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MATCH PREVIEW: LEEDS UNITED V WIGAN ATHLETIC

18 April 2019

Latics head to Leeds United aiming to take points off another Sky Bet Championship title challenge

  • Sky Bet Championship: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic.
  • Latics head to Elland Road as both sides fight for crucial points in their aims for the season run-in.
  • Paul Cook's side looking to take points off another Premier League chasing side in his own team's bid for survival.

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LEEDS UNITED v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
FRIDAY 19 APRIL 2019
ELLAND ROAD
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

After earning a crucial point against Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City on Sunday 14 April, Latics head to Elland Road for the second game of a double-header against the division's leading sides.

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United are next up for Paul Cook's Latics in their penultimate away fixture of the 2018-19 campaign.

Latics enter Friday's game in 21st place in the Championship table, two points above Rotherham United who occupy the final relegation place. With 42 points, Latics are level with 20th place Millwall, two points behind 19th place Reading and four points behind 18th place Birmingham City.

After their 1-0 victory against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday and Norwich's draw with Latics at the DW Stadium, Leeds cut the gap at the top to just four points and will be aiming to close it even further come Friday.

GOOD FRIDAY FIXTURES

Bristol City v Reading (12.00pm)
Sheffield United v Nottingham Forest (12.30pm)
Millwall v Brentford (1.00pm)
Birmingham City v Derby County (3.00pm)
Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa (3.00pm)
Middlesbrough v Stoke City (3.00pm)
Preston North End v Ipswich Town (3.00pm)
Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers (3.00pm)
Swansea City v Rotherham United (3.00pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Hull City (3.00pm)
Norwich City v Sheffield Wednesday (7.45pm)

MATCH DAY INFO

Officials

Referee - Scott Duncan
Assistant Referee 1 - Paul Hodskinson
Assistant Referee 2 - Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official - Matthew Donohue

EARLY TEAM NEWS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Speaking to iFollow Latics at the Wigan Athletic Training Centre on Thursday morning, Latics boss Paul Cook gave the following updates on his players:

"Nick Powell and Josh Windass are fine. Nick felt his hamstring a little bit in the Hull game, but we dealt with it leading up to Norwich and he's fine to be involved again this weekend.

"Unfortunately for Foxy, he's not going to be able to travel to Elland Road, but everyone else has recovered well from Sunday's game."

Jonas Olsson came on for his home debut against Norwich City due to Fox's knee injury.

Gary Roberts, Anthony Pilkington and Callum McManaman have all been missing due to injuries.

Michael Jacobs remains a long-term injury concern through a hamstring problem.

Latics made four changes for last Sunday's draw against Norwich, with Lee Evans, Leon Clarke, Kal Naismith and Gavin Massey replacing Darron Gibson, Joe Garner, Josh Windass and Nick Powell.

LEEDS UNITED

Marcelo Bielsa suffered a pre-match blow last weekend when captain Liam Cooper picked up an injury in the warm up. The central defender was replaced by Gaetano Berardi for Leeds' 1-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Bielsa said he will stick with the same team that beat the Owls, with Cooper's return to the team unlikely.

Leeds lined up as follows: Casilla, Ayling, Jansson, Berardi, Alioski, Roberts, Hernandez, Harrison, Phillips, Klich, Bamford

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Head to Head Leeds United v Wigan Athletic

CLASSIC ACTION



PLAYED FOR BOTH

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Match Reports

REPORT: LEEDS UNITED 1 – 2 LATICS

19 April 2019

Gavin Massey double earns Latics sensational away win at Leeds United as Paul Cook’s side battle to vital victory.

  • Match Report: Leeds United 1 – 2 Wigan Athletic
  • Gavin Massey double earns 10 man Wigan Athletic all three points at Elland Road
  • Cedric Kipre was sent off for Latics before Patrick Bamford gave the hosts the lead

LEEDS UNITED 1
Bamford 17

WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Massey 44, 61

Attendance: 34,758

Down to 10 men, the promotion-chasing hosts have a penalty, 34,000 home supporters creating a vociferous atmosphere and you’ve not won away since August.

That is what Paul Cook’s Latics were faced with after just 15 minutes of Good Friday’s clash at Elland Road.

Pablo Hernandez saw his spot-kick saved by Christian Walton but just minutes later Patrick Bamford gave Marcelo Bielsa’s side the lead and Cook, his players and around 700 travelling supporters were fearing the worst.

But in times of adversity, you discover who you are and what you are made of and Latics’ effort to get back in the game was sensational. Gavin Massey, who must have made more high intensity sprints this afternoon that he ever has before, fired Latics level on the stroke of half-time. On the hour mark, he then scored what turned out to be the winner as he headed home following a brilliant assist from Leon Clarke. Sensational – but still 30 minutes to go.

