Hull City 3-1 Wigan Athletic: Points secure for Hull City as they ease past Wigan Athletic 3-1

Gregor Rioch's team suffered an away defeat to Hull City at Kcom Stadium
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Hull City defeat Wigan Athletic 3-1 on Saturday at Kcom Stadium. Hull City were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 2-1 victory against Lincoln City. Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, were unable to beat Burton Albion in a 1-1 draw. As the table looks today, Hull City and Wigan Athletic are 1st, (89 points) and 20th, (48 points), in the table respectively, after 45 matches.

Hull City started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Keane Lewis Potter giving Hull City the lead, 17 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as an equalizer from Joe Dodoo in the 19th minute, brought Wigan Athletic level. Hull City in turn, then responded at the 22 minute mark increasing their lead with an effort from George Honeyman, finalising the first half 2-1.

Hull City continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Josh Magennis finding the net at the 66 minute mark. The game ended with a 3-1 home victory.

For Hull City, Regan Slater, Gavin Whyte, Tom Eaves and Dan Crowley, came on for Richard Smallwood, Josh Magennis, Mallik Wilks and George Honeyman. Wigan Athletic brought on Kyle Joseph, Thelo Aasgaard, Dan Gardner, Zach Clough and Jamie Proctor, to replace Viv Solomon-Otabor, Callum Lang, Will Keane, Funso Ojo and Joe Dodoo.

There were bookings for Richard Smallwood and George Honeyman from Hull City, and Callum Lang and Joe Dodoo, for Wigan Athletic.

Hull City will next travel to Charlton Athletic, while Wigan Athletic will face Swindon Town at home.

Technical card:
Hull City: Keane Lewis Potter, George Honeyman (Dan Crowley, min.79), Richard Smallwood (Regan Slater, min.58), Josh Magennis (Gavin Whyte, min.67) and Mallik Wilks (Tom Eaves, min.79)
Wigan Athletic: Joe Dodoo (Jamie Proctor, min.84), Callum Lang (Thelo Aasgaard, min.80), Viv Solomon-Otabor (Kyle Joseph, min.76), Will Keane (Dan Gardner, min.80) and Funso Ojo (Zach Clough, min.84)
Stadium: Kcom Stadium
Goals: Keane Lewis Potter (1-0, min. 17), Joe Dodoo (1-1, min. 19), George Honeyman (2-1, min. 22) and Josh Magennis (3-1, min. 66)

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