Posted on March 8, 2021 in WAFC

Peterborough secured a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic thanks to two late goals from striker Johnson Clarke-Harris. The win made it a sixth on the bounce for Peterborough who extended their lead at the top of the League One table. Aasgaard was the scorer for Wigan who opened the scoring after 72 minutes of football and wasted chances.

Wigan always knocked at the Peterborough door and kept looking for a breakthrough as they searched for the opening goal. They spurred a lot of chances but finally broke the deadlock through Aasgaard in the 72nd minute after the striker latched the ball into the back of the net following a brilliant team move by the visitors.

Thelo Aasgaard was substituted into the game in the second half and it was a worthy move by the manager whose faith in his striker got repaid after the forward opened the scoring at London Road.

The home side also had a couple of good chances in the game and came close to scoring a few times as well. Siriki Dembele came close to finding the back of the net for the home side in the first half but he saw his shot parried away for a corner in what was a quiet afternoon for the attacker.

After Aasgaard finally opened the scoring after 72 minutes, with the game nearing its end, the home team kept coming at the Latics and finally got their first goal through Clarke-Harris who brought the game level with a brilliant header off Harrison Burrows’ cross.

Clarke-Harris made it two goals and sealed the victory for his team after slotting the ball home from the penalty spot following a harsh challenge on Dembele in the Latics penalty area by Darikwa. Wigan came so close to score an equalizer within the five added minutes the referee gave, but Peterborough goalkeeper Pym did well to save Dodoo’s effort to leave the scoreline at 2-1.

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