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Wigan Athletic 2-0 Charlton Athletic: Chey Dunkley scores twice in Latics win

Chey Dunkley
Chey Dunkley (right) has now scored three goals in his last two games for Wigan having not scored in his previous 48 appearances for the Latics

Centre-back Chey Dunkley scored twice as Wigan Athletic defeated Charlton Athletic 2-0 in the Championship.

The Latics opened the scoring through Dunkley in the 22nd minute, as he scrambled home Charlie Mulgrew's corner.

And Dunkley's second again came from a set-piece as he headed home another corner, this time from Michael Jacobs, after 70 minutes.

Wigan goalkeeper David Marshall made a string of fine saves late on but the Latics held out for a comfortable victory.

Charlton were enjoying a superb return to the Championship after winning the League One play-offs last season, sitting in third place before kick-off.

But, after going behind, they looked unconvincing against a Wigan side who were winless in their previous seven matches.

And the home side continued to push in the second half, with Mulgrew nearly doubling Wigan's lead after 60 minutes when his effort struck the outside of the post from a tight angle.

Charlton were denied a consolation goal by superb keeping from Marshall in the final 30 minutes as they dropped to seventh in the Championship table after back-to-back defeats, while Wigan climbed to 19th.

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook:

"I thought the first half was a very strong performance from us, and we were probably unfortunate to only go in 1-0 up.

"We played really well, created numerous opportunities, and you're always a little bit wary when you don't get that second goal.

"You look at how strongly Charlton have started the season, how strong their threats are, especially going forward, and you're worrying in case you slip up.

"But we saw the game out really well, we were grateful to David Marshall for pulling off a great save at the end, and we deserved to pick up the points."

Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer:

"That's the worst we've played since I've been in charge - certainly the first 45 minutes anyway. We were so bad, we couldn't put three passes together.

"We normally pride ourselves on our set-pieces, but their centre-half scores a volley from inside the six-yard box, which shouldn't be possible.

"Then he has a free header from inside the six-yard box, which shouldn't be possible.

"Even after that we created enough chances to have got something from the game."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 16Mulgrew
  • 3Robinson
  • 5MorsyBooked at 45mins
  • 20Williams
  • 11MasseySubstituted forEvansat 69'minutes
  • 9LoweSubstituted forNaismithat 70'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 6Fox
  • 8Evans
  • 14Garner
  • 23Jones
  • 33Naismith
  • 38Gelhardt

Charlton

  • 1Phillips
  • 4OshilajaBooked at 56mins
  • 5Lockyer
  • 23Sarr
  • 3Purrington
  • 15PratleySubstituted forAnekeat 68'minutes
  • 24Cullen
  • 11Gallagher
  • 7Williams
  • 14Leko
  • 26HemedSubstituted forBonneat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pearce
  • 8Forster-Caskey
  • 10Aneke
  • 13Amos
  • 17Bonne
  • 20Solly
  • 28Field
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
9,567

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Purrington with a cross.

Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chuks Aneke.

Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Michael Jacobs is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Naby Sarr.

Attempt missed. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.

Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Garner replaces Kieffer Moore.

Foul by Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic).

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

Foul by Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic).

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic).

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

Attempt blocked. Chuks Aneke (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Purrington with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Leko with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chuks Aneke.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Kal Naismith replaces Jamal Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Lee Evans replaces Gavin Massey.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Chuks Aneke replaces Darren Pratley.

Attempt saved. Macauley Bonne (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Macauley Bonne replaces Tomer Hemed.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Darren Pratley.

Charlie Mulgrew (Wigan Athletic) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Swansea8521125717
3Preston8512147716
4QPR85121412216
5Nottm Forest8431116515
6Bristol City8431139415
7Charlton8422118314
8Sheff Wed8413117413
9West Brom7340118313
10Blackburn841398113
11Birmingham841379-213
12Fulham8332127512
13Cardiff8332910-112
14Hull8233111109
15Middlesbrough823389-19
16Millwall8233611-59
17Brentford822456-18
18Derby8152811-38
19Wigan8224813-58
20Reading8215911-27
21Luton82151216-47
22Barnsley8125412-85
23Stoke8026717-102
24Huddersfield7016513-81
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