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Wigan Athletic 2-2 Middlesbrough: Lewis Wing hits double for Boro against 10-man Latics

Wing had never previously scored twice in one game at senior level
Lewis Wing's double means the Middlesbrough midfielder now has six goals this season

Wigan Athletic recovered from a red card and a quickfire Lewis Wing double to draw their Championship game at the DW Stadium.

Wigan went in front when Sam Morsy marked his 150th appearance for the club by firing in a shot on the turn from the edge of the box.

Boro turned the game on its head in the second half after Chey Dunkley was sent off for a foul on Wing, who levelled with a deflected strike from the resulting free-kick.

The midfielder soon made it 2-1 with a swerving effort from 30 yards that deceived keeper David Marshall.

But Wigan, who remain third from bottom, levelled when Harold Moukoudi headed Nathan Byrne's cross into his own net.

Wigan applied the early pressure and almost grabbed the lead when Joe Williams' drive was tipped over the bar by Aynsley Pears.

Boro struggled to get in the game, although Ashley Fletcher had a 16th-minute strike ruled out for offside when he swept Jonny Howson's cross in off the bar.

But the Latics made the breakthrough just before the half-hour mark, with Michael Jacobs feeding Morsy, who controlled the ball and drilled a low left-foot finish into the bottom corner.

However, Dunkley's dismissal for a second booking appeared to have cost his side dearly, with Wing's free-kick spinning off the wall and wrong-footing Marshall.

The keeper then misjudged Wing's next attempt at goal as the visitors went 2-1 up - but the depleted Latics continued to battle and snatched an equaliser 13 minutes from time.

Byrne whipped a ball across the box and Moukoudi, making his second appearance for Boro, could only nod it beyond his own goalkeeper Pears.

Middlesbrough manager Jonathan Woodgate told BBC Tees:

"We should be 1-0 up right at the start. Ashley (Fletcher) is blatantly onside by a yard.

"We needed to break them down. They were difficult to play against, but we need to move the ball quicker in those situations.

"To take the lead 2-1, they get a man sent off- we should be winning the game from that situation."

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook:

"It was a competitive, committed game. There were eleven bookings and a sending off, in a game where there hasn't been a bad challenge. We feel aggrieved at decisions going against us from when we were 1-0 up.

"The lads showed great conviction in what they do to get a result, because when you go down to ten men against a team like Middlesbrough- who can dominate the ball well, they've got a lot of very good players- to take a point is a very pleasing result.

"We've taken seven points from 12, which is a good return. If we can keep taking six or seven out of 12, we'll get to safety."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Byrne
  • 21KipreBooked at 54mins
  • 22DunkleyBooked at 62mins
  • 33NaismithBooked at 69mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 20WilliamsBooked at 69mins
  • 7PilkingtonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forLoweat 81'minutes
  • 38GelhardtSubstituted forBalogunat 64'minutes
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forMasseyat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 19Moore

Substitutes

  • 8Evans
  • 9Lowe
  • 11Massey
  • 14Garner
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 37Balogun

Middlesbrough

  • 42Pears
  • 16HowsonBooked at 87mins
  • 18MoukoudiBooked at 59mins
  • 6FrySubstituted forSpenceat 89'minutes
  • 33Coulson
  • 17McNair
  • 22SavilleBooked at 72mins
  • 26Wing
  • 15MorrisonSubstituted forTavernierat 71'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 11Fletcher
  • 9AssombalongaSubstituted forNmechaat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mejias
  • 7Tavernier
  • 8Clayton
  • 14Gestede
  • 20Nmecha
  • 21Johnson
  • 29Spence
Referee:
Oliver Langford

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Middlesbrough 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Middlesbrough 2.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Gavin Massey tries a through ball, but Jamal Lowe is caught offside.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).

Leon Balogun (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Cedric Kipre tries a through ball, but Jamal Lowe is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lukas Nmecha.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ashley Fletcher.

Booking

Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Djed Spence replaces Dael Fry.

Attempt missed. Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Williams with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).

Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gavin Massey replaces Michael Jacobs.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Kal Naismith.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamal Lowe replaces Anthony Pilkington.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough).

Anthony Pilkington (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Own Goal by Harold Moukoudi, Middlesbrough. Wigan Athletic 2, Middlesbrough 2.

Foul by Harold Moukoudi (Middlesbrough).

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

George Saville (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Booking

George Saville (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Saville (Middlesbrough).

Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marcus Tavernier replaces Ravel Morrison.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Middlesbrough 2. Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

Foul by Ravel Morrison (Middlesbrough).

Kal Naismith (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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5Nottm Forest32159843311254
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7Bristol City3114894543250
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17QPR32116154756-939
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