League One round-up: Wigan return to top spot after Portsmouth hammer Sunderland; Wycombe win seven-goal thriller

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Wigan go to the summit

Wigan are back at the top of League 1 after a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.

The first half saw few chances for both sides with the Latics’ best chance coming from a Callum Lang free-kick which was easily saved by Jamie Cumming.

Gillingham came close to opening the scoring but Ben Amos was alert to deny efforts from Danny Lloyd and John Akinde.

The Gills picked up where they left off in the second half with Akinde again being denied by Amos to keep the score level.

Max Power finally broke the deadlock for Wigan on the 63rd minute as he headed in from a James McClean free-kick.

Will Keane then ensured the victory in the 82nd minute with a neat finish into the bottom corner.

Amos then denied shots from Gerald Sithole and Robbie Mckenzie to keep his clean sheet and victory for Wigan.


Sunderland suffer heavy defeat

The Black Cats went into the weekend top of the division. However, they suffered a 4-0 defeat on the road at a wet and windy Fratton Park.

Marcus Harness gave the home side the lead in the 19th minute with a deflected shot.

Captain Lee Brown then made it 2-0 from close range.

John Marquis scored to make it 3-0 just before half-time as he turned in a free-kick from Ronan Curtis.

Marquis then doubled his tally for the day at the second time of asking after his initial effort was saved by Ron-Thorben Hoffmann but fell back to the striker to seal the 4-0 rout. 

Lee Johnson protested that the pitch was waterlogged and should have been called off but it was not and Danny Cowley had the side that adjusted to the conditions the best.

Aiden O’Brien of Sunderland tries to run with the ball in heavy rain during the Sky Bet League One match between Portsmouth and Sunderland at Fratton Park. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

Seven goals in thrilling Wycombe game

The game of the day came at Adams Park where Wycombe came from 2-0 down to secure a 4-3 win in an action-packed tie with Morecambe.

Morecambe started the brighter of the two sides and Alfie McCalmont gave them the lead in the fourth minute with a strike from the edge of the box. Adam Phillips then doubled their lead in the 26th minute. 

Wycombe started well in the second half and scored early as Daryl Hogan’s long range effort went through the hands of Kyle Letheren. The Chairboys were then level as a header from Welsh international Sam Vokes hit the back of the net. 

Joe Jacobson’s goal direct from his corner put the home side in front despite protests there was a foul on the Morecambe goalkeeper.

The Shrimps then levelled in the 80th minute as a deflected effort from Jonah Ayunga beat David Stockdale.

But Curtis Thompson sparked delirious scenes as he sealed the points for Wycombe with a stoppage time strike. 


Other results

Accrington Stanley beat Ipswich Town 2-1 thanks to a late winner from Harry Pell. The result puts an end to four games without a win for John Coleman’s side.

AFC Wimbledon denied Burton two wins on the bounce as Luke McCormick’s 90th minute goal secured a point for Mark Robinson’s side. 

Shrewsbury Town remain in the bottom four after suffering a 2-1 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in a game that included Wanderers midfielder Antoni Sarcevic scoring and conceding a penalty.

Second half goals from Will Grigg and Rarmani Edmonds-Gree helped Rotherham beat Cheltenham 2-0

Cambridge United came from 2-0 down at half time to claim a 2-2 draw at Crewe.  Adam May levelled the scores with a strike in stoppage time.

Tiago Cukur’s first senior goal was enough for Doncaster Rovers to claim a badly needed 2-1 victory over MK Dons.

Charlton put an end to a run of six games without a win with a 2-1 victory over Fleetwood Town. Jaydon Stockley smashed in the winning goal for Nigel Adkins’ side.

Anthony Scully’s late penalty rescued a point for Lincoln against Plymouth Argyle.

A stoppage-time goal from James Henry secured a 2-1 victory for Oxford against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.


How it stands

Wigan lead the way after Sunderland were hammered at Fratton Park. MK Dons surprise defeat at Doncaster saw them drop to sixth in the table, while Donny are now three points from safety.

Charlton’s win pushes them up to 21st, but they’re still a point and a place away from trouble.

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