FA Cup - Third Round
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Wigan Athletic 2-0 Nottingham Forest

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Highlights: Wigan 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Wigan ended a seven-game run without a win by beating Championship rivals Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup.

Will Grigg poked in Stephen Warnock's low cross to put the Latics in front just before half-time.

And Warnock was once again the provider as he cut the ball back for Yanic Wildschut to fire in a low finish.

Eric Lichaj's late penalty for Forest was saved by Jakob Haugaard after Lica had been fouled in the area.

An FA Cup classic had looked unlikely, with both sides in miserable form, and it is Forest who have now gone seven games without a win in all competitions.

The visitors made few chances and saw little of the ball - and they have now lost six of their past seven matches.

Wigan - inside the Championship relegation zone in 23rd place - had been on an equally disappointing run, but they were superior to a side who sit three places above them in their division.

The Latics recovered from the early blow of losing Nick Powell to injury and could have added to their tally if Michael Jacobs and Jordi Gomez had done better with good chances.

Manager reaction

Wigan boss Warren Joyce: "Whether it's the cup or the league, it's just nice to win games.

"I was pleased with the performance and I thought we thoroughly deserved to win.

"I would have been very disappointed had we let them back in - and it was sloppy play that resulted in the penalty."

Nottingham Forest boss Philippe Montanier: "It was a poor game. We were bad in every area, both with and without the ball, and we cannot keep accepting this situation.

"We're on a terrible run and confidence is really low but that should not be an excuse. We need to show more when we've got the ball and do more when we haven't.

"We looked weak in every part of the pitch and, even with a lot of players out injured, it should have been a much better performance."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 28Haugaard
  • 6PowerBooked at 90mins
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 25PowellSubstituted forGomez Garcia-Pencheat 9'minutes
  • 8Morsy
  • 16MacDonaldBooked at 13mins
  • 17JacobsBooked at 36mins
  • 9GriggSubstituted forFloresat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forLe Fondreat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Le Fondre
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 15Flores
  • 18Woolery
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 29Burke
  • 30Barrigan

Nottm Forest

  • 30Henderson
  • 41Cash
  • 25HobbsBooked at 6mins
  • 4Mancienne
  • 2Lichaj
  • 12DumitruSubstituted forCarayolat 63'minutes
  • 28Lam
  • 17PereiraBooked at 90mins
  • 11Osborn
  • 14BendtnerSubstituted forVelliosat 82'minutes
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forPereira Carneiroat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mills
  • 18Carayol
  • 20Pereira Carneiro
  • 27Perquis
  • 37Grant
  • 38Stojkovic
  • 39Vellios
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
5,163

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

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

Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Jordan Flores (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Flores (Wigan Athletic).

Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordan Flores replaces William Grigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Nicklas Bendtner.

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

Penalty saved! Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Licá (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt saved. Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jack Hobbs (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Licá (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Adam Le Fondre replaces Yanic Wildschut.

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Lam (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol replaces Nicolao Dumitru.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

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