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MATCH PREVIEW: STOKE CITY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

22 August 2018

Latics head to Stoke City for the first meeting between the two teams since January 2013.

  • Match Preview: Stoke City v Wigan Athletic in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Watch Live: Supporters in the UK can watch tonight's game live on iFollow Latics!
  • Latics take on their second away league fixture of the 2018/19 campaign at Stoke.

iFollow Match Pass Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

STOKE CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 2018
BET365 STADIUM
KICK-OFF 8.00PM

PREVIEW

Latics head to Stoke City for the first time since a 2-2 against the Potters in the Premier League back in January 2013, with Paul Cook's men looking to build on Saturday's 2-2 draw at home to Nottingham Forest by claiming a second Sky Bet Championship victory of the season.

Gary Rowett's recently relegated Stoke are also looking to build on a weekend 2-2 draw, having earned a point at Preston North End on Saturday evening thanks to a Peter Crouch equaliser.

It's the first of two away fixtures for Latics this week, with a visit to Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road on the horizon this Saturday.

MATCH DAY INFORMATION

Latics will play in the brand new PUMA 2018-19 home kit sponsored by DW Fitness First and 3P Logistics.

OFFICIALS

Referee - John Brooks
Assistant Referee 1 - Michael George
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official - Matthew Donohue

HEAD-TO-HEAD - ALL COMPETITIONS

Head to Head Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

EARLY TEAM NEWS

STOKE CITY

Reports suggest that Gary Rowett could turn to experienced forward Peter Crouch from the start on Wednesday night after the former England international scored his 200th goal in English football coming from the bench to equalise in the weekend's 2-2 draw at Preston North End.

The 37-year-old has previous with Latics in Stoke City colours, having scored in our most recent meeting, a 2-2 draw in January 2013 and in that season's other fixture, a 2-2 draw at the DW Stadium in September 2012.

In terms of injury and fitness, Sam Clucas continues to recover from knee surgery he had in the spring, whilst summer signing Cuco Martina stepped up his transition with 45 minutes for the Potters' Under 23s against Southampton on Monday evening.

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Latics saw timely returns to fitness for Gavin Massey and Nathan Byrne on Saturday, with winger Massey starting in the 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest before being replaced by Byrne in the second half. The double Player of the Year from 2017-18 had been absent since the club's summer trip to Spain.

Darron Gibson continues to miss out due to a groin injury, with the midfielder expected to return in the next couple of weeks, whilst defender Dan Burn is only likely to be back in contention after the international fixture period at the start of September.

Joe Garner is yet to feature in a match day squad but continues to step up his fitness.

FAB FOUR



PLAYER FOR BOTH

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Match Reports

REPORT: STOKE CITY 0 – 3 LATICS

22 August 2018

Sensational Latics hammer Stoke City 3-0 at the Bet365 Stadium as impressive start to the season continues thanks to Will Grigg double and Gavin Massey strike.

  • Match Report: Stoke City 0 – 3 Wigan Athletic
  • Superb Latics run riot in Staffordshire as a Will Grigg brace and Gavin Massey goal seal 3-0 win against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium
  • Ashley Williams sent off for Gary Rowett’s Potters late on as Latics continue impressive start to the campaign

Attendance: 23,158 (1,079 away)

STOKE CITY 0

WIGAN ATHLETIC 3
GRIGG 27
MASSEY 32
GRIGG (PEN) 56

Paul Cook’s Wigan Athletic were at their sensational best as a clinical evening down in Staffordshire returned a 3-0 win against Stoke City on Wednesday night.

A Will Grigg double – the second from the penalty spot – came either side of a Gavin Massey strike as Latics were ruthless against the Potters and fully deserving of their three points.

Ashley Williams was sent off for the hosts, who put early pressure on Latics but couldn’t manage Cook’s side’s attacking force, spear-headed by the sublime Nick Powell, who was at the centre of everything good about his team’s wonderful performance.

Powell had an early free-kick saved by Jack Butland but from then Stoke had the majority of possession in the early stages and peppered Latics’ area with crosses.

Tom Ince fired over from 25 yards on two occasions, either side of the Potters having a goal disallowed for offside against Benik Afobe, who had provided the finish.

Saido Berahino then missed a chance at the front post after a cross from former Latic James McClean, a miss that proved costly as Latics turned the heat up and went on a ruthless attacking spree.

The first goal came after a brave challenge from Powell got Massey in on the right and the winger provided the perfect cross for Grigg to get in front of his man and fire past Butland.

Powell fired over after linking up with Massey soon after but it was two when the duo connected again; this time Massey being played in by Powell before firing home a superb finish.

On the stroke of half-time, Latics almost made it 3-0 as Reece James crossed for Antonee Robinson, though the Everton loanee couldn’t quite provide the finish.

As the hour mark approached, Latics gave themselves comfort as a counter-attacking move saw Powell played in at the back post only to be hauled down by Allen, giving referee John Brooks no choice but to point to the spot. Grigg, as he did on Saturday against Nottingham Forest, fired home and grabbed his third goal in two games.

Powell had a further chance to extend the lead as the second-half wore on as he fired over from a James cross.

And it was the midfielder who was central to the sending off of Williams, who was first booked for an off the ball incident with Powell, before a late challenge on substitute Josh Windass saw the Wales international head for an early bath.

Windass had a late chance for a first Latics goal too but, in the end, it was simply 3-0, a first clean sheet of the season and an away performance that over 1,000 travelling supporters will remember for some time.

Stoke City: Butland; Pieters, Williams, Shawcross (Capt), Edwards; McClean, Allen, Fletcher (Etebo 71), Ince (Bojan 45); Afobe, Berahino (Crouch 63)
Subs: Federici, Adam, Martina, Souttar.

Wigan Athletic: Walton; James, Kipre, Dunkley, Robinson; Morsy (Capt), Evans; Massey, Powell (McManaman 80), Jacobs (Windass 76); Grigg (Connolly 64).
Subs: Jones, Byrne, Vaughan, Bruce.

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Ticket News

NO PAY ON THE DAY AT STOKE CITY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT - ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE

21 August 2018

There will be no pay on the day for Latics fans at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night - tickets available in advance in person or by phone until 5pm on Tuesday.

  • Ticket News: Stoke City v Wigan Athletic
  • Tickets now on general but please note there will be no pay on the day - tickets must be purchased before 5pm on Tuesday 21 August
  • Buy tickets by calling 01942 311111 or visit the DW Stadium Ticket Office in person

STOKE CITY v WIGAN ATHLETIC
WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST 2018
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP
BET365 STADIUM
KICK-OFF 8PM

There will be no pay on the day for Wigan Athletic’s trip to the Bet365 Stadium to face Stoke City on Wednesday 22 August (kick-off 8pm), which is now on general sale.

Over 800 tickets have been sold for the clash with the Potters and, subject to availability, tickets will be available via phone/in person at the DW Stadium Ticket Office until 5pm on Tuesday 21st August.

Supporters should note they can call the DW Stadium Ticket Office to purchase tickets and arrange for collection at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday night.

Tickets are priced as follows:

Adults - £25
Over 65s - £19
Under 17s - £15
Under 11s - £12

Ambulant/Disabled Tickets

Adults - £19
Over 65s - £19
Under 17s - £15
Under 11s - £12

OFF SALE DATES
Phone/In Person – 5pm on Tuesday 21 August

HOW TO BUY
Phone – 01942 311111
In Person – DW Stadium Ticket Office opening times

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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