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Wildschut’s dramatic goal leads Wigan over Walsall

Photo: Wigan Athletic Official Website

Photo: Wigan Athletic Official Website

Egypt-eligible midfielder Sam Morsy featured for Wigan Athletic, as they defeated Walsall 2-1 in the 32nd round of the English League One.

​Morsy started the game for Wigan, after being dropped to the bench the last game against Oldham Athletic​ which ended in a 0-0 draw.

​Wigan started the game lively and could have had an early lead, but Conor McAleny shot from outside the box missed the target.

The Latics continued to missing chances as Ryan Colclough, Craig Morgan and Max Power failed to hit the target.

Wigan opened the scoring in the 39th minute by Conor McAleny. The Everton loanee scored with a right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Donervon Daniels and Conor McAleny could have doubled Wigan’s lead, but the duo failed to convert their chances, ending the first half leading 1-0.​

​Walsall first real chance came in the 48th minute, when Jason Demetriou’s left footed shot was blocked by Sam Morsy.

​The Latics came close to scoring their second of the game through Conor McAleny and William Grigg but their efforts went wide.

​In the 68th minute, Wigan paid the price for missed chances as Sam Mantom equalised for the hosts with a shot from outside the box.

The hosts continued their pressure, as they came close to scoring but Jussi Jääskeläinen pulled off a double save to deny Walsall from scoring.

In the first minute of stoppage time, Yanic Wildschut scored the winner for Wigan as his shot beat Neil Etheridge to give the Latics a 2-1 win at the Banks’s Stadium.

The win means Wigan are now second with 59 points, while Walsall are in fourth place with 58 points but have an extra game in hand.

The Latics next game will be against Bury at home on February 27, while Walsall will face Burton on the same day.

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