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Wigan Athletic 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Wigan recorded a third League One win in a row for the first time this season to see off 10-man Crewe 2-0 and take another huge step towards safety.

Leam Richardson's men took the lead inside 15 minutes thanks to a freakish deflection from Joe Dodoo and never looked back.

Funso Ojo twice came close to doubling the lead before the all-important second goal did arrive with 18 minutes to go.

Callum Lang drove into the Crewe box and was taken out by Omar Beckles as he attempted to strike for goal.

The Crewe centre-back's afternoon came to a premature end thanks to the inevitable red card.

Although Will Jaaskelainen got two hands to Lee Evans' spot-kick, the ball had enough pace on it to find the corner of the net.

The win moved Wigan four points clear of the drop zone with only four matches remaining.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 66mins
  • 4Tilt
  • 5Johnston
  • 34Robinson
  • 12OjoSubstituted forCloughat 90+5'minutes
  • 8Evans
  • 9LangSubstituted forJosephat 90+5'minutes
  • 10KeaneSubstituted forGardnerat 87'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forAasgaardat 84'minutes
  • 20DodooSubstituted forProctorat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 15Gardner
  • 16Proctor
  • 22Joseph
  • 25Evans
  • 30Aasgaard

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 17Offord
  • 33Wood
  • 29BecklesBooked at 70mins
  • 3Pickering
  • 28Murphy
  • 8Lowery
  • 32Evans
  • 19Dale
  • 12MandronSubstituted forPorterat 73'minutes
  • 10KirkSubstituted forDanielsat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Daniels
  • 9Porter
  • 11Ainley
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lancashire
  • 23Johnson
  • 31Walker
Referee:
Declan Bourne

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home17
Away5
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Kyle Joseph replaces Callum Lang.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Zach Clough replaces Funso Ojo.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Will Jaaskelainen.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Evans.

  7. Post update

    Antony Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Antony Evans (Crewe Alexandra).

  11. Post update

    Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jamie Proctor replaces Joseph Dodoo.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Dan Gardner replaces Will Keane.

  14. Post update

    Will Jaaskelainen (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Wigan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Antony Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Will Keane (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Thelo Aasgaard replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Antony Evans with a cross following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull422571073334082
2Peterborough412471073393479
3Sunderland411914861342771
4Lincoln City402091162422069
5Blackpool4019111053351868
6Oxford Utd421981566511565
7Portsmouth411981457431465
8Charlton401712115751663
9Ipswich411710144141061
10Doncaster40186165755260
11Gillingham42178175857159
12MK Dons421610165658-258
13Accrington411610155360-758
14Fleetwood411511154435956
15Crewe411510164756-955
16Plymouth421411175167-1653
17Burton411410175464-1052
18Shrewsbury401214144448-450
19Wimbledon411112184863-1545
20Wigan42128224768-2144
21Northampton421010223561-2640
22Rochdale41912205272-2039
23Bristol Rovers42108244065-2538
24Swindon42114274778-3137
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