WIGAN 1-0 BRISTOL CITY
Would you believe it? Wigan are third in the Championship! Wonderful return to the Championship from the Latics who march on after a hard-fought win in front of their own fans at the DW; disappointing end to a disappointing week for Bristol City.
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90+5: FREE-KICK! Webster draws the foul from Evans and the Robins have a free-kick. The ball is delivered, flicked on by a Wigan defender, leaving Diedhiou with a free header, but he heads into the arms of Walton from close range!
90+2: SUB! Michael Jacobs makes way for Kal Naismith, who'll see out the closing stages of this one.
90: We'll have SIX additional minutes here at the DW! There's still time for City to save this but will they?
They are so close to doing so, but Webster stutters just inside the area and Kipre slides across to clear the danger altogether! That could've so easily been it!
88: ANOTHER Kelly cross goes begging as Weimann and then Hunt get minimal power on their headers from just a few yards out. Not Bristol City's night, it seems.
87: SHOTS! Sam Morsy will have the taste for goals after his midweek stunner, but there'll be no goalscoring plaudits this evening after he blasts over after Windass cut the ball back to him. Moments later Connolly tries his luck, but he's off balance and strikes well wide.
84: CHANCE! Searching ball from Hunt looks as though it'll fall at Diedhiou's feet, but the magnificent Dunkley doesn't even allow him as much as a sniff. Top defending and a chance missed.
85: YELLOW! Pack goes into the book for a push on Evans. The referee plays advantage but then pulls the play back and books the Robins man.
83: Wigan are heading into the weekend third in the table as things stand - can they hold on here?
81: Battling play from Morsy to win the ball from Hunt, but he gets a little too much contact on O'Dowda and is penalised as a result.
78: Kelly delivers another cross, but this time Darron Gibson manages to take a touch and lump upfield. Encouraging signs are slowly beginning to appear, but will it be too little, too late for the visitors? They need a goal.
76: Kalas is down here and looking dazed after a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Watkins. That'll be the end of his evening - which will no doubt end with a severe headache - as Nathan Baker takes his place.
73: CHANCE! Kelly's cross allows Weimann to get a shot away, but Darron Gibson recovers sufficiently to put the former Derby man off his stride.
SUB! Garner is off for Connolly, meaning Windass will move in as a central striker - his favoured position.
71: SUB! Nick Powell's night is over but he may have made the biggest impact of the evening. He's replaced by Darron Gibson.
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65: Wigan are carrying on from where they left off and are pressing forward at pace. They've won another corner, but Powell's header from Evan's corner is soon cleared from the six-yard box.
WATCH: POWELL GIVES LATICS LEAD
Here's the opener for you to watch once more...
61: SUBS! There's murmurs of a double change for the visitors and here it comes. Niclas Eliasson makes way for Callum O'Dowda, while Jamie Paterson is replaced by Marley Watkins.
59: SHOT! James makes an unselfish run that allows Windass space to pull the trigger just inside the area, but he drags his shot wide.
57: So how will Lee Johnson respond to going behind? You could see it coming in the first half so you'd imagine he'll have a plan up his sleeve...
58: FOUL! Kalas floors Garner once more and concedes a free-kick but the defender escapes punishment once more - the referee saw nothing out of the ordinary, there.
WATCH: WINDASS CHANCE
Here's Josh Windass' chance just before the goal...
GOAL! WIGAN 1-0 BRISTOL CITY (Powell, 52)
Lee McCulloch asked for the wings to be utilised at half-time at his former employers have responded! Josh Windass delivers an utterly superb cross into the area from about 25-30 yards and Nick Powell meets it with an equally excellent header!
The ball is headed back in the direction it came and Maenpaa can do nothing but watch it bounce over the line! Advantage Wigan.
WIGAN 0-0 BRISTOL CITY
50: Decent run forward from Brownhill and he finds time to pick his cross, but it's far too close to Walton and he moves off his line to claim before a Robins team-mate can challenge.
48: OVER! Wonderful delivery by James and Windass manages to meet the ball among a crowd, but he heads just inches over the bar.
47: FREE-KICK! Kelly tugs the back of Powell, showing a little naivety and concedes a free-kick on the right touchline. This could be a real chance...
