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Oldham Athletic 0-2 Wigan Athletic

Wigan maintained their 100% start to the season with a comfortable victory at north west rivals Oldham.

The visitors made it four straight wins in league and cup, but struggling Oldham have now suffered four consecutive defeats.

Wigan needed only eight minutes to go ahead as a short corner routine ended with Lee Evans crossing to Ivan Toney, who deflected home from six yards to register his first goal for the club.

The lead was doubled in the 16th minute, with Oldham's defence in disarray and Michael Jacobs seizing the chance to fire in a close-range drive.

It could have been 3-0 before half-time, but Nick Powell and Gavin Massey were both denied by home goalkeeper Ben Wilson.

Oldham had their best opening straight after the break when an Ollie Banks back-heel was smothered by Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Substitute Alex Gilbey wasted a chance to inflict more misery on the hosts, screwing off target from the edge of the box.

Ryan McLaughlin forced a save from Walton, but it was a largely untroubled afternoon for promotion favourites Wigan.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 12Wilson
  • 2DummiganBooked at 40mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 23Hunt
  • 4Wilson
  • 6Gardner
  • 8BanksBooked at 60minsSubstituted forOseiat 68'minutes
  • 10HollowaySubstituted forDuffusat 68'minutes
  • 14KyeremehSubstituted forFawnsat 81'minutes
  • 11McLaughlin

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack
  • 18Osei
  • 21Duffus
  • 22Fawns
  • 24Fane

Wigan

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walton
  • 2ByrneBooked at 82mins
  • 33BurnBooked at 34mins
  • 22Dunkley
  • 26James
  • 5MorsyBooked at 45mins
  • 8Evans
  • 17Jacobs
  • 11MasseySubstituted forColcloughat 84'minutes
  • 10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 71'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forGilbeyat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Gilbey
  • 9Grigg
  • 21Thomas
  • 23Jones
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Colclough
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
5,446

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home4
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  2. Post update

    Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

    Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan McLaughlin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Gavin Massey.

  15. Booking

    Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Mason Fawns replaces Gyamfi Kyeremeh.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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