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Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Wigan Athletic: Latics promoted as League One champions

Wigan Athletic players celebrate Max Power's first-half goal against Shrewsbury
Max Power’s first-half strike was his first goal since scoring against Doncaster on 15 January

Will Keane scored twice as Wigan Athletic secured promotion to the Championship and the League One title with a clinical victory over Shrewsbury.

The Latics only had to draw to be sure of returning to the second tier, but needed three points to be certain of going up as champions.

An anxious final day was in prospect having wasted two previous chances to seal promotion.

However, Max Power’s tap-in just before the break settled the nerves and Keane’s penalty and calm finish wrapped up victory for a side who were just a point away from relegation last season.

Wigan’s return to the second tier of English football comes two years after they dropped out of the Championship following a points penalty for going into administration.

More to follow.

  • Line-ups
  • Match Stats
  • Live Text

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Marosi
  • 5Pennington
  • 33Flanagan
  • 6Pierre
  • 22Daniels
  • 10VelaBooked at 61mins
  • 8Fornah
  • 3LeahyBooked at 90mins
  • 23NurseSubstituted forWhalleyat 86′minutes
  • 12BowmanSubstituted forJannehat 90+2′minutes
  • 11UdohSubstituted forBloxhamat 88′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Whalley
  • 13Burgoyne
  • 18Bloxham
  • 19Caton
  • 27Craig
  • 28Janneh
  • 29Barlow

Wigan

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 12Amos
  • 15Kerr
  • 5Whatmough
  • 2Watts
  • 4Naylor
  • 27Darikwa
  • 8Power
  • 6Cousins
  • 23McCleanSubstituted forBennettat 68′minutes
  • 19Lang
  • 10Keane

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 7Edwards
  • 11Massey
  • 18Shinnie
  • 21Bennett
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 39Humphrys
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
8,369

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home19
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Wigan Athletic 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Wigan Athletic 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Bennett with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

  5. Booking

    Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Saikou Janneh replaces Ryan Bowman.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cousins (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Lang.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  11. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Bloxham (Shrewsbury Town).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bloxham replaces Daniel Udoh.

  14. Post update

    Jason Kerr (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Bowman (Shrewsbury Town).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces George Nurse.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Jordan Cousins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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