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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Steven Davies (87' PEN)
  • Dan Burn (17')
  • James Vaughan (54')
  • Michael Jacobs (60')
  • Will Grigg (62')

Wigan thrash Rochdale to go top of League One

Three goals in the space of eight second half minutes helped Wigan take top spot in League One after a comfortable 4-1 victory at Rochdale.
They were ahead in the 17th minute when Max Power's corner was headed into the mix by Chey Dunkley and Dan Burn stooped to head past Josh Lillis.
Nick Powell's drive struck the foot of the post for Wigan, while Joe Rafferty's headed attempt looped over Christian Walton but struck the Wigan crossbar.
Nathan Byrne forced an acrobatic save out of Lillis before the break but just 10 minutes into the second half Wigan had their second goal. Will Grigg sent substitute James Vaughan racing into the area and he kept his cool to side-foot home.
Michael Jacobs netted the third on the hour mark after twisting and turning to find room for a shot on the edge of the area.
Grigg added a fourth three minutes later, converting from a tight angle after Lillis could only parry Gavin Massey's long-range strike.
Dale were awarded a penalty in the 86th minute when Dunkley brought down Calvin Andrew, Steven Davies converting the consolation spot kick.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Rotherham United 19 +21 38
2 Wigan Athletic 18 +18 38
3 Wycombe Wanderers 20 +9 38
4 Plymouth Argyle 20 +11 36
5 Sunderland 18 +7 35
6 Milton Keynes Dons 19 +13 34
7 Sheffield Wednesday 20 +7 33
8 Oxford United 18 +11 32
9 Portsmouth 20 +4 32
10 Burton Albion 20 -1 28
11 Cheltenham Town 19 -4 27
12 Bolton Wanderers 20 0 26
13 Ipswich Town 19 +5 24
14 Accrington Stanley 19 -13 24
15 Charlton Athletic 20 -1 23
16 Cambridge United 20 -8 23
17 AFC Wimbledon 18 -4 21
18 Lincoln City 19 -4 21
19 Shrewsbury Town 19 -7 19
20 Morecambe 19 -8 19
21 Gillingham 20 -11 17
22 Fleetwood Town 18 -4 15
23 Doncaster Rovers 19 -23 13
24 Crewe Alexandra 19 -18 12