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Wigan Athletic 4-1 Bury

Nick Powell
Nick Powell headed in across goal to restore Wigan's lead after half-time

Wigan Athletic made it two wins from two at the start of the League One season as Nick Powell's second-half double helped them overcome Bury.

The Latics led when Michael Jacobs turned in Powell's cross but Bury debutant Alex Bruce quickly headed in a leveller against his old side.

An unmarked Powell then nodded in Lee Evans' cross and he made it 3-1 from the spot after Ivan Toney was fouled.

Evans found the top corner in stoppage time to extend the margin of victory.

For hosts Wigan - relegated from the Championship last term - it was a third win in a row in all competitions this term, having opened with victory at Milton Keynes Dons before seeing off Blackpool in the EFL Cup.

Former Hull City and Wigan centre-back Bruce, 32, signed for the Shakers earlier on Sunday on non-contract terms.

Find all the latest football transfers on our dedicated page.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26JamesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Evans
  • 17Jacobs
  • 25PowellBooked at 70minsSubstituted forColcloughat 75'minutes
  • 10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 84'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forGilbeyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Gilbey
  • 9Grigg
  • 21Thomas
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Colclough
  • 40Evans

Bury

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1MurphyBooked at 64mins
  • 2Jones
  • 5Thompson
  • 15AldredBooked at 47mins
  • 18BruceBooked at 73minsSubstituted forDaiat 75'minutes
  • 3Leigh
  • 13Reilly
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forAjoseat 67'minutes
  • 33BunnBooked at 45mins
  • 7MaguireSubstituted forHumphreyat 74'minutes
  • 9Beckford

Substitutes

  • 11Ajose
  • 17Humphrey
  • 20Whitmore
  • 24Styles
  • 25Dai
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Lowe
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
9,159

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 4, Bury 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 4, Bury 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Dan Burn.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 4, Bury 1. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Reece James.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tsun Dai (Bury).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Ivan Toney.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Tsun Dai (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Harry Bunn (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Tsun Dai (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Joe Murphy.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Nick Powell.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Alex Gilbey replaces Gavin Massey.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th August 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Wigan22005146
4Fleetwood22003036
5Bradford22003126
6Shrewsbury22002026
7Doncaster21103124
8Rotherham21015233
9Plymouth21013213
10Blackpool21012203
11Walsall21012203
12Portsmouth210123-13
13Charlton210112-13
14Bury210124-23
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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