REPORT: FT Plymouth 0 Wigan Athletic 2

Wigan Athletic are out of the League One relegation zone for the first time since Halloween after goals from Viv Solomon-Otabor and Curtis Tilt gave them a 2-0 victory at Plymouth.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 10:41 am
Viv Solomon-Otabor celebrates with the Latics bench after opening the scoring

The home side hit the woodwork on THREE occasions, but Latics controlled the majority of the game - and took their chances when it mattered.

Latics were quickly out of the traps with Callum Lang volleying the ball wide from a decent position.

But the next attack did bring about the opening goal, with Gavin Massey's cross being lashed into the roof of the net by Solomon-Otabor.

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It was almost 2-0 to the visitors shortly after when Lang raced clean through, only to see his shot saved by the legs of the goalkeeper.

The rebound rolled out to Solomon-Otabor, who fired just over the top from 15 yards.

Latics had a scare when Welsh starlet Luke Jephcott rifled against the crossbar.

And the home side came even closer to scoring with an incredible 10 seconds of action.

First, Tilt deflected a cross onto his own post, before clearing the rebound from Niall Ennis off his own line.

Jamie Jones made a great save from ex-Wigan midfielder Lewis Macleod, before Ennis following up somehow missed an open goal.

Latics were more than riding their luck at the point, but crucially doubled their advantage on 32 minutes in devastating fashion.

Tendayi Darikwa sent over the cross from the right, and Tilt got the wrong side of the defender before planting a header into the corner of the net.

Latics goalkeeper Jones was required to make a couple of hugely important saves in the second period to keep his side in front, Ryan Hardie and Dannny Mayor the men denied.

And Plymouth knew it wasn't to be their night when substitute Adam Lewis curled a free-kick round the wall in the closing stages - but against the outside of the post.

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