League One
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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Wigan Athletic

Shrewsbury climbed to the top of League One as Stefan Payne's first-half goal proved enough to beat Wigan in the club's 3,000th Football League match.

Wigan started brightly and home goalkeeper Dean Henderson had to come racing out to block an early effort from Nick Powell. Michael Jacobs then powered forward and fired a shot into the side netting.

But Shrewsbury gradually settled and almost took the lead when Shaun Whalley's clever curling effort from the edge of the penalty area was flicked on to the top of the bar by goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

Shrewsbury broke the deadlock in the 26th minute as James Bolton's cross from the right was headed down by Toto Nsiala and Payne rifled a close range shot into the roof of the net for his fourth goal of the season.

Alex Rodman then drilled a shot from 20 yards just over the bar for Paul Hurst's hard-working side.

Wigan chased an equaliser in the second half and Ivan Toney headed against the outside of the near post before a late free-kick from Gary Roberts was kept out by Henderson.

But Shrewsbury defended well to make it five wins and a draw from their six league games this season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1HendersonBooked at 90mins
  • 13Bolton
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12Brown
  • 7WhalleyBooked at 84minsSubstituted forBecklesat 90+4'minutes
  • 8Ogogo
  • 4Godfrey
  • 20NolanSubstituted forAdamsat 90+1'minutes
  • 23RodmanBooked at 45mins
  • 45PayneSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 6Beckles
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 17Adams

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 14Bruce
  • 33BurnBooked at 75mins
  • 26JamesBooked at 75mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 8EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 25PowellBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forColcloughat 63'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10ToneyBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGriggat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 9Grigg
  • 18Roberts
  • 21Thomas
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Colclough
  • 31Sarkic
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
6,929

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Bruce (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Shrewsbury Town).

Reece James (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Omar Beckles replaces Shaun Whalley.

Booking

Dean Henderson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ebou Adams replaces Jon Nolan.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Ben Godfrey (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Reece James (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Stefan Payne.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Nick Powell.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Booking

Reece James (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Alex Bruce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury651094516
2Charlton6501137615
3Peterborough6411137613
4Bradford6411127513
5Scunthorpe633082612
6Oxford Utd6321103711
7Blackpool632186211
8Wigan531183510
9Fleetwood531185310
10Blackburn530210649
11Rotherham630310829
12Bristol Rovers63031012-29
13Walsall62229908
14Portsmouth62226608
15MK Dons621347-37
16Doncaster613267-16
17Southend6132712-56
18Wimbledon611437-44
19Bury6114611-54
20Plymouth6114510-54
21Rochdale603339-63
22Northampton5104310-73
23Gillingham6024410-62
24Oldham6015714-71
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