2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Will Grigg (11', 52', 54')
  • Nick Powell (18')
  • Gavin Massey (29')
  • Max Power (62', 77')

Will Grigg hat-trick helps Wigan cruise to club-record victory at Oxford

Will Grigg hit a hat-trick as Sky Bet League One leaders Wigan racked up a club-record 7-0 win on their first visit to the Kassam Stadium.
Grigg opened the scoring before Nick Powell and Gavin Massey put the Latics 3-0 up inside 30 minutes. Grigg grabbed his second in the 52th minute before completing his treble two minutes later, with substitute Max Power completing Oxford's heaviest home defeat with a late double.
Northern Ireland international Grigg started the rout with a cool side-foot finish in the 11th minute before the unmarked Nick Powell doubled their lead with a powerful downward header from Lee Evans' corner seven minutes later.
Oxford keeper Simon Eastwood saved at the feet of Michael Jacobs then tipped a Grigg header over the crossbar but could not stop Gavin Massey from extending their advantage when he drilled in a low shot from 12 yards.
Evans struck the bar for Wigan just before half-time, while Jack Payne went close with a header with the U's first meaningful effort which drew ironic cheers from home fans.
Grigg completed his hat-trick with two quickfire goals after the interval and substitute Power joined the scoresheet with strikes in the 62nd and 77th minute to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the League One table.