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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V OXFORD UNITED

17 April 2018

The key facts and figures ahead of Latics' Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford United.

  • Match Preview: Wigan Athletic v Oxford United.
  • All of the key information ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash at the DW Stadium.
  • Pay on the day available via cash turnstiles on the East and South Stands.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V OXFORD UNITED
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018
DW STADIUM
KICK OFF 7.45PM

PRE-MATCH

Latics are gearing up for their second consecutive Sky Bet League One home game when Oxford United visit the DW Stadium, with Paul Cook's side looking to extend their lead over Blackburn Rovers at the top of the table.

A 0-0 draw against Rotherham United on Saturday extended Latics' current unbeaten run to three matches, whilst Karl Robinson's U's picked up their first victory since the manager was installed, brushing aside Chris Powell's Southend United 2-0.

FORM GUIDE

Form Guide Wigan Athletic v Oxford United

LAST FIVE IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics - WLWWD, 10 points, 13 scored, 4 conceded
Oxford United – DLDLW, 5 points, 5 scored, 5 conceded

HOME AND AWAY

Latics at home – 12 wins, 7 draws, 2 defeats, 35 scored, 10 conceded
Oxford United on the road – 5 wins, 5 draws, 10 defeats, 25 scored, 31 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS IN LEAGUE ONE

Latics – Will Grigg 17, Nick Powell 15, Michael Jacobs 11
Oxford United - Wes Thomas 10, James Henry 8, Joe Rothwell and Josh Ruffels 5

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

League: Latics 5 wins, Oxford United 3 wins, 1 draw
At home (Springfield Park and DW Stadium): Latics 2 wins, Oxford United 2 wins

TEAM NEWS

Team News Wigan Athletic v Oxford United

Paul Cook on team news

"We’ll just wait and see but what I will say is that we’re very lucky with the squad because whatever decision we make we’ll only do it because we feel it to be right. As a manager you’ve got to look at the data and different stuff we receive and certainly on Saturday it wasn’t an outstanding performance from us without the ball. We’ll look at it and check on all the lads again today to see what sort of team we can patch together and throw out."

Paul Cook on Nick Powell

"Nick’s played a lot of games this year and his body is probably getting to a place now where it’s never been before. A bit of fatigue will set in now but that comes with football so again like everyone else we’ll assess Nick.

"We’re aware there’s only five games to go and know the importance of every one of them, but our most important one now is Oxford United.

"We trust the whole squad though because they’ve done very well this year whenever they’ve been called upon. The likes of Gary Roberts, Noel Hunt and David Perkins have always come in and lent their hand to the team, so we’ll be okay with whatever side we put out."

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MATCH REPORT: WIGAN ATHLETIC 1-0 OXFORD UNITED

17 April 2018

Will Grigg's late goal earns Latics all three points against The U's and moves Paul Cook's side three points clear of Blackburn Rovers.

  • Match Report: Wigan Athletic 1-0 Oxford United.
  • Substitutes Will Grigg and Devante Cole combine to earn vital win.
  • Latics move three points clear of Blackburn Rovers at the top of the table.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 1
Grigg 87

OXFORD UNITED 0

Substitute Will Grigg earned Latics a vital win in dramatic fashion this evening as his 86th minute goal beat Oxford United and strenghthened the club's grip on top spot in Sky Bet League One.

Devante Cole, who had only been on the pitch over five minutes, raced away down the right and crossed into the path of Grigg to tap the ball home into an empty net.

Paul Cook made four changes to the team that drew against Rotherham United last Saturday, with Jay Fulton, Gary Roberts, Ryan Colclough and James Vaughan all starting.

The Yellows went close inside the first minute when the ball fell to left back Ricardinho some 20 yards from goal but his volley went just wide of the target.

Latics were enjoying most of the play during the early exchanges, with Roberts causing problems as he tested the visiting defence with a couple of teasing crosses.

Max Power later tested Simon Eastwood with a low strike from distance, while Michael Jacobs rattled the crossbar with a strike from a tight angle.

Eastwood had to be at his very best on the half hour mark to deny Power’s brilliant free kick after Colclough had been felled in a dangerous area by Todd Kane.

Alex Mowatt then headed former U’s defender Chey Dunkley’s effort off the line as Cook’s side continued to pressure Karl Robinson’s.

In reply, Canice Carroll bounced a volley narrowly wide of Christian Walton’s goal before the break as the ball was only half cleared out of the box.

Colclough and Jacobs both skewed good opportunities early into the second period as Latics started the half on the front foot.

Despite the home side’s best efforts, the game turned into a scrappy affair as the visiting backline frustrated Cook’s attack, with Will Grigg coming on for Colclough just past the hour.

The Northern Ireland international almost opened the scoring on 75 minutes when he spun in the area only to hook a shot over the bar from close range.

Cole was brought on for his home debut late on and turned provider for Grigg in the 86th minute as he slid the ball across the face of goal for his strike partner to tap home.

Backed by a vociferous home support, Latics saw out the game to move three points ahead of nearest rivals Blackburn Rovers at the summit of the third tier.

Wigan Athletic: Walton; Elder, Morsy (Capt), Power, Vaughan (Cole 82), Jacobs, Roberts, Dunkley, Colclough (Grigg 65), Fulton (Massey 68), Burn.

Subs: Jones, Perkins, Walker, Bruce.

Oxford United: Eastwood; Nelson (Capt), Brannagan, Ruffels, Dickie, Kane, Ricardinho, Mowatt, Buckley-Ricketts (Rothwell 53), Carroll (Mehmeti 75), van Kessel (Ledson 58).

Subs: Shearer, Martin, Hall, Napa. 

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TICKET NEWS: LATICS HOST OXFORD UNITED IN PENULTIMATE HOME GAME OF THE CAMPAIGN

3 April 2018

Join us at the DW Stadium for Latics' penultimate home game of the campaign as Oxford United visit on Tuesday 17 April (kick-off 7:45pm).

  • Ticket News: Wigan Athletic v Oxford United
  • Latics host Oxford United in penultimate DW Stadium game of the Sky Bet League One campaign.
  • Buy online by clicking here, call 0871 66 33 552* or visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person

WIGAN ATHLETIC v OXFORD UNITED
TUESDAY 17 APRIL 2018
KICK-OFF 7:45PM
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
DW STADIUM

Tickets are now on sale for Latics' penultimate DW Stadium fixture against Oxford United on Tuesday 17 April 2018 (kick-off 7:45pm).

Prices are as follows.

ALL STANDS

Adults - £22
Over 65s - £15
Under 18s - £8
Under 11s - £5
Under 5s - £2

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Call – 0871 66 33 552*
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office opening times

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