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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Michael Jacobs (56')

Michael Jacobs gives high-flying Wigan victory over Northampton

Michael Jacobs popped up with the only goal as Wigan Athletic beat Northampton 1-0 to move up to second place in Sky Bet League One.
Jacobs, a Northampton lad who started his career with the Cobblers, rifled home a beauty from 30 yards just after half-time to settle a clash that the home side should have won more comfortably.
Despite dominating for the majority, Wigan couldn't find further goals, and were almost made to pay by a former player of their own.
However, centre-back Leon Barnett, who joined the Cobblers over the summer, saw his close-range effort superbly saved by Jamie Jones in the Wigan goal.
Sam Morsy came close to doubling the lead in stoppage-time but, after rounding the goalkeeper, his shot hit the far post and rolled across the goal-line before being cleared.
Gavin Massey also came close to scoring for Wigan, who have now won three matches without conceding a goal since suffering their only league defeat so far at table-topping Shrewsbury earlier this month.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Wigan Athletic 13 +18 31
2 Shrewsbury Town 13 +10 31
3 Bradford City 13 +7 26
4 Rotherham United 13 +11 24
5 Charlton Athletic 12 +5 23
6 Oxford United 13 +8 21
7 Peterborough United 12 +4 20
8 Portsmouth 13 +4 20
9 Fleetwood Town 12 +1 20
10 Blackburn Rovers 11 +6 19
11 Blackpool 12 +3 19
12 Scunthorpe United 13 +3 19
13 Bristol Rovers 13 -1 18
14 Milton Keynes Dons 13 -5 17
15 Southend United 13 -8 16
16 Walsall 13 -5 15
17 Oldham Athletic 12 -8 13
18 Doncaster Rovers 13 -1 12
19 Bury 12 -3 12
20 Rochdale 13 -4 12
21 AFC Wimbledon 13 -8 12
22 Gillingham 13 -9 10
23 Northampton Town 13 -15 8
24 Plymouth Argyle 13 -13 6

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