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RECORD BREAKERS: LATICS SET NEW RECORDS FOR GOAL SCORING AND CLEAN SHEETS

23 April 2018

Latics' 4-0 victory over Fleetwood Town helps to break two seasonal club records.

  • New Wigan Athletic record for clean sheets in a single EFL season at 26.
  • Latics score four at Fleetwood Town to achieve new high for goals scored in a single EFL season at 86.
  • Latics have now kept 29 clean sheets in all competitions, with 108 goals scored.

Promotion was signed and sealed following Latics' thumping 4-0 victory at Fleetwood Town on Saturday afternoon, but Paul Cook's squad also added two club records to their outstanding season, keeping a 26th league clean sheet of the season to break John Filan's 2002/03 record of 25, as well as reaching 86 goals, a new high figure for goals scored in a single league season.

Latics have now scored 108 goals in all competitions with three games of the Sky Bet League One season remaining, as well as keeping 29 clean sheets, one away from setting another club record for clean sheets in a single season in all competitions.

GOAL SCORING

Early in the season Latics set a new club record biggest victory when they thumped seven past Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium, and so far this season Cook's men have scored three or more goals on 17 separate occasions in Sky Bet League One.

Will Grigg leads the scoring chart with 18 in the league and 25 in all competitions, whilst Nick Powell (15), Michael Jacobs (11), Chey Dunkley (7), Gavin Massey (6), Dan Burn (5) and Max Power (5) have all chipped in with significant numbers.

Ryan Colclough, James Vaughan, Jordan Flores, Alex Bruce, Callum Elder, Jay Fulton, Noel Hunt, David Perkins, Gary Roberts, Josh Laurent and Victor Maffeo have also contributed to goals throughout the season.

*Ivan Toney and Lee Evans contributed to a combined total of nine goals during loan spells, whilst Alex Gilbey scored in the Checkatrade Trophy before joining MK Dons in August.

You can watch all of our goals throughout the season on iFollow Latics our via our YouTube playlist below.



CLEAN SHEETS

Although it's a collective team effort to keep out the opposition, goalkeepers Christian Walton and Jamie Jones have racked up 29 clean sheets between them in all competitions, with 26 shutouts in Sky Bet League One.

Walton, who missed three months of the season due to injury, has 20 clean sheets to his name across the league and Emirates FA Cup, including against Premier League sides West Ham United and champions Manchester City. 18 of the 22-year-old's clean sheets have been in League One.

Jones has nine in all competitions, including one against AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup, with the rest accrued in our promotion winning league campaign.

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