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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

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Nick Powell scored the only goal with eight minutes left to hand Wigan a hard-earned but richly-deserved 1-0 win over Plymouth in League One.The struggling Pilgrims had somehow kept Wigan out for over three-quarters of an entertaining encounter, only to concede a penalty when Michael Jacobs was fouled in the area.Powell had twice seen close-range headers tipped over by Kyle Letheren – making his debut in goal for Plymouth – but stepped up and smashed the ball home to secure the three points.

And the goal was no more than Wigan deserved for a rampant performance that could and should have brought more goals.Letheren performed heroics to keep out Powell, Will Grigg, Gavin Massey and Jacobs with a series of stunning saves.And when he needed a stroke of luck, he got it when he saw a Sam Morsy shot strike Grigg on its way against the bar, with Powell also seeing a second-half effort disallowed for offside.Even after Powell broke the deadlock, there was almost time for a late sting in the tale, with Graham Carey lining up a free-kick for Plymouth in stoppage-time.The delivery flew over the Wigan wall, only to flick the bar on its way over.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWigan23Jones2Byrne22Dunkley33Burn26JamesSubstituted forElderat 62’minutes5Morsy8Evans17Jacobs11Massey25PowellSubstituted forHuntat 90+2’minutes9GriggSubstituted forToneyat 62’minutesBooked at 77minsSubstitutes3Elder6Power10Toney14Bruce18Roberts24Hunt31SarkicPlymouth25Letheren2MillerBooked at 14minsSubstituted forSokolikat 37’minutesBooked at 62mins5Edwards4Songo’o3Sawyer7Sarcevic10CareyBooked at 64mins6NessBooked at 27mins8AinsworthSubstituted forFletcherat 41’minutes16Grant13BlissettSubstituted forFoxat 72’minutesSubstitutes9Ciftci11Lameiras20Sokolik21Wylde24Fox27Fletcher31CooperReferee:Seb StockbridgeAttendance:7,868Match StatsHome TeamWiganAway TeamPlymouthPossessionHome57%Away43%ShotsHome23Away6Shots on TargetHome7Away1CornersHome15Away6FoulsHome8Away14Live TextPosted at Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.Full TimePosted at 90’+4′ Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.Posted at 90’+2′ Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.SubstitutionPosted at 90’+2′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Noel Hunt replaces Nick Powell because of an injury.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 90’+1′ Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90′ Attempt blocked. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Goal!Posted at 83′ Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.Posted at 83′ Penalty Wigan Athletic. Michael Jacobs draws a foul in the penalty area.Posted at 83′ Penalty conceded by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.Posted at 82′ Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 79′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 79′ Delay in match Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.BookingPosted at 77′ Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 76′ Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 76′ Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 75′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Yann Songo’o.Posted at 75′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Yann Songo’o.SubstitutionPosted at 72′ Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Fox replaces Nathan Blissett.Posted at 69′ Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.Posted at 68′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Ness.Posted at 68′ Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.Posted at 67′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.Posted at 66′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.Posted at 65′ Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.BookingPosted at 64′ Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 63′ Ivan Toney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 63′ Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).SubstitutionPosted at 62′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum Elder replaces Reece James.SubstitutionPosted at 62′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ivan Toney replaces William Grigg.BookingPosted at 62′ Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 61′ Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 61′ Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).Posted at 57′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.Posted at 55′ Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 55′ Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).Posted at 55′ Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dan Burn.Posted at 54′ Hand ball by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 50′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kyle Letheren.Posted at 50′ Attempt saved. Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Show more updatesgoal
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