Powell scores 11-minute hat-trick in thrilling Wigan win


Nick Powell’s hat-trick took his goal tally for the season to five

Substitute Nick Powell scored an 11-minute hat-trick as Wigan boosted their Championship survival hopes by coming from 2-0 down to beat Barnsley.

The former Manchester United forward came on in the 66th minute and pulled one back with a free-kick five minutes later before tucking in to level.

He won the game with a penalty after being pushed by Angus MacDonald to leave Wigan four points from safety.

Adam Armstrong had fired the Tykes in front before Ryan Kent’s stunning shot.

Matty James thought he had earned Barnsley a point when he lashed a shot into the net late on, but it was ruled out for a push on Wigan keeper Jakob Haugaard.

More to follow.

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