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Scunthorpe United 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Second-half goals from Dan Burn and Nick Powell earned 10-man Wigan victory at Scunthorpe.

The Latics' goals sandwiched a 57th-minute red card for midfielder Lee Evans, who pushed his head into the face of the Iron's Funso Ojo after being fouled by the Belgian.

In a battle between the two sides to have conceded the fewest goals in the third tier, defences were perhaps expectedly on top during the opening 45 minutes, though the Iron's Rory McArdle had a header cleared off the line.

The Latics turned up the heat after the break, with stand-in skipper Burn lashing them in front after being allowed to turn in the penalty area.

United enjoyed their best spell of possession in the wake of Evans' sending off, but produced little to test goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

And, when a long ball out of defence by the Wigan stopper was misjudged by McArdle, the impressive Powell nipped in to find the far corner of the net from a tight angle.

Ojo fired in as the game entered stoppage time to give Scunthorpe hope, but it was no more than a consolation.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Gilks
  • 2Clarke
  • 23McArdle
  • 5WallaceBooked at 33mins
  • 33Butroid
  • 11MorrisBooked at 28mins
  • 12BishopSubstituted forMantomat 69'minutes
  • 6OjoBooked at 56mins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 77mins
  • 14HopperSubstituted forHolmesat 52'minutes
  • 17NovakSubstituted forMaddenat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Crofts
  • 8Mantom
  • 9Madden
  • 16Adelakun
  • 19Holmes
  • 21Burgess
  • 31Watson

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 6PowerBooked at 77mins
  • 8EvansBooked at 56mins
  • 11MasseySubstituted forThomasat 67'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forToneyat 75'minutes
  • 18Roberts
  • 9GriggSubstituted forPerkinsat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 10Toney
  • 21Thomas
  • 24Hunt
  • 35Burgess
  • 40Evans
  • 47Golden
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
4,480

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 2.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Max Power.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Wigan Athletic 2. Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin van Veen following a corner.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Foul by Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United).

Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic).

Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

Booking

Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ivan Toney replaces Nick Powell.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 0, Wigan Athletic 2. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Jones.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Butroid.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Neal Bishop.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Lee Novak.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Terell Thomas replaces Gavin Massey.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Callum Elder.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) header from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Nathan Byrne.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic).

Rory McArdle (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Lewis Butroid (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces William Grigg.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury129301881030
2Wigan129122271528
3Bradford128222213926
4Rotherham127052213921
5Peterborough116232217520
6Charlton116231915420
7Blackburn10613158719
8Scunthorpe12543127519
9Fleetwood116142019119
10Oxford Utd125342114718
11Blackpool115331613318
12Bristol Rovers126062323018
13MK Dons125251215-317
14Southend124441722-516
15Portsmouth114251514114
16Walsall123541621-514
17Doncaster123361515012
18Rochdale122551014-411
19Oldham113171726-910
20Bury112361217-59
21Wimbledon12237514-99
22Northampton12228822-148
23Gillingham11146615-97
24Plymouth12129821-135
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