REPORT: Doncaster 1 Wigan Athletic 4

Wigan Athletic are now only a single point adrift of League One safety after a crushing 4-1 victory at Doncaster.

Saturday, 10th April 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 11th April 2021, 1:18 pm
Lee Evans in action at Doncaster

Leam Richardson's men were two goals to the good inside 15 minutes, with Joe Dodoo smashing into the top corner from the edge of the box and Thelo Aasgaard slotting home from a right-wing corner.

The visitors thought they were in again when Rovers goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe appeared to have carried the ball outside his area, only for the referee to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Balcombe made use of his let-off when he produced a breathtaking left-handed save to deny Will Keane a third, but the respite was only temporary.

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Again Keane was involved, and this time he fed Viv Solomon-Otabor, who slotted home on 33 minutes.

Wigan's superiority was such Doncaster were forced into making a double save with eight minutes of the first half still remaining.

And the home side grabbed themselves a lifeline seconds before the whistle, when Taylor Richards fired into the top corner of Jamie Jones' net.

Latics were indebted to their goalkeeper for making a couple of vital saves at the beginning of the second half, which could have turned the game on its head.

And Latics gradually regained control of the game, with Aasgaard seeing a goalbound shot blocked before the visitors rounded off the scoring.

Dan Gardner - on for Solomon-Otabor - fed Dodoo who set up Keane, who got the last touch to register his first goal in 15 matches.

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