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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Birmingham City: Lee Camp error gifts Latics win

Lee Camp
Birmingham City goalkeeper Lee Camp's error fifteen minutes from time proved the difference between the teams

Birmingham City goalkeeper Lee Camp allowed a long-range Anthony Pilkington effort to slip under his body to gift Wigan Athletic victory at the DW Stadium.

Before Camp's error, the game had looked destined for a draw, with neither side able to create any real openings.

The hosts made a promising start with Kieffer Moore having an early shot blocked and Josh Windass going close.

But Camp's error ultimately proved the difference.

Wigan, who climb two places to 17th in the Championship table, started the evening searching for only their third victory of the campaign and began brightly.

Gavin Massey found Windass, who in turn fed Moore, but his shot was blocked.

Windass then found space to shift the ball on to his left foot and force Camp into a save.

Dan Crowley shot wide with Birmingham's first effort at goal and that set the tone for the night, as the Blues failed to hit the target in 12 attempts.

Blues youngsters Odin Bailey and Jude Bellingham added energy in the second half but the visitors failed to seriously threaten as they searched for an equaliser.

Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet: "Obviously Lee spoke to the lads after the game, but we are a team. Inside the dressing room we're a team when we win and we're a team when we lose. I just want the fans to back us to bounce back now.

"I understand that goalkeepers get criticism in these situations, but I don't think Lee's confidence will be affected.

"For me he's started this season well, certainly at a better level than last season. I've been very happy with all his work so far this season."

Wigan boss Paul Cook: "This win gives us such a different atmosphere around the club.

"I didn't ever think we looked like losing to be honest, but I suppose were a bit fortunate with the goal. We just have to keep going. I think that's the third clean sheet in a row at home.

"We need points on the board. I don't care who scores, but it really is a big step up to Championship level. The standard is so high. This was an important win for us, but we must keep challenging."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 16Mulgrew
  • 3Robinson
  • 20Williams
  • 5Morsy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forEvansat 87'minutes
  • 10Windass
  • 9LoweSubstituted forPilkingtonat 69'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fox
  • 7Pilkington
  • 8Evans
  • 14Garner
  • 23Jones
  • 33Naismith
  • 38Gelhardt

Birmingham

  • 1Camp
  • 5Colin
  • 12DeanBooked at 89mins
  • 14Clarke-SalterSubstituted forBellinghamat 83'minutes
  • 3Pedersen
  • 7CrowleySubstituted forMrabtiat 66'minutes
  • 20Gardner
  • 34Sunjic
  • 17Villalba RodrigoSubstituted forBaileyat 73'minutes
  • 10Jutkiewicz
  • 24Giménez

Substitutes

  • 2Harding
  • 13Stockdale
  • 18Mrabti
  • 22Bellingham
  • 26Davis
  • 37Bailey
  • 43Bajrami
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
9,244

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Birmingham City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).

  5. Post update

    Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Odin Bailey (Birmingham City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Odin Bailey (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Lee Evans replaces Gavin Massey.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maxime Colin.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Joe Williams.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Odin Bailey (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Odin Bailey.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Josh Windass with a cross following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kristian Pedersen.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City. Jude Bellingham replaces Jake Clarke-Salter.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kristian Pedersen with a cross.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds10622145920
2West Brom105411711619
3Nottm Forest10541159619
4Fulham105321881018
5Preston105321811718
6Swansea9531136718
7Charlton9522128417
8Sheff Wed10514159616
9Bristol City94411612416
10QPR95131414016
11Blackburn104241111014
12Hull103431413113
13Cardiff93421112-113
14Birmingham10415913-413
15Brentford932487111
16Derby92521113-211
17Wigan10325915-611
18Luton93151417-310
19Middlesbrough102441014-410
20Millwall9243712-510
21Reading102261116-58
22Huddersfield10127918-95
23Barnsley9126515-105
24Stoke10028921-122
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