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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Nick Powell (30')
  • Will Grigg (49')
  • Gavin Massey (90'+5')
  • Ryan Sweeney (30')

Wigan ease to victory over Bristol Rovers

Wigan Athletic eased to a 3-0 victory over 10-man Bristol Rovers at the DW Stadium in a one-sided Sky Bet League One encounter.
The result was never really in doubt from the moment Rovers centre-back Ryan Sweeney was sent off on the half-hour mark for pulling down Michael Jacobs, and Nick Powell rifled home the resulting free-kick from 20 yards.
Will Grigg made it 2-0 four minutes into the second period - his first goal of the season - which was a far more accurate reflection of the game as a whole.
Wigan gave themselves a scare with 10 minutes to go when Lee Evans was adjudged to have handled a Tom Lockyer free-kick inside the home box but goalkeeper Jamie Jones dived to his right and kept out Ellis Harrison's penalty.
Gavin Massey added goal number three in the fifth added minute to underline Wigan's superiority.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 27 +40 60
2 Blackburn Rovers 27 +25 55
3 Shrewsbury Town 27 +16 55
4 Scunthorpe United 28 +13 50
5 Bradford City 28 +5 48
6 Charlton Athletic 28 +4 46
7 Rotherham United 28 +10 44
8 Peterborough United 28 +9 43
9 Portsmouth 28 +2 42
10 Oxford United 29 +1 38
11 Gillingham 28 +1 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 28 +1 36
13 Fleetwood Town 28 -4 36
14 Bristol Rovers 28 -5 36
15 Plymouth Argyle 29 -7 35
16 Walsall 27 -4 33
17 Blackpool 29 -6 33
18 Northampton Town 29 -22 32
19 AFC Wimbledon 27 -7 31
20 Southend United 28 -15 31
21 Milton Keynes Dons 28 -11 30
22 Oldham Athletic 29 -13 29
23 Rochdale 26 -11 22
24 Bury 28 -22 20

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