Whether it was makeshift defender Kal Naismith throwing his body in front of everything, the energetic Antonee Robinson, the ever-reliable Nathan Byrne, the bravery of Walton and Chey Dunkley, substitute Jonas Olsson or the sheer desire of Reece James, Samy Morsy and Lee Evans, Cook’s side did their fans proud and wore the badge with the heart and passion required in the situation to see the game out for a critical three points.

Latics made one change to their starting XI from the 1-1 draw with Norwich City, as Cedric Kipre came in for Danny Fox. Fox was replaced late on in Latics' draw with the Canaries and wasn’t passed fit to feature.

Gary Roberts returned from injury to make the bench with Callum McManaman, Anthony Pilkington and Michael Jacobs remaining unavailable due to injury.

In the early stages, the home side understandably were buoyed by the atmosphere created by their own supporters and Latics had to withstand pressure as Kipre blocked a Hernandez shot on the line after just two minutes.

Clarke headed a Robinson cross off target minutes later before catastrophe struck as Kipre blocked a Bamford shot and was adjudged by referee Scott Duncan to have handled the effort on the line, subsequently being sent off. Hernandez stepped up but Walton did excellently to tip the ball onto the post and give Cook’s side a brief reprieve.

However, it took just a further two minutes for Leeds to go ahead as Bamford got in on the right side and fired beyond Walton for 1-0.

From there, Latics had to try and find a shape, with Cook bravely opting to leave Clarke and Massey high up the pitch, despite his side’s numerical disadvantage.

Clarke actually had a chance to level five minutes after Leeds went in front but he chipped wide when he’d rounded Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla, though in his defence Leeds’ retreating defenders and his distance from goal worked against the Sheffield United loanee.

Latics had to be brave as Leeds’ possession was generally within 25 yards of Walton, with Naismith bravely blocking from Tyler Roberts as the hosts went for a second.

Just before half-time, Latics got a surprise goal back as Massey got in behind on the right side from a brilliant Evans pass and fired in coolly for another vital goal in blue and white.

Moments later, he was in again on halfway but pulled back by Mateusz Klich, who was subsequently booked.

After the restart, Walton was on hand to deny substitute Kemar Roofe’s close range header before Klich drove just over from the edge of the area.

Just after the hour mark, though, Latics got a second as Byrne’s cross from the right found Clarke, who headed into the path of Massey for the forward to get his second. Unbelievable.

Cook’s side wanted the full-time whistle but it was still half an hour away and Walton was called into action on multiple occasions, repelling efforts from Hernandez and Bamford as his narrow defence also stood firm.

In between those efforts, James hit the bar with a free-kick and shot wide on the break from 25 yards as he dug deep to find all of his energy.

Two minutes from time, James drove forwards and went through on goal and looked to be hauled down in the area but no penalty was given as Cook and his staff looked on in disbelief.

Ezgjan Alioski fired over in the closing stages for Leeds, who couldn’t find a leveller, sparking wild celebrations between staff, players and supporters.

One of those days we are all in the game for.

Leeds United: 
Casilla, Ayling (Capt), Bamford, Alioski, Roberts (Roofe 45), Jansson, Hernandez, Harrison, Phillips (Forshaw 45), Berardi, Klich (Clarke 70).
Subs: 
Peacock-Farrell, Dallas, Davis, Shackleton.

Latics: 
Walton, Byrne, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, James (Garner 90), Morsy, Evans, Massey (Powell 74), Naismith, Clarke (Olsson 65)
Subs: 
O.Evans, Gibson, Windass, Roberts.

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Ticket News

NO PAY ON THE DAY FOR LATICS' GOOD FRIDAY CLASH WITH LEEDS UNITED

16 April 2019

There will be no on the day sales for Latics' clash at Leeds United - tickets on sale via phone/in person until 3pm on Thursday 18th April.

  • Ticket News: Leeds United v Wigan Athletic, Friday 19 April 2019, kick-off 3pm
  • No sales on the day - tickets must be purchased in advance
  • Buy tickets calling 01942 311111 or visiting the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person

LEEDS UNITED vs. WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
FRIDAY 19 APRIL 2019
ELLAND ROAD
KICK-OFF 3PM

There will be no sales on the day of the game for Latics' trip to Leeds United on Good Friday.

We have sold just over 600 tickets from our initial allocation of 1,487 tickets for this game with tickets priced as follows:

Adults - £39.00
Over-60s - £26.00
Under-23s - £26.00
Under-16s - £18.00
Under-11s - £9.00

Please note: There will be NO SALES ON THE DAY OF THE GAME.

Ambulant disabled tickets are available, priced at £26 for Adults/Seniors, or the relevant price for Juniors, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

We have received 10 pairs of Wheelchair and Carer tickets priced at £26 for Adults/Seniors, or the relevant price for Juniors, with a carer ticket issued Free of Charge.

Off-sale dates

Phones and in person – 3pm on Thursday 18th April

HOW TO BUY

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.

Preston North End H

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