The FA Cup - First Round
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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Crawley Town

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FA Cup: Wigan Athletic 2-1 Crawley Town highlights

Wigan took their place in the second round of the FA Cup thanks to a hard-fought win over Crawley in a drab match that was illuminated by three high-quality goals.

Crawley took the lead with only 20 minutes gone, Jordan Roberts controlling superbly before hooking a delightful volley over his shoulder and into the corner of the net.

Wigan equalised within 10 minutes, Ivan Toney converting an acrobatic volley of his own from Lee Evans' left-wing cross.

Nick Powell should have put Wigan ahead before the break, only to squander a one-on-one opportunity.

But it mattered not as Evans made it 2-1 with 19 minutes to go.

There looked to be little danger when the Wales international picked the ball up 35 yards from goal.

But after switching the ball to his unfamiliar left foot, he unleashed a vicious strike that flew into the roof of the net before Town goalkeeper Glenn Morris could even move.

To their credit, Crawley never gave up the ghost, but lacked the quality in the final third to reward their 157 travelling fans in the crowd of 3,288.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 31Sarkic
  • 2Byrne
  • 33Burn
  • 14Bruce
  • 26James
  • 5MorsyBooked at 26mins
  • 8Evans
  • 18RobertsSubstituted forColcloughat 81'minutes
  • 25Powell
  • 11MasseySubstituted forPerkinsat 73'minutes
  • 10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 9Grigg
  • 22Dunkley
  • 23Jones
  • 24Hunt
  • 27Colclough

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2Young
  • 5McNerney
  • 6Connolly
  • 3DohertySubstituted forCliffordat 80'minutes
  • 21BulmanSubstituted forTajbakhshat 74'minutes
  • 22Lelan
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 8Smith
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forVerheydtat 60'minutes
  • 28Camara

Substitutes

  • 4Payne
  • 12Mersin
  • 18Clifford
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 23Verheydt
  • 24Lewis
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,288

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home10
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.

Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Billy Clifford.

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

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Josh Doherty.

Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Joe McNerney.

Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Dannie Bulman.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Ivan Toney.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces Gavin Massey.

Hand ball by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

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