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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Hull City: Latics claim narrow win over Tigers

Sam Morsy
Egypt international Sam Morsy was sent off in Wigan's defeat at Brentford on Saturday but had his red card rescinded

Wigan's decision to appeal against Sam Morsy's red card paid dividends as his goal set the Latics on the way to victory over Hull.

Morsy was sent off in Saturday's defeat at Brentford but the dismissal was rescinded on appeal.

The Egypt international gave Wigan the lead in the 21st minute with a low long-range strike before Josh Windass headed in a second from a Lee Evans cross.

Jarrod Bowen pulled one back for the visitors with a calm finish to halve Hull's deficit to 2-1 at the break.

Former Wigan striker Nouha Dicko had a great chance to level but fired straight at Latics goalkeeper Christian Walton, before Antonee Robinson and Michael Jacobs forced fine saves from Tigers goalkeeper David Marshall as the the home side finished strongly.

Paul Cook's men have claimed 10 points from their four games at the DW Stadium so far this season and are level on points with sixth-placed Aston Villa.

Last season's League One champions were ultimately worthy winners against a Hull side who have lost five of their eight league games this campaign.

They visit Reading on Saturday, while Wigan are back in action against Bristol City on Friday night.

Wigan first team coach Anthony Barry said:

"Hull probably started the better of the two sides, gave it to us for the first ten minutes and our lack of confidence from the weekend was exposed a bit.

"But we ground out a foothold in the game, and from there we grew into the game.

"I think the timing of their goal was a bit of a kick in the teeth for us, and checked us a little bit.

"But that's the Championship. It's a tough league, and we just have to look at trying to manage games even better than we have been doing."

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"We could have scored three or four goals in the first 20 minutes and the game could have been out of sight but as it was that didn't happen.

"We started the second half brightly and we huffed and we puffed but we've not done enough in terms of quality in the penalty area.

"I'd like to think our starting line up was strong in an attacking sense.

"I see potentially a very strong group of players who can do well. This was a game we could have gone on and won and we haven't done."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 12James
  • 22Dunkley
  • 21Kipre
  • 3Robinson
  • 36Evans
  • 5Morsy
  • 10WindassBooked at 35minsSubstituted forNaismithat 83'minutes
  • 25PowellSubstituted forVaughanat 90'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forGibsonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Byrne
  • 4Gibson
  • 8Vaughan
  • 20Naismith
  • 26Connolly
  • 40Evans
  • 41Garner

Hull

  • 1Marshall
  • 2LichajBooked at 30mins
  • 35Elphick
  • 4de WijsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forEvandroat 86'minutes
  • 23Kingsley
  • 20Bowen
  • 22Henriksen
  • 6StewartSubstituted forGrosickiat 75'minutes
  • 16Irvine
  • 29Martin
  • 9DickoSubstituted forCampbellat 62'minutesBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 5Burke
  • 7Evandro
  • 12Long
  • 14Grosicki
  • 17Kane
  • 19Keane
  • 25Campbell
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
8,848

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamHull
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Hull City 1.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces Nick Powell.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Evandro (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kal Naismith.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nick Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Evandro replaces Jordy de Wijs.

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Evans with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.

Cedric Kipre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Kal Naismith replaces Josh Windass.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jordy de Wijs.

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

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

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

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reece James.

Attempt saved. Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki replaces Kevin Stewart.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt blocked. Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Fraizer Campbell (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.

Cedric Kipre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Markus Henriksen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Reece James.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Darron Gibson replaces William Grigg.

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

Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85301851318
2Brentford8431157815
3West Brom84222012814
4Middlesbrough742193614
5Bristol City84221410414
6Aston Villa83411412213
7Wigan84131311213
8Derby8413109113
9Sheff Utd7403129312
10Swansea833276112
11Sheff Wed73221111011
12Bolton7322910-111
13Blackburn825189-111
14Stoke82331013-39
15Rotherham8305613-79
16Nottm Forest71518808
17Norwich72231012-28
18Hull8215913-47
19QPR7214514-97
20Millwall713379-26
21Birmingham705257-25
22Reading7124811-35
23Preston8125715-85
24Ipswich8044612-64
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