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25 April 2016

Read what the local and national media had to say about Wigan Athletic v Southend United

Here’s what the local and national media made of Southend United’s 4-1 defeat at table toppers, Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

The Blues found themselves shell-shocked by a rampant Wigan side who charged into a three-goal lead at the break with goals from Chris McCann and a brace from Will Grigg.

Michael Jacobs made it four shortly after the interval which effectively ended the game as a contest before Southend pulled one back from a Craig Morgan own-goal.

SOUTHEND ECHO:

Southend United were brushed aside by table-topping Wigan Athletic at the DW Arena this afternoon, suffering a 4-1 defeat against the Latics.

Blues conceded three goals in the opening 36 minutes and never looked like getting anything from a game which extended their sudden loss of form.

The Shrimpers have now gone five games without a win and have triumphed just three times in their last 15 outings.

In stark contrast, Wigan have now all but secured a return to the Championship.

BBC SPORT:

League One leaders Wigan Athletic thumped Southend United to all-but seal their promotion to the Championship.

The Latics opened the scoring through Chris McCann before Will Grigg added a second after Yanic Wildschut hit the post and Grigg scored the rebound.

Grigg then slotted home for his second and Michael Jacobs fired into the top right-hand corner for Wigan's fourth.

The Seasiders got a goal back when Wigan captain Craig Morgan turned the ball into his own net.


SKY SPORTS:

Goals from Chris McCann, Will Grigg (2) and Michael Jacobs gave Wigan Athletic a 4-1 victory over Southend - and all-but secured their promotion back to the Sky Bet Championship.

The Latics remain three points clear of second-placed Burton but, crucially, nine ahead of Walsall, the only other team that can overhaul them.

But with their vastly-superior goal difference effectively being worth a point, Gary Caldwell's men are there in all but name.


OPPOSITION VIEW:

WIGAN ATHLETIC:

Wigan Athletic all but secured an immediate return to the Sky Bet Championship in style, with a commanding 4-1 victory over Southend United.

Chris McCann’s opener and a Will Grigg brace made it comfortable at the interval, before Michael Jacobs sealed the result with a cool finish in the second half.

The visitors grabbed a late consolation when Craig Morgan unluckily deflected Worrall’s cross into his own net, but the result had long since been assured by that point, and it did little to deter a jubilant home crowd at the DW Stadium.


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