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MATCH PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V PRESTON NORTH END

21 April 2019

Latics head home to the DW Stadium following Good Friday's 2-1 away win over promotion chasing Leeds United

  • Sky Bet Championship: Wigan Athletic v Preston North End.
  • Latics host the Preston after collecting four points from the division's top two sides.
  • Paul Cook's side are 20th in the table, five points clear of the relegation zone.

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WIGAN ATHLETIC V PRESTON NORTH END
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3.00PM

Latics arrive back at the DW Stadium after their heroic efforts at Elland Road on Good Friday, with Gavin Massey's double and a Herculian defensive performance saw Paul Cook's side win 2-1 against the odds, with 10 men from the 14th minute onwards.

The victory means Latics have collected four points from the Sky Bet Championship's top two teams, following on from Sunday 14 April's 1-1 draw with Norwich City at the DW.

Latics start Easter Monday on 45 points in 20th position, five points clear of Rotherham United who occupy the final relegation place in 22nd. Victory for Latics and anything less than a win for Rotherham would see Cook's men safe in the Championship. A draw for Latics and a defeat for Rotherham would see Latics within goal difference of safety, with an 11-goal advantage over the Millers.

Victory for Latics could also see them rise as high as 17th, if results went in our favour.

The visitors start theday in ninth place and can still make the play-offs mathematically, but it looks unlikely, with Alex Neil's side on 60 points, seven behind sixth place Middlesbrough, with eihgth place Derby County and seventh place Bristol City both having games in hand over North End.

Preston arrive at the DW following a 4-0 victory against already relegated Ipswich Town on Friday.

MATCH INFO

Officials

Referee - Andrew Madley
Assistant Referee 1 - Andrew Fox
Assistant Referee 2 - Adam Crysell
Fourth Official - Jeremy Simpson

MONDAY'S FIXTURES

Aston Villa v Millwall (1.00pm)
Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers
Derby County v Queens Park Rangers
Hull City v Sheffield United
Ipswich Town v Swansea City
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
Reading v West Bromwich Albion
Rotherham United v Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City
Stoke City v Norwich City
Brentford v Leeds United (5.15pm)

EARLY TEAM NEWS

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics had an appeal against Cedric Kipre's suspension following his controversial red card in Good Friday's 2-1 victory against Leeds United at Elland Road turned down on Sunday evening. The defender will miss one match.

The centre back was sent off after just 14 minutes for an alleged hand ball on the goal line, from which Christian Walton tipped Pablo Hernandez's penalty onto the post.

Latics went on to win the contest 2-1 despite playing with ten men for 76 minutes plus stoppage time.

Another defender Latics are waiting on news from is Danny Fox, who missed Friday's victory after picking up a knock to his knee in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City at the DW Stadium.

Anthony Pilkington, Callum McManaman (hernia) and Michael Jacobs (hamstring) remain sidelined, but Gary Roberts did recover to take a place on the bench last time out.

PRESTON NORTH END

North End had nine first team players missing from their 4-0 victory over Ipswich Town on Friday.

Influential midfielder Ben Pearson continues to serve a suspension, whilst Billy Bodin (ACL), Josh Harrop (ACL), Tom Barkhuizen (knee), Tom Clarke, Andrew Hughes (hamstring), Alan Browne and Brandon Barker (hamstring) are all on the injury list.

Brad Potts has also been missing from Preston's 18-man squads for the last couple of fixtures.

HEAD-TO-HEAD - LEAGUE

Head to Head Wigan Athletic v Preston North End

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REPORT: LATICS 2 – 0 PRESTON NORTH END

22 April 2019

Goals from Leon Clarke and Lee Evans earn local derby win and secure Latics’ Sky Bet Championship status.

  • Match Report: Wigan Athletic 2 – 0 Preston North End
  • Goals from Leon Clarke and Lee Evans earn local derby win for Latics.
  • Win over Preston North End – who had Ryan Ledson sent off – secures Latics’ Sky Bet Championship status

WIGAN ATHLETIC 2
Clarke 10
Evans 68

PRESTON NORTH END 0

Attendance: 12,496 (2,891 away)

Latics defeated local rivals Preston North End 2-0 to complete a fine Easter weekend this afternoon, with their Sky Bet Championship status secure after back-to-back wins.

Leon Clarke’s early goal was the perfect start for Paul Cook’s side and Lee Evans ensured that the three points would be going to Latics when he fired in midway through the second-half. Ryan Ledson was sent off for a late challenge on Kal Naismith before half-time, resulting in Alex Neil’s men playing the second 45 a man down.