SECOND HALF! WIGAN 0-0 BRISTOL CITY
We're back underway at the DW! What will the second 45 bring?
That it for the first 45 minutes here at the DW and it's not been a thriller, if we're honest. Wigan have had the better of the chances but the game has largely been played in a crowded midfield with neither goalkeeper meaningfully tested. Let's hope for more openings after the break!
Join us again in just a few minutes' time...
45: It's a scrappy end to the half here at the DW, with neither side looking like they'll break the deadlock before the whistle...
FOUL! Joe Garner is at the centre of attention once more and goes into the book after a studs-up foul on Webster. He caught the City man above the knee there and that looked painful.
42: We're up to four successive City corners now...will they take one of these chances? Kelly heads the ball ahead of Evans, but his header bounces into the ground and up into Walton's arms.
41: CORNER! Pack swings a pacy cross into the box, Diedhiou meets and wins a corner. Nothing comes of the first set-piece and they'll have a chance to go again here...
39: After passing the first 15 minutes of the game, it's been all Wigan, in truth. Will they strike before the first half is out?
36: A break in play allows us to revisit a golden chance for Wigan to try their luck...Nick Powell finds space in the right hand corner and crosses in low but no one is there to convert!
Moments later, Jacobs motors down the left flank and dances his way into the area. He crosses hard and low but Kelly sidefoots away at the moment of impact.
31: FOUL! Kalas and Garner are getting to know each other pretty well this evening and the latter thinks he's just won a foul as the Robins defender clasps his hands around his midriff...the offside flag had already been raised.
29: WIDE! Lack of communication from Kelly and Pack allows Windass to feed Powell, but the former Manchester United man scuffs a low shot off target.
WATCH: JACOBS' WIGAN CHANCE
This is the closest we've come to a goal this evening...
26: Dangerous cross in from Kelly on the left, but Weimann can't get ahead of his marker Kipre to touch goalwards.
23: OVER! First chance for Wigan but it's a chance that won't worry Maenpaa one bit. Windass drops the ball off to Jacobs, who gets a stride ahead of Pack and bends an effort towards goal, but it's always rising.
21: As the game begins to settle, it looks as though Wigan are posing more of a threat this evening so far. The Robins have looked good on the counter on two or three occasions, though and that may be where their biggest danger lies here.
16: CORNER! Eliasson takes no chances as a Wigan ball is sent to the far post and puts it behind for a corner. Evans delivers and Diedhiou clears, but the ball is squared for Reece James on the right flank. The move soon comes to a conclusion, though, as Kipre is penalised for a foul.
14: We're just seeing the replays of not just one, but two occasions where Kalas could have had penalties awarded against him, the second of which was a robust 'bear hug' challenge on Garner. He needs to keep his nose clean now, you'd imagine, because surely he can't escape a third?
12: With 12 minutes gone, it's a bright enough start to suggest the usual Friday cagey affair is off the cards...
10: CHANCE! Bristol City work a counter attack extremely well and the ball ends up with Famara Diedhiou on the edge of the area. He tries to carve some space once, then twice and then plays a loose ball forward that is deflected into the arms of Walton.
8: NO PENALTY! Jacobs takes a barge from Kalas and there are immediate calls for a spot-kick! The Chelsea loanee is slightly lucky to get away unpunished there as the ball was nowhere in sight...
6: CLOSE! Hospital ball from Robinson allows Weimann to intercept the ball and drive forward towards Walton's goal. He lack of pace lets him down, though and Kipre capitalises on a stutter on the ball to stell the ball from his opponent and clear the danger.
5: FREE-KICK! Evans swings in a deep free-kick to the far post after another rugby-style challenge on Joe Garner, but the delivery is too heavy for Nick Powell to make anything of it.
3: First sight of Wigan's Reece James, who was, bizarrely, brought in to replace Reece James...
The Chelsea loanee is spoken of very highly by Paul Cook so it'll be interesting to see how the youngster showcases his talent.
1: Early free-kick for Morsy on the halfway line as Hunt comically trips into his opponent. No harm done and Robinson drives the ball forward.
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