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MATCH PREVIEW: BRISTOL CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

4 April 2019

Latics head to Bristol City for the first of two back-to-back away trips in the Sky Bet Championship

  • Sky Bet Championship: Bristol City v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics travel to Ashton Gate aiming to stretch their unbeaten spell to three matches.
  • Paul Cook's side travel to face the Robins on Saturday afternoon.

Bristol City v Wigan Athletic Tickets

BRISTOL CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019
ASHTON GATE
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics make their first of two consecutive away trips in the Sky Bet Championship when they head to Bristol City on Saturday, with Hull City on the horizon on Wednesday 10 April.

Paul Cook's side arrive at Ashton Gate off the back of a 5-2 victory against Bolton Wanderers before the international break and a 0-0 draw against Brentford FC last weekend.

The Robins recorded back-to-back away wins against promotion chasing opposition in their previous two outings, toppling Sheffield United 3-2 at Bramall Lane, before a narrow 1-0 away victory against Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, however, Bristol City haven't won at home since early February.

Latics start the day in 20th position, four points clear of Rotherham United in the relegation zone, with the potential for a victory to take Cook's men as high as 18th should Reading and Birmingham City fail to win on Saturday.

Lee Johnson's side sit fifth in the table on 61 points, two points inside the play-off places.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers (12.30pm)
Birmingham City v Leeds United
Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City
Bolton Wanderers v Ipswich Town
Brentford FC v Derby County
Hull City v Reading
Millwall v West Bromwich Albion
Preston North End v Sheffield United
Rotherham United v Nottingham Forest
Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa
Swansea City v Middlesbrough

MATCH INFO

Officials

Referee - Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 - John Flynn
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Pottage
Fourth Official - Marc Whaley

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Bristol City v Wigan Athletic Head to Head

EARLY TEAM NEWS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics were handed a double-boost in last weekend's 0-0 draw against Brentford FC, with the return of Danny Fox to the starting XI following a knee injury and the return of Anthony Pilkington from a similar problem from the bench.

Unfortunately for Latics, Michael Jacobs was the man replaced by Pilkington after picking up a hamstring injury which, as revealed by Paul Cook in his press conference on Friday morning, will see the 27-year-old out for the remainder of the season.

Gary Roberts and Callum McManaman will also be missing from the squad due to injury, with the latter undergoing an operation on a hernia.


Should Pilkington feature in any capacity, he will be making his 400th career appearance.

BRISTOL CITY

Forward Jamie Paterson returned to the starting XI in place of midfielder Korey Smith for Bristol City's 1-0 victory away at Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening, with Smith introduced as a substitute at half time, before being replaced late on after a recurrence of his previous injury.

Elsewhere, Andy Weimann suffered a foot injury after a collision with former Robins defender Aden Flint on Tuesday, with the Austrian forward being monitored ahead of the weekend.

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REPORT: BRISTOL CITY 2 – 2 LATICS

6 April 2019

Late Anthony Pilkington strike earns Latics a valuable away point at promotion-chasing Bristol City.

  • Match Report: Bristol City 2 – 2 Wigan Athletic
  • Late Anthony Pilkington goal earns Latics valuable Sky Bet Championship away point
  • Latics had taken the lead at Ashton Gate through sensational Reece James strike before quickfire double from Matty Taylor and Kasey Palmer put Lee Johnson’s side ahead

BRISTOL CITY 2
Taylor 65
Palmer 68

LATICS 2
James 37
Pilkington 90+4

Attendance: 20,931 (490 away)

Anthony Pilkington’s late strike – his first Latics goal – earned Paul Cook’s side a valuable away Sky Bet Championship point at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.

On an afternoon on which Latics had taken the lead through a sensational Reece James strike, Cook’s side were heading for disappointment after a quickfire second-half double from Matty Taylor and Kasey Palmer had the Championship play-off chasers heading to a third consecutive win.

It was a well-deserved point for Latics, who extended their unbeaten run to three consecutive matches.

Latics made two changes to the starting XI from last weekend's 0-0 draw with Brentford at the DW Stadium, with Josh Windass and Cedric Kipre coming into the side in place of Michael Jacobs and Gavin Massey. Jacobs has been ruled out until the end of the season with a hamstring injury, whilst Massey took a place on the bench. Callum McManaman (hernia) and Gary Roberts (calf) also missed out.

