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Match Previews

Wigan Athletic vs Preston North End Match Preview

20 April 2019

North End make just their fifth competitive visit to the DW Stadium this Easter Monday, as they look to take another three points from a local derby.

Ticket News

Ticket Information: Wigan Athletic

20 April 2019

It will be the 45th game between Wigan Athletic and the Lilywhites since they came into the late 1970s, with PNE looking to extend their record of 18 wins to the hosts 12.

The two sides met back in October, with a thumping 4-0 win for PNE, with Callum Robinson grabbing a brace and Tom Barkhuizen and Paul Gallagher also on the scoresheet, in a game where the visitors were reduced to ten men after 56 minutes, following a red card for Darron Gibson for a foul on Ben Pearson.

However, the Latics will be full of confidence going into this one, having once again played with ten men at the weekend, but despite that overcoming promotion-chasing Leeds United at Elland Road, thanks to a Gavin Massey brace either side of half-time, so this should be a entertaining affair.

Ticket Information
Over 2,500 tickets have been sold from North End’s full allocation of 4,240 tickets for our clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday…

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Ref Watch
For our third Lancashire derby of the season, one of the most experienced Championship officials, Andy Madley, will take charge of a North End this Monday, as we travel to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium…

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Memorable Match
Nearly 20 years ago, Michael Jackson scored the winning goal at the then JJB Stadium that set PNE on their way to promotion…

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Opposition View
After a stunning away win at Leeds United at the weekend, Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook said his side could enjoy their weekend and look ahead to entertaining the Lilywhites on Easter Monday…

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Team News
Manager Alex Neil is still likely to be without almost a full team of players for the short Easter Monday trip to face Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium…

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Match Coverage
If you can’t make the trip to the DW Stadium on Easter Monday, don’t worry, we have you covered with every minute of action available through our media channels…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Preston North End manager Alex Neil says that he always makes a very special point of stressing the importance of derby games

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Callum Robinson Preview
After missing four months of the season through injury, three goals in his last two games have seen Callum Robinson climb back to the top of the goalscoring charts at Preston North End…

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Match Reports

Wigan Athletic 2 Preston North End 0

22 April 2019

Ten man Preston North End were undone by goal in each half, as Wigan Athletic took the points at the DW Stadium.

Ryan Ledson was sent off mid-way through the first half for a high-tackle on Kal Naismith, which came in between goals from Leon Clarke and Lee Evans.

The hosts took the lead on 11 minutes in when a ball was played in by Antonee Robinson on the left, and the unchanged Lilywhites missed a chance to clear, playing it into the path of Naismith, who was unmarked in behind the PNE defence, and he had time and space to pull the ball back for an unmarked Clarke to fire home.

But the game changed dramatically on 34 minutes when Ledson given straight red card for foul on Naismith. The No.18 tried to clear high ball, but caught the opposition folder around the shoulder and referee Andy Madley produced an immediate red card, which – unless there was a successful appeal – would see the midfielder miss not just the last two games of the season, but also the first two of next season!

Despite being a man down the best of the chances in the remainder of the half still fell to North End, this in the final minute of three added on, when Joe Rafferty met Paul Gallagher’s right-wing corner, but his powerful header flashes just wide of the right-hand upright.

At the start of the season half the Latics had a great chance to double their lead when former PNE loanee Clarke got in behind the North End backline and got into the box, only for Declan Rudd to make a fine save, with Naismith offside for the rebound, which Rudd had again saved anyway.

Ben Davies was close to an equaliser seven minutes into the second half, as he was free from Gallagher’s corner, only for Clarke to head off the line as the ball was heading for the top right hand corner.

Two more corners followed with Chey Dunkley scrambling the ball away from the last, as the ball ricocheted around in the box; Davies and Daniel Johnson both seeing efforts blocked as the Lilywhites pressed for a goal.

