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Wigan Athletic 2-1 Crawley Town

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Wigan took their place in the second round of the FA Cup thanks to a hard-fought win over Crawley in a drab match that was illuminated by three high-quality goals.Crawley took the lead with only 20 minutes gone, Jordan Roberts controlling superbly before hooking a delightful volley over his shoulder and into the corner of the net.Wigan equalised within 10 minutes, Ivan Toney converting an acrobatic volley of his own from Lee Evans’ left-wing cross.

Nick Powell should have put Wigan ahead before the break, only to squander a one-on-one opportunity.But it mattered not as Evans made it 2-1 with 19 minutes to go.There looked to be little danger when the Wales international picked the ball up 35 yards from goal.But after switching the ball to his unfamiliar left foot, he unleashed a vicious strike that flew into the roof of the net before Town goalkeeper Glenn Morris could even move.To their credit, Crawley never gave up the ghost, but lacked the quality in the final third to reward their 157 travelling fans in the crowd of 3,288.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWigan31Sarkic2Byrne33Burn14Bruce26James5MorsyBooked at 26mins8Evans18RobertsSubstituted forColcloughat 81’minutes25Powell11MasseySubstituted forPerkinsat 73’minutes10ToneySubstituted forGriggat 74’minutesSubstitutes4Perkins6Power9Grigg22Dunkley23Jones24Hunt27ColcloughCrawley1Morris2Young5McNerney6Connolly3DohertySubstituted forB Cliffordat 80’minutes21BulmanSubstituted forTajbakhshat 74’minutes22Lelan7Boldewijn8Smith11RobertsSubstituted forVerheydtat 60’minutes28CamaraSubstitutes4Payne12Mersin18B Clifford20Tajbakhsh23Verheydt24LewisReferee:Martin CoyAttendance:3,288Match StatsHome TeamWiganAway TeamCrawleyPossessionHome60%Away40%ShotsHome10Away4Shots on TargetHome3Away2CornersHome5Away1FoulsHome14Away18Live TextPosted at Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).Posted at 90’+3′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Billy Clifford.Posted at 90’+2′ Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 90’+1′ Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88′ Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 88′ Aryan Taj (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 86′ Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 86′ Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 86′ Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 86′ Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).Posted at 85′ Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 85′ Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 84′ Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).Posted at 83′ Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 83′ Foul by Aryan Taj (Crawley Town).Posted at 83′ David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 83′ Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).Posted at 82′ Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 82′ Foul by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).Posted at 82′ Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).Posted at 82′ Josh Lelan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.SubstitutionPosted at 81′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Gary Roberts.SubstitutionPosted at 80′ Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clifford replaces Josh Doherty.Posted at 78′ Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 78′ Foul by Josh Lelan (Crawley Town).Posted at 77′ Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Joe McNerney.Posted at 77′ Attempt blocked. David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.SubstitutionPosted at 74′ Substitution, Crawley Town. Aryan Taj replaces Dannie Bulman.SubstitutionPosted at 74′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Ivan Toney.SubstitutionPosted at 73′ Substitution, Wigan Athletic. David Perkins replaces Gavin Massey.Posted at 73′ Hand ball by Thomas Verheydt (Crawley Town).Goal!Posted at 71′ Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Crawley Town 1. Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.Posted at 68′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 68′ Delay in match Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.Show more updatesgoal
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