Coventry 2-0 Wigan Athletic: The Sky Blues ease past the Latics

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Coventry City strolled past Wigan Athletic with a 2-0 win on Tuesday at Coventry Building Society Arena. Coventry were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the league. The most recent was against the Watford away (1-0), the other to Blackburn Rovers at home (1-0). Wigan Athletic, meanwhile, were struggling for form following a draw in their last match. Coventry are now in 12th place, with 26 points from 4 matches, while Wigan Athletic sit in 23rd, with 20 points from 4.

Following a goalless first half, Coventry applied pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Gustavo Hamer gave them the lead in the 77th minute. The Sky Blues then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Viktor Gyokeres just before the final whistle to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Coventry included Jamie Allen, Tyler Walker and Callum Doyle for Kasey Palmer, Callum O`Hare and Michael Rose, respectively. Wigan Athletic replaced Will Keane, Callum Lang, Charlie Wyke, Tendayi Darikwa and Jordan Cousins for Nathan Broadhead, Graeme Shinnie, Josh Magennis, Gwion Edwards and Thelo Aasgaard.

There were bookings for Ben Sheaf and Jonathan Panzo from Coventry, and Jack Whatmough, for Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic and Coventry will next play at home to Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers respectively.

Technical card:
Coventry City:Ben Sheaf, Jonathan Panzo, Kasey Palmer (Jamie Allen, min.68), Callum O`Hare (Tyler Walker, min.68), Michael Rose (Callum Doyle, min.73), Gustavo Hamer and Viktor Gyokeres
Wigan Athletic:Jack Whatmough, Will Keane (Nathan Broadhead, min.60), Callum Lang (Graeme Shinnie, min.73), Charlie Wyke (Josh Magennis, min.73), Tendayi Darikwa (Gwion Edwards, min.82) and Jordan Cousins (Thelo Aasgaard, min.84)
Stadium:Coventry Building Society Arena
Goals:Gustavo Hamer (1-0, min. 77) and Viktor Gyokeres (2-0, min. 90)