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Wigan Athletic 0-5 Hull City

Mallik Wilks' hat-trick helped Hull City move to within a point of League One leaders Lincoln City with a comfortable 5-0 victory at struggling Wigan Athletic.

The Tigers had suffered an 8-0 thrashing on their last trip to the DW Stadium, for a Championship clash only seven months ago.

But they gained some semblance of revenge - after breaking a three-match scoreless sequence - with a dazzling performance.

The hero was Wilks, whose first goal arrived on 27 minutes from a tight angle.

Wilks added his and Hull's second goal five minutes later, with a right-foot shot that crept in off the far post.

After Reece Burke had seen a goal disallowed for offside and Josh Magennis hit a post from close range, number three arrived four minutes after the restart when Keane Lewis-Potter headed home Wilks' cross.

Magennis made it 4-0 four minutes later with a tidy finish after being afforded the freedom of the Wigan penalty area.

And Wilks rounded off the scoring with 26 minutes still to play with a left-foot strike from distance.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2Darikwa
  • 14WoottonSubstituted forWhelanat 45'minutes
  • 4Tilt
  • 5JohnstonBooked at 55mins
  • 12Ojo
  • 23Merrie
  • 10KeaneSubstituted forLangat 56'minutes
  • 15GardnerSubstituted forDodooat 56'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forRobinsonat 56'minutes
  • 16ProctorSubstituted forCloughat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 9Lang
  • 11Massey
  • 20Dodoo
  • 25Evans
  • 34Robinson

Hull

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Ingram
  • 2Coyle
  • 5Burke
  • 24Greaves
  • 3Elder
  • 15JonesSubstituted forFloresat 63'minutes
  • 33DochertySubstituted forSlaterat 63'minutes
  • 7WilksSubstituted forScottat 71'minutes
  • 10HoneymanSubstituted forEmmanuelat 80'minutes
  • 19Lewis-Potter
  • 27MagennisSubstituted forCrowleyat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 11Scott
  • 12Emmanuel
  • 16Flores
  • 17McLoughlin
  • 18Slater
  • 20Crowley
Referee:
James Oldham

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamHull
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Hull City 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Hull City 5.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matt Ingram.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Lang.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Elder.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Callum Elder (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joseph Dodoo.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Elder (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Zach Clough.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Joshua Emmanuel replaces George Honeyman.

  15. Post update

    Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Michael Flores (Hull City).

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Corey Whelan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Crowley (Hull City).

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Scott (Hull City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City27165640221853
2Hull29164946242252
3Peterborough27164743251852
4Portsmouth27146745261948
5Doncaster26153843311248
6Accrington26136738271145
7Sunderland271111539241544
8Oxford Utd2613494334943
9Charlton2812794338543
10Plymouth2811893943-441
11Ipswich26124103027340
12Crewe28117103635140
13MK Dons28108103833538
14Blackpool25114102926337
15Gillingham28114133640-437
16Fleetwood2898113225735
17Shrewsbury258982628-233
18Bristol Rovers2776142744-1727
19Rochdale2868144155-1426
20Wimbledon2667132947-1825
21Northampton2867152043-2325
22Swindon2873183253-2124
23Wigan2866162854-2624
24Burton2657143251-1922
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