EFL Cup
WiganWigan Athletic0StokeStoke City1

Collins header enough as Stoke beat Wigan

Nathan Collins' close-range header was enough for Stoke City to knock out Wigan Athletic in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The Potters' skipper leapt at the back post to guide Liam Lindsay's set piece into the top corner to give the visitors victory in the first League Cup meeting between the sides.

Stoke - who will travel to Leeds United in round two - had 24 attempts on the Wigan goal but could only manage six shots on target in a game which lacked clinical finishing at the DW Stadium.

Sam Clucas turned in a rebound after Sam Vokes' strike was saved in the second half but the winger's finish was ruled out for offside.

Wigan have now lost seven of their last eight League Cup matches, with their only win in the first round coming against Blackpool in 2017.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Jones
  • 15Sterling
  • 22Dunkley
  • 16MulgrewBooked at 24mins
  • 33Naismith
  • 20Williams
  • 18Roberts
  • 11MasseySubstituted forMerrieat 72'minutes
  • 25EnobakhareSubstituted forWeirat 83'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 24LangSubstituted forJolleyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Jacobs
  • 19Moore
  • 21Kipre
  • 29Gyollai
  • 31Merrie
  • 32Jolley
  • 39Weir

Stoke

Formation 3-4-3

  • 32Federici
  • 37CollinsBooked at 64mins
  • 12Carter-Vickers
  • 5Lindsay
  • 2Edwards
  • 24Cousins
  • 38WoodsBooked at 63mins
  • 11McClean
  • 31DuffySubstituted forHoganat 80'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forCampbellat 80'minutes
  • 22ClucasBooked at 65minsSubstituted forEteboat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ward
  • 7Ince
  • 8Etebo
  • 16Davies
  • 20Hogan
  • 23Verlinden
  • 26Campbell
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,821

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away23
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Stoke City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Stoke City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James McClean (Stoke City).

  4. Post update

    Dujon Sterling (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  6. Post update

    Scott Hogan (Stoke City) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tyrese Campbell.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James McClean with a through ball.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nathan Collins.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Scott Hogan (Stoke City).

  11. Post update

    Jamie Jones (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Peter Etebo (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Jolley (Wigan Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City).

  17. Post update

    Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City).

  19. Post update

    Dujon Sterling (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Edwards (Stoke City).