Category Archives: League Cup

First defeat compounded by Colclough sending off – Shrewsbury Town 1 Wigan Athletic 0

Latics suffered their first defeat of the season as Shrewsbury Town moved to the top of League One. In a closely fought encounter The Shrews edged the three points when Stefan Payne fired home from close range after Latics failed … Continue reading

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Chances galore but Latics are held – Wigan Athletic 1 Portsmouth 1

Paul Cook’s Latics somehow failed to win a game they totally dominated against his former club Portsmouth at the DW Stadium. Wigan created chance after chance in the opening half and went ahead through Ivan Toney after eight minutes. Toney … Continue reading

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Unbeaten run comes to an end – Aston Villa 4 Wigan Athletic 1

Latics unbeaten opening to the season came to an end as they lost 4-1 to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) at Villa Park. Both Latics and Villa made eleven changes from their starting line ups from Saturday’s … Continue reading

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12th Man – Cook’s high standards

Latics continued their good start to the season with a somewhat lucky 2-1 League Cup victory against a combative Blackpool team. Paul Cook’s rotation policy for the League Cup was an eminently sensible approach to what is a lengthy fixture … Continue reading

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Wigan bolt out of the starting blocks – MK Dons 0 Wigan Athletic 1

Match report by Jamie Aspinall. For a change, Latics started the season with a win and a great performance to boot. Nick Powell was the only player able to find a way past ex-Latics keeper Lee Nicholls, who kept the … Continue reading

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12th Man – Getting one over Steady Nigel

Expectations are high after Latics produced a convincing 3-0 victory against Port Vale last Saturday. They are upping the pressure on the teams above them and will be seeking to maintain their promotion form this week at Sheffield United. Former … Continue reading

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12th Man: Whelan’s contribution has been nothing less than incredible

It’s been a momentous week in the history of Wigan Athletic. The retirement of Dave Whelan, the appointment of his grandson David Sharpe as his successor, and two back-to-back wins for the first time since August have revived hopes of … Continue reading

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