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Wigan Wigan Athletic vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Duke double beats Crewe

By Richard Jolly.   Last Updated: 19/10/04 10:30pm

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Nathan Ellington scored twice as Championship leaders Wigan beat Crewe 4-1.

Lee McCulloch and Jimmy Bullard also scored for Paul Jewell's side, who are now three points clear of second-place Reading.

Ellington was a threat from the start and drew an outstanding point-blank block from Crewe keeper Ben Williams. Billy Jones then resorted to dragging the striker down and, from Bullard's resulting free kick, McCulloch headed home at the far post.

On 25 minutes, Ellington accelerated away from Richard Walker to meet a David Graham pass and double Wigan's lead with his ninth goal of the season.

Just after half time, he moved into double figures with a powerful shot from the edge of the box after Crewe only half-cleared Graham's cross.

Steve Jones then gave the visitors a lifeline when he volleyed in a pass from captain Kenny Lunt.

But Bullard capped Wigan's win with a 25-yard shot that found the top corner of Williams's net.

 

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1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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