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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Jacobs (31')
  • Jay Fulton (35')
  • Cheyenne Dunkley (40')

Wigan bounce back from FA Cup exit with comfortable victory at Walsall

Wigan shook off their FA Cup disappointment to move within striking distance of Sky Bet League One's top two with a 3-0 win at struggling Walsall.
Three goals in 10 first-half minutes put Wigan a point behind second-placed Shrewsbury with two games in hand as new Walsall boss Dean Keates watched from the stands.
The Latics - FA Cup quarter-final losers to Southampton on Sunday - started brightly as Chey Dunkley headed wide from Max Power's early corner.
Wigan led on 31 minutes as Nick Powell's exquisite low cross picked out Michael Jacobs to steer home at the far post.
The Latics doubled their lead four minutes later as a free-kick fell to Jay Fulton 18 yards out and he lashed a fine finish into the bottom corner.
It was game over on 40 minutes as Saddlers keeper Liam Roberts spilled a corner and Dunkley rifled home Wigan's third from close range.
Walsall sought a consolation after the break but Latics keeper Christian Walton twice denied Kieron Morris and saved at Amadou Bakayoko's feet to leave the Saddlers just four points off the drop.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Peterborough United 31 +25 62
2 Hull City 33 +26 59
3 Lincoln City 31 +17 57
4 Sunderland 31 +21 54
5 Portsmouth 31 +18 52
6 Doncaster Rovers 29 +12 52
7 Ipswich Town 30 +6 50
8 Accrington Stanley 30 +8 47
9 Charlton Athletic 32 +2 47
10 Oxford United 30 +8 46
11 Crewe Alexandra 32 +2 45
12 Plymouth Argyle 32 -8 45
13 Blackpool 28 +7 44
14 Gillingham 32 -2 44
15 Milton Keynes Dons 32 +3 42
16 Fleetwood Town 32 +6 40
17 Shrewsbury Town 29 -1 38
18 Burton Albion 30 -18 31
19 Swindon Town 32 -20 31
20 Bristol Rovers 31 -20 30
21 AFC Wimbledon 30 -23 29
22 Northampton Town 32 -23 29
23 Rochdale 32 -18 28
24 Wigan Athletic 32 -28 27