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HEAD TO HEAD: Wigan v Coventry - The Latics narrowly edge the record in the history of the tie with the Sky Blues

7 April 2016

The Sky Blues look to do the double over Wigan for the first time in the 15-year history of the fixture...

Coventry City and Wigan Athletic have a relatively modest history, having only met five times during league competition and twice during FA Cup encounters. 

The first meeting of the two clubs happened in the 1990/91 season, when a 1-1 draw at Highfield Road forced a replay back at Wigan’s DW Stadium and resulted in a narrow 1-0 City victory. 

The most recent meeting also fell in favour of the Sky Blues, as 19-goal striker Adam Armstrong opened his scoring account for 2015/16 with a stylish double against the Latics on day one of the League One season.

Mowbray’s men began the season with a bang and cruised to a 2-0 victory over now-table toppers Wigan in front of a 13,000 strong crowd. 

The game was an unwelcome start to Wigan’s League One campaign, in their first taste of third tier football since the 1996/97 season. Wigan had been a permanent fixture of the Premier League era since 2005/06, before dropping to the Championship in 2013/14 and in to League One for the 2015/16 season. 

There have been two draws played out between the Sky Blues and Wigan, with Coventry also winning twice and Wigan just edging the record with three wins. 

With League One standings looking decidedly in Gary Caldwell's favour, it could be up to Coventry City to cause an upset and set the all time record at level pegging. 

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