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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 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
4 Oxford United 35 +24 60
5 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
6 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
7 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
8 Sunderland 36 +16 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Gillingham 35 +8 51
11 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
16 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Rochdale 34 -18 36
19 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14