Wigan Athletic 0-1 Leeds United: Alex Mowatt’s strike enough for Whites

Wigan Athletic 0 - 1 Leeds United

  • 51" Alex Mowatt

Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Attendance: 16,163

DW Stadium - Wigan Athletic

Alex Mowatt’s goal in the second half at the DW Stadium proved to be enough for visiting Leeds United to win the Championship clash against Wigan Athletic.

Leeds United have made it two wins in a row in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

Sol Bamba had the first chance of the game at the DW Stadium as early as the ninth minute when he turned a Luke Murphy header towards the Wigan goal, but it was saved.

Alex Mowatt came close with a shot from distance on 14 minutes, but he failed to keep his attempt on target.

Wigan’s Sheyi Ojo had a chance with a header just minutes later, before Charlie Taylor came close for Leeds on 25 minutes.

Steve Morison and Gaetano Berardi had chances for the Whites towards the end of the first half, while minutes after the restart James McClean came close for Wigan.

Leeds eventually took the lead on 51 minutes when Mowatt shot home with his right foot from inside the Wigan penalty box.

Wigan stepped up their game thereafter, as Emmerson Boyce, McClean and Perch all had chances, but the Latics failed to stage a comeback.

Statistics

Wigan Athletic

Leeds United

Possession

57.8%
42.2%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Wigan Athletic

  • Scott Carson
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gaëtan Bong
  • Harry Maguire
  • Jason Pearce
  • Sheyi Ojo
  • James Perch
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Kim Bo-Kyung
  • James McClean
  • Marc-Antoine Fortuné

Substitutes

  • Chris McCann
  • Martyn Waghorn
  • Leon Barnett
  • William Kvist
  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Don Cowie
  • Billy McKay

Leeds United

  • Marco Silvestri
  • Scott Wootton
  • Sol Bamba
  • Gaetano Berardi
  • Giuseppe Bellusci
  • Luke Murphy
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Alex Mowatt
  • Lewis Cook
  • Billy Sharp
  • Steve Morison

Substitutes

  • Edgar Cani
  • Mirco Antenucci
  • Adryan
  • Souleymane Doukara
  • Dario Del Fabro
  • Stuart Taylor
  • Kalvin Phillips

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