Frantic finish at Wigan

  • Last Updated: March 18 2014, 22:16 GMT

A review of Tuesday's action in the Sky Bet Championship.

Celebrations for Leon Best and Sheffield Wednesday
Celebrations for Leon Best and Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan saw their winning streak brought to an end by relegation-battling Yeovil as they were held to a 3-3 draw following a thrilling finale at the DW Stadium.

Team Score Team
Charlton 1 - 0 Bournemth
Sheff Wed 3 - 0 QPR
Wigan 3 - 3 Yeovil

Despite missing a first-half penalty through Jordi Gomez, Wigan looked on course to record a seventh successive Sky Bet Championship win and ninth in all competitions when Nick Powell put them ahead in the 56th minute.

Position Player Score
1 Leicester 80
2 Burnley 73
3 Derby 63
4 QPR 63
5 Wigan 59
6 N Forest 57
7 Reading 56
8 Brighton 56
9 Ipswich 51
10 Blackburn 49
11 Watford 48
12 Bournemth 46
13 Middlesbro' 45
14 Sheff Wed 45
15 Leeds 44
16 Huddersfld 44
17 Bolton 40
18 Blackpool 38
19 Birmingham 37
20 Doncaster 37
21 Charlton 32
22 Millwall 32
23 Yeovil 30
24 Barnsley 29

However, Yeovil turned the match on its head when Ishmael Miller curled in two left-footed efforts in the 82nd and 85th minutes, taking his tally to four goals in four games and seemingly putting the Glovers within touching distance of a shock upset.

FA Cup semi-finalists Wigan battled back again though and, incredibly, it looked as though they would end up with the three points after all as a strike from James McArthur in the 86th minute was swiftly followed by an own goal from Yeovil defender Byron Webster, leaving them 3-2 up.

There was still another twist in the tale though and, with the match deep into stoppage time, Luke Ayling turned in a corner from virtually on the line to grab a valuable point for Yeovil.

Although they could not grab the victory, Wigan still managed to close the gap on fourth-placed QPR to four points after Harry Redknapp's men crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

QPR were looking to make it three wins in four games but were left with a mountain to climb after defender Richard Dunne was sent off in the 35th minute for bringing down Leon Best in the area, with Chris Maguire slotting home the resulting penalty.

Second-half goals from Best and Lewis Buxton then sealed the win for Wednesday.

Charlton climbed out of the relegation zone after snatching a last-gasp winner against Bournemouth, Dorian Dervite netting the only goal of the game in stoppage time.


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