Wigan Athletic starlets see off Leeds United

Wigan Athletic's Under-23s kicked-off their Premier League Cup campaign in style by coming from behind to beat Leeds United 2-1.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 9:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 9:18 pm
Harry McHugh

Leeds took the lead as a corner from Sean McGurk - signed from Latics over the summer - was headed back across goal by Jeremiah Mullen for Kris Moore to finish.

But the visitors were level on the 10-minute mark when Divin Baningime - who rejoined Latics on a short-term contract just before the game - headed home.

And Harry McHugh - another starlet who gained first-team experience last season - pounced to put Latics ahead on 19 minutes.

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Two saves from Sam Tickle kept Latics in front before the visitors almost extended their advantage at the beginning of the second period.

McHugh hit the bar with a fine effort, with skipper Scott Smith seeing a late strike from distance brilliantly saved by the Leeds goalkeeper.

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