REPORT: Wigan Athletic 1 Burton 1

Wigan Athletic remain four points clear of the drop zone - with only two games now to go - after sharing the points with Burton at the DW.

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 8:29 pm
Will Keane celebrates levelling the scores

Latics had an early scare when George Johnston and Jamie Jones got into a muddle, as the former attempted a backpass to the latter.

Thankfully for Latics, Jones was able to get back before the Burton attackers could pounce, at the expense of a corner.

Credit to Burton, they were giving Latics more problems than any side in recent weeks, with Lee Evans and Funso Ojo unable to control the midfield as usual.

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And the visitors took a deserved lead on 16 minutes, with Joe Powell curling a brilliant free-kick over the wall and into the top corner from just outside the box.

Latics gradually got more and more of a foothold in the game, and pulled themselves level on 37 minutes.

Evans won a corner after his cross-shot was touched around the post by the Burton goalkeeper.

And the Wales international's inswinging set-piece was headed home powerfully by Will Keane - in almost identical fashion to his goal at Shrewsbury in midweek.

The second half didn't contain as much goalmouth action, with Ojo seeing a rasping drive blocked by a despairing defender at the three-quarter mark.

Latics had a glorious chance to win it in stoppage-time but, after Joe Dodoo headed down Evans' corner, Johnston lashed his shot high and wide from the penalty spot.

Although Latics are four points clear of fourth-bottom Northampton, third-bottom Rochdale have a game in hand, which could see them climb to within two points of Leam Richardson's men.

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