Wigan 1-1 Burton: Joe Powell earns Brewers point as League One status secured

Saturday 24 April 2021 17:44, UK

Burton secured their spot in Sky Bet League One for another year and Wigan took another step towards safety after a 1-1 draw at the DW Stadium.

The visitors took the lead after 16 minutes when Joe Powell curled a brilliant free-kick over the Wigan wall.

But Wigan raised their game and were back in it eight minutes before half-time, when Lee Evans’ corner was headed home by the in-form Will Keane.

In a game of little goalmouth action, one more goal was always likely to prove to be the winner.

But Wigan goalkeeper Jamie Jones hardly had to make a save worthy of the name.

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At the other end, on-loan Aberdeen midfielder Funso Ojo smashed a goalbound effort straight at a Burton defender.

Then, in stoppage time, an Evans corner was headed down by Joe Dodoo into the path of George Johnston. But from the penalty spot, the on-loan Feyenoord defender lashed his effort high and wide of the target.

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