Wigan Athletic 1-3 Cardiff: Bluebirds in fine song at the DW

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Cardiff City’s 3-1 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday, was hard fought at Dw Stadium. Wigan Athletic were looking forward to playing again, following defeat to Hull City. Cardiff were able to continue their winning streak after a 1-0 win against Blackburn Rovers in their last match. Wigan Athletic are now in 16th place, with 16 points from 14 matches, while Cardiff sit in 10th, with 18 points from 14.

It was an impressive opening from The Bluebirds, thanks to a goal from Callum Robinson early in the first half, ending the first half 1-0.

Cardiff continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Sheyi Ojo in the 65th minute. However, Wigan Athletic refused to lie down and managed to pull back a goal from Charlie Wyke in the 83rd minute. In the end though, Cardiff increased their advantage via a Ryan Wintle goal just before the full time. The final result, Wigan Athletic 1, Cardiff 3.

Substitutions for Wigan Athletic included Curtis Tilt, Tom Naylor, Nathan Broadhead and Anthony Scully for Joe Bennett, Tendayi Darikwa, Josh Magennis and James McClean, respectively. Cardiff brought on Sheyi Ojo, Romaine Sawyers, Kion Etete and Curtis Nelson, to replace Callum Robinson, Joe Ralls, Mark Thomas Harris and Callum O’Dowda.

There were bookings for Joe Bennett, Max Power, Graeme Shinnie and Charlie Wyke from Wigan Athletic. For Cardiff, Joe Ralls and Callum O’Dowda saw yellow.

Wigan Athletic will next travel to Sunderland AFC, while Cardiff will face Coventry City at home.

Technical card:
Wigan Athletic:Ben Amos, James McClean (Anthony Scully, min.81), Josh Magennis (Nathan Broadhead, min.70), Jason Kerr, Will Keane, Charlie Wyke, Max Power, Graeme Shinnie, Tendayi Darikwa (Tom Naylor, min.70), Joe Bennett (Curtis Tilt, min.70) and Jack Whatmough
Cardiff City:Ryan Allsop, Joe Ralls (Romaine Sawyers, min.77), Callum Robinson (Sheyi Ojo, min.41), Perry Ng, Callum O’Dowda (Curtis Nelson, min.87), Mark Thomas Harris (Kion Etete, min.77), Andy Rinomhota, Ryan Wintle, Niels Nkounkou, Jack Simpson and Cedric Kipre
Stadium:Dw Stadium
Goals:Callum Robinson (0-1, min. 7), Sheyi Ojo (0-2, min. 65), Charlie Wyke (1-2, min. 83) and Ryan Wintle (1-3, min. 90)