Northampton Town 0-1 Wigan Athletic – BBC News

Callum Lang struck late on to hand Wigan a crucial 1-0 victory at League One relegation rivals Northampton.

A poor match looked set to end goalless until Lang pounced on an error and fired home to give the Latics their first win in six matches, lifting them above the Cobblers in the process.

Wigan should have been ahead inside two minutes as Will Keane was denied one-on-one by Jonathan Mitchell before Thelo Aasgaard’s follow-up hit his own man and deflected wide.

Jack Sowerby and Peter Kioso had half-chances for the home side but Wigan dominated the first half and went close again when George Johnston missed his kick at a corner.

Goalless at the break, the second half was a desperately poor affair and a draw seemed inevitable with both teams struggling to create anything.

But with only eight minutes to go, a mistake by Cian Bolger allowed Lang to get through on goal and he emphatically slotted past Mitchell, clinching a precious win for Wigan.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Northampton

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Mitchell
  • 28Jones
  • 5BolgerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forChukwuemekaat 85′minutes
  • 6Horsfall
  • 15KiosoBooked at 65mins
  • 17McWilliamsSubstituted forMorrisat 45′minutes
  • 4SowerbyBooked at 34minsSubstituted forWatsonat 45′minutes
  • 23MillsSubstituted forKorboaat 68′minutes
  • 7Hoskins
  • 29Rose
  • 26EdmondsonSubstituted forAshley-Sealat 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Harriman
  • 8Watson
  • 11Korboa
  • 18Morris
  • 22Ashley-Seal
  • 30Chukwuemeka

Wigan

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2Darikwa
  • 14Wootton
  • 4TiltBooked at 64mins
  • 5Johnston
  • 34Robinson
  • 10KeaneBooked at 83minsSubstituted forDodooat 88′minutes
  • 12Ojo
  • 23Merrie
  • 30AasgaardSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 76′minutes
  • 9LangSubstituted forWhelanat 90+6′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 15Gardner
  • 17Solomon-Otabor
  • 20Dodoo
  • 24Perry
  • 25Evans

Referee:
Marc Edwards

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

  2. Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

  3. Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Bryn Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Foul by Caleb Chukwuemeka (Northampton Town).

  7. Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Corey Whelan replaces Callum Lang.

  8. Foul by Joseph Dodoo (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Bryn Morris (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Foul by Funso Ojo (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Ricky Korboa (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Ricky Korboa (Northampton Town).

  14. Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Foul by Benny Ashley-Seal (Northampton Town).

  16. Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joseph Dodoo replaces Will Keane.

  17. Substitution, Northampton Town. Caleb Chukwuemeka replaces Cian Bolger.

  18. Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Foul by Ricky Korboa (Northampton Town).

  20. Will Keane (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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