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AFC Bournemouth Vs Wigan Athletic: Summary

Match lineups, substitutions, and a short summary of the game.

Eddie Howe's Bournemouth team beat Wigan Athletic
Eddie Howe's Bournemouth team beat Wigan Athletic
Charlie Crowhurst

AFC Bournemouth Vs Wigan Athletic

Date: Saturday 17th August

Venue: The Goldsands Stadium

Time: 15:00 BST

Referee: Graham Scott

Assistant Referees: Daniel Cook, Richard Martin

Fourth Official: Andrew Laver

Score: 1-0

AFC Bournemouth Line Up

01 Ryan Allsop

02 Simon Francis

03 Steve Cook

14 Richard Harte

22 Elliott Ward

07 Marc Pugh (Tommy Elphick-90’)

08 Harry Arter

16 Shaun MacDonald

20 Ryan Fraser (Wesley Thomas-78’)

09 Lewis Grabban

10 Brett Pitman

Substitutes

25 Darryl Flahaven

05 Tommy Elphick

04 Andrew Surman

23 Donal McDermott

32 Eunan O’Kane

15 Wesley Thomas

29 Jayden Stockley

Wigan Athletic Line Up

01 Scott Carson

03 Stephen Crainey

17 Emmerson Boyce

24 James Perch

25 Leon Barnett

04 James McCarthy

08 Ben Watson

10 Shaun Maloney

16 James McArthur (Callum McManaman-56’)

22 Jean Beausejour (James Mclean-56’)

09 Grant Holt (Marc-Antoine Fortune-65’)

Substitutes

13 Lee Nicholls

07 Chris McCann

11 James McClean

14 Jordi Gomez

18 Roger Espinoza

15 Callum McManaman

32 Marc-Antoine Fortune

This football match was a real reality check for Wigan Athletic as AFC Bournemouth defeated the FA Cup winners 1-0 at the Goldsands Stadium; welcome to the championship Wigan Athletic!

Bournemouth, who were promoted from league one last season, scored their goal after forty three minutes as James Perch passed the ball backwards in to the path of Lewis Grabban who rounded Scott Carson to slot the ball home. The first half was not a great half of football and there were not many chances but Bournemouth came the closest to scoring early on as the ball was cleared from inside the six yard box.

The second half provided much more excitement as Callum McManaman was sent off (rather harshly) for a challenge within five minutes of entering the field of play, Scott Carson saved a penalty from Brett Pitman, and Wigan had the ball cleared off the line late on in the game.

Overall, a decent game but a shock for Wigan as this must have been a game they were looking to win. They were not ambitious enough and paid the price.