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Wigan Athletic 1-2 Bradford City

Bradford City inflicted Wigan Athletic's first home league defeat since March with a thoroughly-deserved 2-1 victory at the DW Stadium.

The visitors went ahead after 14 minutes when Charlie Wyke bundled the ball home from close range for his eighth goal of the season.

Wigan almost levelled immediately when skipper Sam Morsy saw a curling shot cleared off the line.

But the equaliser did arrive after 24 minutes when centre-back Chey Dunkley powered the ball home from a left-wing corner.

Wigan suffered a blow when they lost star man Nick Powell before the half-hour mark, the ex-Manchester United man limping off to be replaced by Gary Roberts.

And Bradford quickly regained the ascendancy with Wyke heading against the bar - via a slight touch from goalkeeper Jamie Jones.

The second half was end-to-end stuff with both sides pushing for as winner.

It looked like it would end all square but, deep into stoppage-time, Tyrell Robinson - an 85th-minute substitute - drove home from the edge of the area, with Jones powerless to keep it out.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 23Jones
  • 2Byrne
  • 33BurnBooked at 77mins
  • 22Dunkley
  • 3Elder
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forGriggat 90+5'minutes
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 25PowellSubstituted forRobertsat 29'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forPerkinsat 54'minutes
  • 10Toney

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 8Evans
  • 9Grigg
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 27Colclough
  • 31Sarkic

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 18Hendrie
  • 17Gilliead
  • 6Vincelot
  • 4Reeves
  • 7Law
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forRobinsonat 85'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 2Thompson
  • 11Poleon
  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 14McCartan
  • 19Jones
  • 20Pybus
  • 35Robinson
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
10,649

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 2.

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Michael Jacobs.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 2. Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Wyke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tyrell Robinson replaces Paul Taylor.

Attempt saved. David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).

Booking

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

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

Foul by Alex Gilliead (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Bradford City).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

Hand ball by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Jake Reeves (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Luke Hendrie (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces Gavin Massey.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Bradford City 1.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Kilgallon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury17124126111540
2Wigan17113330111936
3Bradford1810352720733
4Scunthorpe189542213932
5Charlton169432518731
6Blackburn1684424121228
7Oxford Utd187563122926
8Rotherham188283125626
9Fleetwood187562726126
10Portsmouth188282322126
11Peterborough177462724325
12Blackpool177462322125
13MK Dons186572026-623
14Southend176562027-723
15Oldham176383036-621
16Bristol Rovers1870112633-721
17Doncaster185581921-220
18Walsall174762125-419
19Wimbledon185491420-619
20Gillingham184681421-718
21Northampton1853101530-1518
22Rochdale173861722-517
23Plymouth1835101328-1514
24Bury1834111828-1013
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