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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 Rotherham United 33 +25 61
2 Coventry City 32 +16 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 33 +7 59
4 Sunderland 33 +19 58
5 Portsmouth 32 +16 56
6 Peterborough United 33 +26 55
7 Fleetwood Town 32 +12 55
8 Oxford United 33 +22 54
9 Ipswich Town 33 +13 52
10 Gillingham 33 +9 50
11 Doncaster Rovers 32 +15 48
12 Burton Albion 32 +1 46
13 Bristol Rovers 32 -10 42
14 Blackpool 32 +1 41
15 Lincoln City 34 -3 39
16 Accrington Stanley 33 -5 39
17 Shrewsbury Town 32 -11 38
18 Milton Keynes Dons 33 -10 36
19 Rochdale 32 -17 33
20 AFC Wimbledon 33 -14 31
21 Tranmere Rovers 32 -26 26
22 Southend United 33 -47 16
23 Bolton Wanderers 31 -39 11