REPORT: Wigan Athletic 3 MK Dons 0

Wigan Athletic are now only a single point from safety after crushing MK Dons 3-0 at the DW.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 7th March 2021, 10:18 am
George Johnston celebrates his opening goal
George Johnston celebrates his opening goal

Right from the off, Latics were on their game at both ends of the field.

And the only downside at the interval was that they only led by George Johnston's cool header midway through the half, after good work down the left from Viv Solomon-Otabor.

Callum Lang settled a few nerves when he doubled the lead on 64 minutes, with a bullet header off Gavin Massey's cross.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

And Joe Dodoo opened his Wigan account from close range with 20 minutes to go, after Solomon-Otabor laid it on a plate for him.

At the other end, Latics rode their luck at times, with Harry Darling and Scott Fraser hitting the woodwork in either half.

But anything other than a home win - Wigan's first in three months - would have been a travesty after one of the best performances of the campaign.

Latics climb to second-bottom of the table, but are now only a point behind fifth-bottom Swindon - who visit the DW on the final day.

Get 20% off our sports subscription package and stay up to date with all the latest Wigan Athletic news with a year’s subscription to WiganToday for less than 9p a day. Use promo code TRANSFER20