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Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Wigan Athletic: Latics win League One title

Wigan champions
Wigan also won the League One title in 2015-16

Will Grigg's 26th goal of the season earned victory for Wigan Athletic at Doncaster and confirmed the Latics as League One champions.

The already-promoted Latics only needed a point to confirm they were going up to the second tier as title winners and Grigg slotted home 15 minutes from time.

Rovers boss Darren Ferguson was absent for his side's final home game of the season due to "family reasons", which was later confirmed to be his father Sir Alex having emergency surgery.

Second-placed Blackburn started the day two points behind Wigan but an early goal for the hosts at Ewood Park might have made the large travelling contingent in Yorkshire a little nervous.

Their side, who missed the chance to wrap up the title last week, barely threatened in the first half, with Michael Jacobs' near-post effort saved and goalkeeper Marko Marosi also denying Gavin Massey, Sam Morsy and Grigg.

Wigan fans were singing about being champions when news of Oxford's 66th-minute equaliser reached them and nine minutes later it was confirmed when Grigg put them ahead.

The excellent Nick Powell released him behind the defence and Grigg never looked like missing the one-on-one chance as he kept his cool to slide his shot past Marosi.

That sparked wild scenes of celebration on the Wigan bench and in the stands, with a number of fans pouring onto the pitch, and their team held on to confirm their status as champions.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 18Anderson
  • 6Butler
  • 8Mason
  • 17BlairSubstituted forKongoloat 22'minutes
  • 12WhitemanSubstituted forKiwomyaat 78'minutes
  • 4McCullough
  • 16Houghton
  • 39Amos
  • 9Marquis
  • 22Beestin

Substitutes

  • 1Lawlor
  • 3Andrew
  • 7Kongolo
  • 19May
  • 23Kiwomya
  • 27Ben Khemis
  • 30Fletcher

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 11MasseySubstituted forPerkinsat 83'minutes
  • 25Powell
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forRobertsat 90'minutes
  • 9GriggBooked at 76minsSubstituted forColeat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 10Cole
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
12,057

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home2
Away10
Shots on Target
Home0
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

Alex Kiwomya (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Devante Cole replaces William Grigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Michael Jacobs.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces Gavin Massey.

Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Andy Butler.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Alex Kiwomya replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

Booking

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Wigan Athletic 1. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nick Powell.

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Jordan Houghton (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Danny Amos (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Rodney Kongolo (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Danny Amos (Doncaster Rovers).

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan462911689296098
2Blackburn462812682404296
3Shrewsbury462512960392187
4Rotherham462471573532079
5Scunthorpe4619171065501574
6Charlton462011155851771
7Plymouth461911165859-168
8Portsmouth46206205756166
9Peterborough461713166860864
10Southend461712175862-463
11Bradford46189195767-1063
12Blackpool461515166055560
13Bristol Rovers461611196066-659
14Fleetwood46169215968-957
15Doncaster461317165252056
16Oxford Utd461511206166-556
17Gillingham461317165055-556
18Wimbledon461314194758-1153
19Walsall461313205366-1352
20Rochdale461118174957-851
21Oldham461117185875-1750
22Northampton461211234377-3447
23MK Dons461112234369-2645
24Bury46812264171-3036
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