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Northampton 1-1 Wigan: Magennis lands Latics a precious point
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Josh Magennis netted for Wigan (Martin Rickett/PA)
Josh Magennis netted for Wigan (Martin Rickett/PA)

Josh Magennis’ second-half strike secured a precious point on the road for Wigan as they drew 1-1 at in-form Northampton.

The veteran striker netted from close range in the 64th minute to cancel out Cobblers top scorer Sam Hoskins’ 16th-minute penalty.

Wigan dominated possession in the early stages, and wasted a great chance to score when Jordan Jones blasted over from 15 yards, but they found themselves behind after 16 minutes.

Kieron Bowie seized on a loose pass 25 yards out, and ran straight in on goal, only to be upended by goalkeeper Sam Tickle for a clear penalty.

Hoskins stepped up and slotted home to put the Cobblers ahead.

Wigan pressed for an equaliser, and should have got one on the stroke of half-time, but Liam Morrison’s free header from five yards out was blocked on the line by his own player, Magennis.

The visitors piled on the pressure in the second half as they battled to get back in the game, and they got their reward after 64 minutes when Magennis poked home from close range after a driving run from Martial Godo had set up the chance.

Goalmouth action was limited after the equaliser, with the Cobblers going closest to snatching a winner through Mitch Pinnock late on, but his shot from 20 yards out flew wide.


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