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Wigan move step closer to promotion with win over Coventry City

Sam Morsy Wigan

Photo: Wigan official website

Egypt-eligible midfielder played the full 90 minutes as Wigan defeated Coventry City 1-0 at the DW Stadium in gameweek 41 of League One.

The Latics moved a step closer to promotion as they now top the league table on 80 points, four points clear of second-placed Burton Albion and 10 points ahead of third-placed Bradford.

Despite getting several scoring opportunities, both teams failed to score in the first half. Coventry had several attempts that Wigan’s defense managed to clear, while the hosts lacked accuracy in their final touch.

Three minutes to the one-hour mark, Will Grigg gave Wigan the lead by converting Stephen Warnock’s cross into the net, scoring his 20th league goal of the season.

Grigg failed to complete his brace and double Wigan’s lead as Coventry City’s keeper Reice Charles-Cook saved his penalty in the 66th minute.

The game ended 1-0, allowing the Latics to claim all three points and extend their unbeaten run to 20 games.

Wigan are scheduled to play away against Doncaster Rovers, who are on the brink of relegation, on April 16. The Latics need to achieve two more victories out of their five remaining games to secure a spot in the Championship next season.

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