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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Will Grigg (87')

Will Grigg fires Wigan to brink of promotion with only goal against Oxford

Will Grigg's late goal pushed leaders Wigan to the brink of promotion from Sky Bet League One after a 1-0 win at home to Oxford.
The Latics, who are eight points clear of third-placed Shrewsbury with four games to play, had the best chances in a first half that was short on excitement and entertainment.
Michael Jacobs fired against the underside of the bar after great work from Gary Roberts to play him in.
Moments later Max Power forced a brilliant fingertip save out of Oxford goalkeeper Simon Eastwood, before firing an effort from similar distance inches over the top.
Power's set-pieces were causing problems for the visitors and, from a corner, James Vaughan and Dan Burn combined to send the ball goalwards before it was hacked off the line.
Wigan were never going to be satisfied with a point, and three attacking substitutes helped to push the game in their favour.
It looked as though honours would end even until substitute Devante Cole slipped the ball sideways to give fellow replacement Grigg an open goal he could not miss.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 46 +38 92
2 Rotherham United 46 +37 90
3 Milton Keynes Dons 46 +34 89
4 Sheffield Wednesday 46 +28 85
5 Sunderland 46 +26 84
6 Wycombe Wanderers 46 +24 83
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 +20 80
8 Oxford United 46 +23 76
9 Bolton Wanderers 46 +17 73
10 Portsmouth 46 +17 73
11 Ipswich Town 46 +21 70
12 Accrington Stanley 46 -19 61
13 Charlton Athletic 46 -4 59
14 Cambridge United 46 -18 58
15 Cheltenham Town 46 -14 56
16 Burton Albion 46 -16 53
17 Lincoln City 46 -8 52
18 Shrewsbury Town 46 -4 50
19 Morecambe 46 -31 42
20 Fleetwood Town 46 -20 40
21 Gillingham 46 -34 40
22 Doncaster Rovers 46 -45 38
23 AFC Wimbledon 46 -26 37
24 Crewe Alexandra 46 -46 29