Cook’s side started really brightly at Ashton Gate, with a James delivery diverted wide by Chey Dunkley at close range.

However, Latics were thankful to their goalkeeper Christian Walton as the half hour approached, the Brighton & Hove Albion loanee superbly denying Jay Dasilva.

Captain Samy Morsy fired over from range as Cook’s side continued to look for the advantage but, equally, at the other end Famara Diedhiou should have scored when he headed a controversially given Jamie Paterson corner over from eight yards.

And just moments later, Latics went ahead as James received the ball in midfield and dribbled towards goal before unleashing a sublime 25-yard drive that flew into Max O’Leary’s top left-hand corner. Sensational.

Again, Walton was at Latics’ rescue moments later as he denied Diedhiou, before a penalty area scramble at the other end almost resulted in Latics doubling their advantage.

As half-time approached a second was close to inevitable for Cook’s side and they were inches away when Nick Powell’s pass almost found Windass in behind but the forward couldn’t get a touch with the ball rebounding off the post and away.

After the restart, Danny Fox forced a fine save from O’Leary after his left-footed drive from a James free-kick.

Joe Garner then headed over a Nathan Byrne cross over before Latics hit self-destruct and conceded twice in just three minutes.

First Taylor found himself in behind from a deep cross and he headed past Walton before substitute Palmer took advantage of Latics’ failure to clear to score inside the penalty area.

Fox hooked wide immediately after as Latics looked for a quick response with Dunkley denied twice soon after; first from a Windass corner and then from a cross from substitute Massey.

As the match approached injury time, James found space on the edge of the area and saw a shot blocked as Cook’s side looked to be heading towards a cruel defeat.

However, pressure on the Bristol City penalty area saw substitute Leon Clarke’s shot saved by O’Leary, only for the follow up to fall to Pilkington to fire home his first goal for the club on his 400th club career appearance.

Bristol City: O'Leary, Dasilva (Eliasson 58), Webster (Kelly 58), Wright (Capt), Brownhill, Diedhiou, Taylor, Paterson (Palmer 58), Pack, Kalas, Hunt
Subs: Marinovic, Pisano, Baker, Semenyo.

Latics: Walton, Byrne, Dunkley, Kipre (Massey 81), Fox, Robinson, James, Morsy, Powell, Windass (Pilkington 81), Garner (Clarke 81)
Subs: Evans, Gibson, Olsson, Evans

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TICKET NEWS: LATICS' TRIP TO BRISTOL CITY NOW ON GENERAL SALE

20 March 2019

Tickets for Latics’ trip to Ashton Gate are now on general sale.

  • Ticket News: Bristol City v Wigan Athletic.
  • Tickets are now on general sale.
  • Buy tickets online by [clicking here], by calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person.

BRISTOL CITY vs. WIGAN ATHLETIC
SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
ASHTON GATE
KICK-OFF 3PM

Tickets for Wigan Athletic’s Sky Bet Championship trip to Bristol City on Saturday 6 April 2019 are now on general sale.

Tickets will remain on sale online until 4pm on Tuesday 2nd April and in person/via phone until 3pm on Friday 5th April.

We have received an initial allocation of 1,037 tickets for this game, with tickets priced as follows:

Adults - £27.00
Over-65s - £24.00
Under-25s - £24.00
Under-21s - £21.00
Under-19s - £15.00
Under-12s - £10.00

ON-SALE DATES

2018-19 Season Card Holders – 9am on Monday 18 March
General Sale – 9am on Wednesday 20 March

OFF-SALE DATES

Online – 4pm on Tuesday 2nd April
Phones and in person – 3pm on Friday 5th April

HOW TO BUY

Online – click here
Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office Opening Hours

WIGAN ATHLETIC SUPPORTERS ARE REMINDED THAT IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE TO ENCROACH ON THE PITCH AND/OR TO USE PYROTECHNIC DEVICES AT MATCHES.

CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS AND BANNING ORDERS COULD RESULT IF ANYONE BREAKS THE LAW IN THIS WAY.

PLEASE RESPECT THE LAW AND THE GOOD NAME OF WIGAN ATHLETIC.

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