Wigan Athletic 1-0 Queens Park Rangers: Kieffer Moore boosts Latics hopes

Kieffer Moore’s goal against QPR was his first for Wigan since February

Crisis club Wigan Athletic boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation punishment for going into administration after overcoming Queens Park Rangers on a night of high emotion at an empty DW Stadium.

While victory lifts them to 15th in the table, eight points and seven places above the bottom three, the looming threat of having a 12-point deduction imposed on them for their off-field troubles effectively means they are five points from safety with four games remaining.

Kieffer Moore gave the beleaguered hosts a much-needed boost and deserved lead just after the half-hour mark, beating Joe Lumley at his near post with a powerfully struck right-foot shot.

Moore should have made it two after the break, but bent his effort narrowly wide after cutting in from the left to create time and space to shoot.

David Marshall ensured the Latics claimed all three vital points by keeping out Ilias Chair in the 60th minute, while Jamal Lowe was denied at the other end moments later.

More to follow.


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