League One
PortsmouthPortsmouth1WiganWigan Athletic2

Portsmouth 1-2 Wigan Athletic

A stunning 30-yard free-kick from full-back Tom James secured a first League One win of the season for Wigan, who increased the pressure on Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett with victory at Fratton Park.

The visitors took the lead six minutes before half-time when Lee Evans fired home from 12 yards after good work by former Pompey loanee Viv Solomon-Otabor caused a scramble in the penalty area.

In a wind-dominated encounter, the Latics used the conditions to their advantage just before the hour mark when James' free-kick deceived home goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray, who could only help the ball on its way into the net.

Pompey, who had failed to score in their first two league games, did not test Wigan stopper Jamie Jones in the first 85 minutes.

The south-coast side grabbed a lifeline a minute from the end of normal time when substitute Ellis Harrison lashed home from John Marquis' nod down.

But the late goal was not enough to ruin Wigan's celebrations.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2Johnson
  • 6Whatmough
  • 20Raggett
  • 23Pring
  • 4Naylor
  • 17MorrisSubstituted forCannonat 71'minutes
  • 19HarnessSubstituted forHarrisonat 58'minutes
  • 24JacobsSubstituted forWilliamsat 71'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 3Brown
  • 7Williams
  • 8Close
  • 10Harrison
  • 14Cannon
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 41Turnbull

Wigan

  • 1Jones
  • 27James
  • 5CameronBooked at 48mins
  • 4Fox
  • 3PearceSubstituted forGardnerat 22'minutes
  • 24Perry
  • 23MerrieSubstituted forCrankshawat 90+2'minutes
  • 7Naismith
  • 8Evans
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forMasseyat 80'minutes
  • 14GarnerBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 11Massey
  • 15Gardner
  • 19Crankshaw
  • 20Obi
  • 25Evans
  • 26Jolley
  • 32Long
Referee:
Antony Coggins

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Wigan Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Wigan Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dan Gardner.

  5. Post update

    Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Chris Merrie.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  11. Post update

    Tom James (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 1, Wigan Athletic 2. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by John Marquis.

  14. Post update

    Callum Johnson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by John Marquis.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Johnson with a cross.