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Derby County 1-0 Wigan Athletic: Graeme Shinnie's late winner flattens Latics

Graeme Shinnie's strike was his first for Derby County since his summer move from Aberdeen
Graeme Shinnie's strike was his first for Derby County since his summer move from Aberdeen

Derby County midfielder Graeme Shinnie hit a stunning injury-time strike to earn all three points against Wigan Athletic.

Just when it looked as if it would remain goalless at Pride Park, Shinnie was set up by a knockback from Chris Martin and, in the second minute of time added on, thundered home an angled right-footed half-volley.

A second clean sheet in successive home Championship games was the other key factor in Derby's fifth win over Wigan in their past six league meetings.

Derby's victory, only their fourth in 13 league games under Phillip Cocu, lifts them within four points of the play-off places, while Paul Cook's Latics are now just four points above the relegation zone.

Following a dire 3-0 defeat at Charlton on Saturday, Cocu had demanded a reaction from his players and, for the majority of the game, that failed to materialise.

But summer signing Shinnie's first goal for eight months - and his first for the Rams - earned them a third successive home win and stretched Wigan's woeful away run since promotion from League One 17 months ago to just two away league wins in 30 attempts.

The Latics had to wait until the 27th minute for their first chance when Gavin Massey curled the first of two near identical efforts across the face of goal. But, encouraged by their resilient first-half display, Wigan created three chances in six minutes soon after the restart, and appeared the side most likely to break the deadlock in the second period.

Shots from Moore and Joe Williams were blocked by Curtis Davies and the chest of goalkeeper Kelle Roos respectively, while Jamal Lowe was sent clear by Massey for a one-on-one chance, only for his effort to be comfortably saved by Roos.

Lowe then had another chance to clinch the points for Wigan in the 83rd minute, Roos keeping out his close-range shot, and that created the platform for Shinnie to win it.

Derby boss Phillip Cocu told BBC Radio Derby:

"If you win with such a goal like that, it's a great win. What a finish with the right foot.

"It was such an open game in the end but we kept going and wanted to find that goal. I made changes to go even more offensive.

"That's why the game opened up because I had one thing on my mind and that was getting the three points."

Wigan boss Paul Cook:

"Derby didn't look like they were a threat in the second half, whereas we continually created chances.

"Those moments in the game are huge. Against a team the calibre of Derby, they are always liable to hurt you, and that was never more evident than with their late goal.

"Moments come in games you must take if you are going to be successful, and we had enough moments tonight to make sure we won the game, but we never took them.

"When you're like that at 0-0 you are always liable for that sucker punch, and we got it."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 33Davies
  • 16Clarke
  • 46MaloneBooked at 65minsSubstituted forLoweat 79'minutes
  • 4ShinnieBooked at 64mins
  • 5Bielik
  • 23Holmes
  • 7PatersonSubstituted forMartinat 45'minutes
  • 10Lawrence
  • 9WaghornSubstituted forMarriottat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wisdom
  • 8Dowell
  • 12Hamer
  • 14Marriott
  • 19Martin
  • 25Lowe
  • 38Knight

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 15Sterling
  • 22Dunkley
  • 16MulgrewSubstituted forKipreat 63'minutes
  • 3RobinsonBooked at 51mins
  • 20Williams
  • 4MacLeodBooked at 90mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 9Lowe
  • 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 79'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forNaismithat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Pilkington
  • 10Windass
  • 14Garner
  • 21Kipre
  • 23Jones
  • 33Naismith
  • 38Gelhardt
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
24,697

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

Foul by Graeme Shinnie (Derby County).

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

Booking

Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Derby County 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.

Attempt blocked. Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Marriott.

Jack Marriott (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Kal Naismith replaces Gavin Massey.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Derby County) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Marriott following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Garner.

Attempt blocked. Curtis Davies (Derby County) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Gavin Massey.

Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Garner replaces Kieffer Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Max Lowe replaces Scott Malone.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Gavin Massey.

Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).

Kieffer Moore (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Cedric Kipre.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jack Marriott.

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Williams.

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Graeme Shinnie.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Martyn Waghorn.

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lewis MacLeod (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Booking

Scott Malone (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Graeme Shinnie (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds13733178924
3Sheff Wed137241810823
4Bristol City136522017323
5QPR137242323023
6Preston1364324141022
7Fulham136432314922
8Nottm Forest136431712522
9Swansea136431713422
10Charlton136341914521
11Birmingham136161215-319
12Brentford135351511418
13Cardiff134631919018
14Derby134631618-218
15Hull134451820-216
16Blackburn134361518-315
17Millwall133641419-515
18Luton134272023-314
19Wigan134271017-714
20Reading133371419-512
21Middlesbrough132561117-611
22Huddersfield132471420-610
23Stoke132291323-108
24Barnsley131571125-148
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