Report: Wigan Athletic 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Massive blow to Latics.

Wigan remained unchanged for the third game running. New signings Gilks, Bogle, Hanson and Weir made the bench.

The first chance came from the visiting Owls, when Adam Reach hit a volley after Sam Morsy failed to clear, only for the volley to go out for a goal kick.

On 44 minutes, the next chance fell for Wednesday when it got headed down to Ross Wallace who hit it on the volley, it hit Buxton and flew over Haugaard and into the back of the net. Which made it 0-1 to the Owls going into the break.

The Latic’s first chance came in the second half, the Owls gave away the ball to Sam Morsy who got past two Wednesday players and made Westwood pull off a good save.

Ex Latic player Callum McManaman had a brilliant chance cutting in from the wing into the middle, only to lay it off for  Adam Reach who’s effort flew over the bar.

Wigan were fighting for an equaliser, it could of come when Power played it through to Connolly, who took it round Westwood and finished it, but it was given offside, which was debatable as he looked to be in line with one of the Wednesday defenders.

The Latics kept battling for that goal to make it level. On 90 minutes Wigan had a good chance when Michael Jacobs put in a low cross only for Dan Burn to slide in and miss the ball.

Wigan stay in 22nd place, 3 points off Burton Albion.

Wigan Athletic boss Warren Joyce said:

“The way we conceded the goal just before half-time was disappointing.

“We started the game well and were on top, without having a clear-cut chance, and I thought we were on the front foot.

“But in that little spell before half-time I felt we lost our shape a little bit. They’ve got some good players and they were going to have little bits of play and it’s important that when the opposition do that we regroup and we’re more resilient and solid and don’t concede.

“I couldn’t be disappointed with the effort and commitment from the players to try to get something from the game.”

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal said:

“This will be the beginning of the rest of the season, and it was very important to win this game.

“We have played three games in a row away from home and now we have 10 at home and seven away, so we’re in a good position to attack the rest of the Championship with more energy.

“I believe that we’ll play better football, have better performances and I’m sure we’ll achieve a good position.”

Wigan: Haugaard, Connolly, Warnock, Burn, Buxton, Perkins (Weir 66′) , Power , MacDonald, Morsy, Jacobs, Grigg (Bogle 66′)

Unused Subs: Gilks, Morgan, Kellett, Tunnicliffe, Hanson.

Wednesday: Westwood;  Loovens,  Sasso, Bannan, Hunt, Jones, Pudil (Semedo 90′), Reach, Wallace (McManaman 56′) Forestieri (Abdi 81′), Rhodes

Unused Subs: Wildsmith, Palmer, Winnall, Nuhiu

Referee: Steve Martin
Attendance: 13,037



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