nine league matches, their last win coming against Blackburn on 13 August, and sends them up to 21st.

Wolves went into the match following back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Brentford, but failed to produce the same attacking threat at the DW Stadium.

Le Fondre, who spent last season on loan at Molineux, became the third ex-Wolves player to score against his old side in Championship this campaign when he converted the simplest of chances from six yards.

After Congo captain Oniangue slotted into the bottom corner, Danny Batth almost added another for the visitors early in the second half, but his header was cleared off the line.

With the game heading towards a draw, Northern Ireland forward Grigg held off a weak challenge from Batth to give the Latics their second league win of the season.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Bogdan
  • 4Perkins
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23WarnockBooked at 56mins
  • 16MacDonald
  • 10ByrneSubstituted forJacobsat 79'minutes
  • 6PowerBooked at 44mins
  • 14Gomez Garcia-PencheBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPowellat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31Wildschut
  • 11Le FondreSubstituted forGriggat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Grigg
  • 17Jacobs
  • 18Woolery
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 25Powell

Wolves

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá PereiraBooked at 41mins
  • 4Edwards
  • 27SaissBooked at 53mins
  • 20OnianguéBooked at 71minsSubstituted forJohnat 77'minutes
  • 17Hélder Costa
  • 50CavaleiroSubstituted forGladonat 65'minutes
  • 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forSavilleat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 8Saville
  • 15John
  • 16Coady
  • 21Lonergan
  • 25Gladon
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
10,723

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

  3. Booking

    Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Buxton.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Michael Jacobs replaces Nathan Byrne.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ola John.

  12. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Silvio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ola John replaces Prince Oniangué.

  15. Post update

    Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Yanic Wildschut is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon.

  19. Booking

    Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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