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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Nick Powell (26')
  • Cheyenne Dunkley (50')

Latics see off Shakers to strengthen promotion bid

Wigan won 2-0 at rock-bottom Bury to move back into Sky Bet League One's automatic promotion places.
Nick Powell scored his 13th goal of the season on 26 minutes before Che Dunkley doubled the Latics' lead in the 50th minute.
And Wigan comfortably saw out their third straight victory, leaving Bury 10 points from safety with eight games left.
The hosts actually had the better of the opening stages as Nathan Cameron glanced Jay O'Shea's corner wide.
Stephen Dawson then sidefooted over before O'Shea blazed over from a 20-yard free-kick.
But Latics took the lead against the run of play as Ryan Colclough found Michael Jacobs in the inside-left channel and his cut-back was swept in by Powell.
Jacobs then had an effort cleared off the line while Neil Danns forced a fine save from Wigan keeper Christian Walton.
Max Power and Jay Fulton went close for the Latics and, just after half-time, Dunkley rose highest at the back post to head home from Power's corner.
O'Shea then tested Walton before Ryan Cooney and Danny Mayor fired over as Bury suffered their third straight defeat.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 11 +16 27
2 Wycombe Wanderers 12 +8 23
3 Peterborough United 12 +13 21
4 Bristol Rovers 12 +3 21
5 Fleetwood Town 11 +6 20
6 Blackpool 13 +2 20
7 Coventry City 12 +1 20
8 Oxford United 13 +10 19
9 Sunderland 11 +2 19
10 Rotherham United 11 +8 18
11 Doncaster Rovers 11 0 16
12 Lincoln City 13 -2 16
13 Shrewsbury Town 11 -3 16
14 Burton Albion 10 +5 15
15 Gillingham 12 +3 14
16 Portsmouth 10 +1 13
17 Rochdale 12 -7 13
18 Tranmere Rovers 12 -5 12
19 Milton Keynes Dons 12 -7 12
20 Accrington Stanley 12 -6 11
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 -6 9
22 Southend United 12 -19 4
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 -23 -8