EFL Cup - First Round
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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool

Wigan Athletic booked their place in the second round of the EFL Cup - but Blackpool will wonder how they slipped to defeat at the DW Stadium.

Despite dominating the first half, the Seasiders somehow found themselves trailing 2-0 at the break.

Josh Laurent marked his first Wigan start with the opening goal on 17 minutes. and Jordan Flores - who spent the second half of last term on loan at Bloomfield Road - doubled the advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Armand Gnanduillet pulled one back with a header from a corner just before the hour mark.

But substitute Jamille Matt squandered three gilt-edged opportunities inside the final quarter to take the game to extra-time.

After firing wide from a good position, the lively forward then saw a flick header glance the bar on the way over.

But arguably the best chance came deep in stoppage time, when Matt ignored the supporting Nathan Delfouneso to go it alone, only to drag his shot wide of Owen Evans' far post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Evans
  • 29BurkeBooked at 38mins
  • 21ThomasSubstituted forStubbsat 65'minutes
  • 12Daniels
  • 26James
  • 7Gilbey
  • 15Flores
  • 36MerrieSubstituted forLangat 65'minutes
  • 19Laurent
  • 27Colclough
  • 9GriggSubstituted forBurgessat 73'minutes


  • 4Perkins
  • 24Hunt
  • 32Gregory
  • 34Stubbs
  • 35Burgess
  • 37Lavercombe
  • 39Lang


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 29Hartley
  • 12Wilmer-Anderton
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forRichardsat 87'minutes
  • 15S Longstaff
  • 21Osayi-SamuelSubstituted forMattat 70'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 10ClaytonSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 64'minutes


  • 18Philliskirk
  • 19Matt
  • 34Turenne Des Pres
  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 43Richards
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Blackpool 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Peter Hartley (Blackpool).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Sean Longstaff (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Nick Anderton (Blackpool) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Sam Stubbs.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Jamille Matt (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jamille Matt (Blackpool).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Caleb Richards replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Viv Solomon-Otabor (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Will Aimson.

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