Three minutes later and it was all North End with Fisher driving into the box only to see a shot on target blocked by seemingly Dunkley’s right hand, with only a corner given, the No.2 livid he didn’t get a penalty.

And how Wigan were not then reduced to ten men, only the referee can know Morsy had been booked in the first half and he brought down Maguire who would have been free in the box, but no card was forthcoming. From the free kick Gallagher had a superb shot from an extremely tight angle that forced Christian Walton to dive at full stretch to palm the ball away.

The pressure was incessant from the ten men in green with a fifth corner in the space of seven minutes on the hour mark played back to Gallagher, only for his cross to be blocked.

But despite the pressure the next goal came the way of the home side. The ball came in from substitute Nick Powell on the left and found its way out to Lee Evans whose shot from 15 yards took a deflection that sent it into the roof of the net.

The second goal, that came against the run of play, took the sting out of the game. Two changes by PNE saw Josh Ginnelly and Louis Moult brought on, with Nmecha and Maguire the men to give way.

Some more excellent play from the visitors saw Davies again involved, this time with a clever cross-field ball out to the left to find Moult, who hit a first time lob over Walton, that had the keeper scrmabling backwards, only for the ball to drift just wide of the right-hand post, but it was to remain 2-0.

Wigan Athletic line-up: Walton, Byrne, A Robinson, Morsy (c), Fox, Massey (Powell, 46), James, Naismith (Roberts, 67), Dunkley, L Clarke (Garner, 84), Evans. Subs not used: Evans, Gibson, Windass, Olsson.

PNE line-up: Rudd, Rafferty, Fisher, Ledson, Storey, Davies, Gallagher (c), Johnson, Nmecha (Ginnelly, 77), Maguire (Moult, 77), Robinson. Subs not used: Ripley, Earl, Stockley, Huntington, O’Reilly.

Attendance: 12,496 (2,891 PNE fans)

Referee: Mr A Madley

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Wigan Athletic

20 April 2019

Over 2,500 tickets have been sold from North End’s full allocation of 4,240 tickets for our clash with Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium on Easter Monday.

First Team News

Ref Watch: Wigan Athletic

20 April 2019

And tickets are only on sale on Saturday, at Deepdale, until 4pm. The ticket office is open from 9am on Saturday until 5pm and you can purchase in person, over the phone on 0344 856 1966 or online at MyPNE.Com – online sales close at 1pm.

All supporters collecting tickets from Deepdale will need to do so before 4pm on Saturday, otherwise the tickets will be sent to the DW Stadium, to be collected on the day.

The Latics will be selling to Lilywhites supporters on Monday from turnstile P. This is cash only and there is no price increase on the day. Supporters collecting tickets can do so from window ‘nine’ at the west stand ticket office.

The Preston North End ticket office will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

The game, a 3pm kick-off on Monday 22nd April, sees the tickets allocated in the North Stand which is behind the goal.

The Latics have given the club strict selling order for the tickets, with blocks NS2 and NS6 ideally suited to families as they have easier access to both refreshments and toilets. Therefore priority will be given to families and groups with children within these blocks.

Prices are as follows: Adults £30, seniors (aged 65 and above) £15, U18s £10, U11s £5, U5s £2.

First Team News

Memorable Match: Wigan Athletic

20 April 2019

We have also received 14 pairs of tickets for those supporters in a wheelchair and unable to transfer to a stand seat. These are located on the raised platforms within the North Stand.

Ambulant supporter tickets are taken from the standard allocation. Wigan Athletic have informed us that rows M and N are nearest the vomitories and have fewest steps from vomitory to seat.

Prices for both wheelchair and ambulant tickets are as above with the carer ticket free of charge.

Double decker buses will leave both Deepdale and Leyland at 1pm, with tickets priced at £5 per person – these again must be booked online before 1pm on Saturday or by 5pm on Saturday in person.

Click here to access a copy of the Latics' Visiting Fans Guide

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