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WIGAN EDGE WOLVES 1-0 IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

Posted on March 28, 2017 in Uncategorized

Wigan Athletic got a late winner that earned them all three points in the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Championship.


Jake Buxton scored in the 88th minute to shock the hosts, giving Wigan a vital away win they were not expecting.

The loss was devastating for Wolves as they hoped to end their poor run. They have now lost three straight games in the Championship. They place 18th on the current standings.

Ahead of the clash, the stats were against them but they could have managed to keep it in their favour. According to records, Wolves have won just one of five games against Wigan at Molineux. They enjoyed more possession but could not convert their chances in front of goal.

Paul Lambert side could only threaten their visitors as they lacked that final finish that could have made all the difference. Bright Enobakhare made an attempt but it did not convert. They were punished late in the game from a set piece.

“I’m like everyone else, disappointed and angry with the way that we performed. We never did enough, that’s for sure; it wasn’t good enough. We were too passive, we never dominated the ball and were not aggressive enough with or without the ball,” Lambert said after the loss.

His counterpart Warren Joyce said the game was “tough” against a good side, adding that it could have ended either way.

“We have had a few kicks in the teeth and it shows a lot of character to come to a place like Wolves and stand up to them with the backing that they have got from the supporters and the stadium here,” he added.

Wigan face Preston next. They host them at the DW Stadium. They go into the game without first choice keeper Jakob Haugaard. Matt Gilks would continue in goal. Gabriel Obertan could get his first start as Michael Jacobs remains ruled out. For Preston, they would be without defender Marnick Vermijl due to hernia issues. However PaulGallagher could return after missing two games due to thigh injury.

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