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Marc Albrighton goes down against Huddersfield

Marc Albrighton goes down against Huddersfield

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NICK Powell’s fifth goal of the season gave Latics a vital victory over Huddersfield.

The on-loan Manchester United man was on hand to secure the points at the start of the second period with a cracking finish.

Earlier Leon Barnett had given Latics an early lead, before Oliver Norwood levelled on the stroke of half-time.

It was Wigan’s first win in five matches, and keeps them in touch with the Championship pace-setters.

Latics: Nicholls; Boyce, Shotton, Barnett, Perch; Watson, McCann; Gomez, Powell, McManaman; Fortune.

Subs: Pollitt, Crainey, McArthur, Espinoza, McClean (for McManaman, 78), Albrighton (for Gomez, 59), Holt (for Fortune, 74).

Huddersfield: Smithies; Richards, Clarke, Lynch, Dixon; Hammill, Southern, Hogg, Norwood, Ward; Stead.

Subs: Bennett, Woods, Scannell (for Hammill, 62), Gobern (for Hogg, 40), Wallace, Carr (for Southern,74), Holmes.

Referee: Tony Harrington.

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