Wigan Athletic 0 Sunderland 3: Story of the day after Bailey Wright goal and two Ross Stewart penalties in Alex Neil's first win

Sunderland claimed a huge 3-0 win over a high-flying Wigan side at the DW Stadium.

Monday, 28th February 2022, 7:53 am

The Black Cats had won just one of their last ten matches but took the lead in the second minute when Bailey Wright headed home Alex Pritchard’s free-kick.

Two penalties from Ross Stewart then gave Alex Neil his first win as Sunderland boss against a side which sit second in the League One table.

Here’s how the game played out:

Wigan Athletic 0 Sunderland 3.

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LIVE: Wigan Athletic 0 Sunderland 3 (Wright, 2) (Stewart, 38, 87)

Last updated: Saturday, 26 February, 2022, 19:03

  • Sunderland XI: Patterson, Winchester, Wright, Xhemajli, Cirkin, Matete, Evans, Gooch, Embleton (Clarke, 78), Pritchard (Neil, 82), Stewart
  • Subs: Hoffmann, Hume, Neil, Dajaku, Neil, Roberts, Defoe
  • Wigan XI: Amos, Darikwa, Whatmough, Tilt, McClean, Naylor, Power, Lang, Edwards (Shinnie, 69), Magennis (Humphrys, 60)
  • Subs: Jones, Watts, Massey, Bennett, Rea, Shinnie, Humphrys

Reaction from Alex Neil

Thoughts from the DW Stadium

Full-Time: Wigan 0 Sunderland 3

90+4’ Chants from the away end

No one is leaving early today.

‘Sunderland Til I Die’ chant the travelling fans.

They have enjoyed their day.

Eight minutes added time!


Stewart sends Amos the wrong way again, this time converting low to the keeper’s left.


87’ Penalty Sunderland!

Naylor is booked for a foul on Clarke

The Wigan players are getting more frustrated.

The resulting free-kick was taken by Clarke and forced Amos into a low save.

82’ Dan Neil replaces Pritchard

Now Xhemajli has gone down.

The home fans aren’t happy.

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