Wigan Athletic 1-0 Blackburn: Rovers miss the mark against the Latics

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Wigan Athletic banked all three points against the Blackburn Rovers in a narrow 1-0 victory on Tuesday, at Dw Stadium. Wigan Athletic arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing 3-1 to Cardiff City in their last match. Blackburn, meanwhile, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-0 victory against Rotherham United. Wigan Athletic are now in 9th place, with 19 points from 9 matches, while Blackburn sit in 7th, with 21 points from 9.

After an uneventful first half, Wigan Athletic piled on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, when Nathan Broadhead gave them the lead, 62 minutes in. The match ended 1-0 to Wigan Athletic.

Substitutions for Wigan Athletic included Thelo Aasgaard, Josh Magennis, Ashley Fletcher and Joe Bennett for Nathan Broadhead, Charlie Wyke, Will Keane and James McClean, respectively. Blackburn brought on Tyrhys Dolan, Callum Brittain, Sam Gallagher, Adam Wharton and Bradley Dack, to replace Sammie Szmodics, Ryan Hedges, George Hirst, Daniel Ayala and Lewis Travis.

There were bookings for Tom Naylor and James McClean from Wigan Athletic. For Blackburn, Ben Brereton saw yellow.

Wigan Athletic next face Sunderland AFC while Blackburn are away to Middlesbrough.

Technical card:
Wigan Athletic:Tom Naylor, Nathan Broadhead (Thelo Aasgaard, min.67), James McClean (Joe Bennett, min.90), Charlie Wyke (Josh Magennis, min.82) and Will Keane (Ashley Fletcher, min.82)
Blackburn Rovers:Sammie Szmodics (Tyrhys Dolan, min.46), Ryan Hedges (Callum Brittain, min.46), George Hirst (Sam Gallagher, min.53), Daniel Ayala (Adam Wharton, min.68), Lewis Travis (Bradley Dack, min.83) and Ben Brereton
Stadium:Dw Stadium
Goals:Nathan Broadhead (1-0, min. 62)