WIGAN. Wigan Athletic managed to turn the tables against Blackpool to win 2-1. It was Blackpool to strike first with a goal of G. Madine at the 34′. Then it was a goal in the 54′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, C. Tilt gave the win to Wigan Athletic in the 88′ minute. Wigan Athletic was truly better in terms of ball possession (71%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
M. Ekpiteta received a red card (17′). This red card was one of the reason why Blackpool lost the match.
The match was played at the The DW Stadium stadium in Wigan on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Andy Davies who had the assistance of Craig Taylor and Mark Stevens. The 4th official was Anthony Backhouse. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold at 12.3 degrees Celsius or 54.14 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 85%.
Wigan Athletic had a superior ball possession 71% while Blackpool was struggling with a 29% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Wigan Athletic was putting more pressure with 53 dangerous attacks and 19 shots of which 3 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Wigan Athletic won the match.
Wigan Athletic shot 19 times, 3 on target, 16 off target. Regarding the opposition, Blackpool shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
Wigan Athletic received 3 yellow cards (C. Lang, J. Bennett and G. Shinnie). Regarding the opposition, Blackpool received 2 yellow cards (S. Carey and D. Thompson).
Also, Blackpool didn’t end the match with 11 players after M. Ekpiteta (Blackpool) was sent off after receiving a straight red card in the (17′).
After playing this contest, Wigan Athletic will have 23 points like West Bromwich Albion to hold in the 22nd place. On the other side, Blackpool will stay with 22 points to hold in the 23rd place.
In the next match in the Championship, Wigan Athletic will host Rotherham United on the 6th of May with a 6-3 head to head stats in favor of Wigan Athletic (3 draws).
Blackpool will play away agasint Norwich City on the 6th of May with a 4-2 head to head record in favor of Norwich City (3 draws).
Wigan Athletic – Formation
Wigan Athletic started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
The manager Leam Richardson decided to play with the following team: Jamie Jones, Rarmani Edmonds-Green , Jack Whatmough , Curtis Tilt , Tendayi Darikwa , Max Power , Tom Naylor , Graeme Shinnie , James McClean , Charlie Wyke and Callum Lang .
The home team had on the bench: Ashley Fletcher, Sam Tickle, Gwion Edwards, Thelo Aasgaard, Joe Bennett , Josh Magennis and Jordan Cousins.
Wigan Athletic made 3 changes: J. Whatmough for J. Bennett (40′), C. Wyke for A. Fletcher (68′) and C. Lang for J. Magennis (68′).
Best player: James McClean
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Wigan Athletic was James McClean.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 33 passes (78% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 9. He performed 12 crosses.
Blackpool – Formation
Blackpool started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Michael Appleton played with: Chris Maxwell, Callum Connolly , Marvin Ekpiteta, Rhys Williams , Dominic Thompson , Sonny Carey , Kenneth Dougall , Charlie Patino , Shayne Lavery , Gary Madine and Jerry Yates .
These were the players on the bench: Grant Ward, Theo Corbeanu, Tayt-Lemar Trusty, CJ Hamilton, Luke Garbutt, Daniel Grimshaw and Callum Wright.
Blackpool made only 1 change substituting C. Patino for C. Hamilton (89′).
Best player: Gary Madine
The player that probably impressed the most for Blackpool was Gary Madine.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 20 passes (55% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 15. He performed 1 cross.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship.
- Wigan Athletic – Blackpool – 2-1
- West Bromwich Albion – Stoke City – 2-0
- Preston North End – Millwall – 2-4
- Norwich City – Middlesbrough – 1-2
- Luton Town – Rotherham United – 1-1
- Hull City – Reading – 1-2
- Huddersfield Town – Swansea City – 0-0
- Coventry City – Queens Park Rangers – 2-0
- Cardiff City – Sheffield United – 0-1
- Bristol City – Watford – 0-0