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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Jacobs (90'+1')

Michael Jacobs' late winner keeps Wigan promotion push on track

Michael Jacobs struck in stoppage time as Wigan got their League One promotion bid back on track with a 1-0 win at Bradford.
Jacobs slotted into the bottom corner to settle a scrappy game in the first minute of added time and moved the Latics back into the top two.
Simon Grayson finally took charge of his first home game a month after being named Bradford manager but his side's winless league run stretched to nine matches.
Wigan, who named top-scorer Will Grigg on the bench ahead of Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final with Southampton, always looked the more likely winners.
Nick Powell's good work down the left led to James Vaughan hitting the right post before Nathan Byrne's cross was clawed away by Colin Doyle.
Powell headed over from Gavin Massey's cross while Vaughan missed the target from Byrne's fine ball from the right.
At the other end Tyrell Robinson's cross made its way to Tony McMahon, who could not keep his effort down.
Wigan suffered a blow ahead of their FA Cup tie when Powell was forced off in the second half after suffering a knock.
Grigg was brought on in his place and the Northern Ireland striker played a key role in the winner, flicking on for Jacobs to race clear and earn Wigan a first win in three games.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Portsmouth 17 +14 38
2 Sunderland 17 +19 36
3 Barnsley 17 +17 34
4 Peterborough United 18 +11 34
5 Luton Town 18 +12 32
6 Charlton Athletic 17 +6 28
7 Blackpool 17 +4 28
8 Doncaster Rovers 18 +2 28
9 Coventry City 18 +1 28
10 Accrington Stanley 18 0 28
11 Walsall 18 -5 26
12 Fleetwood Town 18 +5 24
13 Burton Albion 17 +1 24
14 Southend United 18 -2 23
15 Wycombe Wanderers 18 -1 22
16 Shrewsbury Town 18 -3 21
17 Scunthorpe United 18 -10 21
18 Rochdale 18 -10 20
19 Gillingham 18 -4 18
20 Oxford United 18 -6 18
21 Bristol Rovers 18 -1 17
22 Plymouth Argyle 18 -15 13
23 AFC Wimbledon 18 -16 11
24 Bradford City 18 -19 11