Cook made one change to his side from Good Friday’s win at Leeds United, with central defender Cedric Kipre replaced by Danny Fox, who returned from injury following a knock in the 1-1 draw against Norwich City. Kipre was sent off for handball against Leeds and Latics’ appeal to have the suspension overturned was rejected on Sunday evening.

Anthony Pilkington, Callum McManaman and Michael Jacobs remain sidelined through injury.

A slow start from both sides signified the turnaround from respective Good Friday wins over Leeds United and Ipswich Town but Latics got themselves in front when Antonee Robinson’s cross fell to Naismith, who squared for Clarke to tap home.

Latics created the better chances as the half continued with Chey Dunkley seeing a header cleared from a Naismith corner before the Scot headed wide himself from a Nathan Byrne delivery.

Cook’s side saw their position strengthened further just after the half hour as Ledson and Naismith collided in the Preston half with referee Andrew Madley adjudging the Preston midfielder’s challenge to be late and reckless, resulting in a straight red card.

Preston seemed motivated by the dismissal and were the better side in the initial play after the red card and Callum Robinson should have done better from Lukas Nmecha’s cross when he was well-placed, but he mis-kicked.

Just before half-time, the visitors looked like they might get their leveller but Joe Rafferty headed off target from Paul Gallagher’s corner.

After the restart, Latics had an immediate opportunity to double their lead as Clarke went in behind. The striker was denied by Declan Rudd and Latics squandered their chance after substitute Nick Powell recycled the ball with Morsy squaring to Naismith, who was offside.

Clarke was important at the other end soon after as he blocked Ben Davies’ goal-bound header at close range before Dunkley had to put his body on the line to deny Darnell Fisher.

It was continued pressure for Latics to deal with around the hour mark and Christian Walton had to be on hand to deny a Gallagher free-kick from the left of the area – a save that would help him to preserve another Latics clean sheet.

The points were soon heading in Latics’ direction though as Powell crossed for Clarke at the back post and, after he’d challenged for the ball, it fell to Evans who rifled home.

Clarke had the chance for his second not long after as he met Evans’ cross at the back post but fired wide.

Latics: Walton, Byrne, Dunkley, Fox, Robinson, James, Morsy (Capt), Evans, Massey (Powell 45), Naismith (Roberts 66), Clarke (Garner 83)
Subs: 
Evans, Gibson, Windass, Olsson.

Preston North End: 
Rudd, Fisher, Davies, Robinson, Johnson, Gallagher (Capt), Storey, Rafferty, Ledson, Maguire (Moult 76), Nmecha (Ginnelly 76)
Subs: 
Ripley, Earl, Stockley, Huntington, O'Reilly

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PAY ON THE DAY FOR EASTER MONDAY’S LOCAL DERBY WITH PRESTON NORTH END

20 April 2019

Cash turnstiles on the South and East stands for clash with Preston North End, with West Stand purchases available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office from 11am.

  • Pay on the day available for Wigan Athletic v Preston North End on Easter Monday, kick-off 3pm
  • Cash turnstiles on the South and East stands with West Stand tickets available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office from 11am
  • Tickets can still be purchased in advance online by [clicking here] with collection available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office due to our Print at Home facility currently undergoing maintenance

WIGAN ATHLETIC vs. PRESTON NORTH END
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019
DW STADIUM
KICK-OFF 3PM

Cash turnstiles are available for home and away supporters for Wigan Athletic v Preston North End in the Sky Bet Championship at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday (kick-off 3pm).

Latics host their local rivals knowing victory could secure Sky Bet Championship safety.

Cash turnstiles will be open on the South, East and North (Visitors) stands, with West Stand tickets available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office which will be open from 11am.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults - £30
Over 65s - £15
Under 18s - £10
Under 11s - £5
Under 5s - £2

Tickets can still be purchased in advance online by [clicking here] with collection available from the DW Stadium Ticket Office due to our Print at Home facility currently undergoing maintenance

PLEASE NOTE THIS MATCH WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO WATCH VIA THE SKY RED BUTTON OR ON iFOLLOW LATICS DOMESTICALLY (UK/IRELAND).

Tickets for Wigan Athletic’s final away fixture of the 2018-19 season at Birmingham City are now on general sale and can be purchased online until 4pm on Tuesday 23rd April and via phones and in person until 3pm on Friday 26th April.

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