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Delight for Cook as Latics win

Paul Cook ending a busy week with 3 crucial points

Inspired by new boy Leon Clarke, Wigan Athletic got back to winning ways at the DW Stadium with a 2-1 win against QPR.

After a week which saw Wigan lose a quality striker in the form of Will Grigg, it was veteran Clarke who filled the gap perfectly with an assist and a goal on his second debut for the club.

Wigan started brightly and deservedly took the lead on 10 minutes, when the deadline day signing from Sheffield United sent Josh Windass clear, who coolly slotted his shot past Rangers' keeper Joe Lumley..

The home side doubled their lead 10 minutes into the second half, as Clarke got on the end of a Michael Jacobs cross, rounding off a slick Latics move.

Steve McClaren's side made it a nervy final 15 minutes when Osayi Samuel's 20 yard shot deflected in off Cedric Kipre, and moments later Toni Leistner hit the cross bar from a Luke Freeman free kick.

Here's manager Paul Cook. 

Man of the moment Leon Clarke spoke to us at full time. 

Fellow new signing Danny Fox. 

 

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