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Dream debut for Slew

13 August 2012

M'voto also on the mark

Jordan Slew had a dream debut for Latics taking less than seven minutes to open his goalscoring account for the club against Sheffield Wednesday at Boundary Park in the first round of the Capital One Cup. 

The 19-year-old striker, signed on a six-month loan from Blackburn Rovers, rounded off a neat passing move. 

Right-back Cliff Byrne released James Wesolowski who fired over a cross from the right which Slew, lurking at the near post, swept his shot low past keeper Chris Kirkland into the far corner. 

Latics doubled their advantage in the 27th minute, though there was controversy about the goal. 

Wednesday claimed a free kick following a challenge by James Tarkowski on Michail Antonio. 

Referee Eddie Ilderton waved play on and Lee Croft broke on the right and crossed to the far post for Jean-Yves M'voto (pictured) to find the net with a bullet header.

Wednesday came close to halving the deficit when a headed flick by substitute Chris O'Grady released Chris Maguire who burst through only to pull his shot narrowly wide. 

Latics received another let off one minute before the break when Lee Croft needlessly fouled Antonio just inside the box. 

There was a reprieve, however, when Slovenian international Nejc Pecnik blazed his spot kick high into the Chaddy Emd. 

Half-time: Latics 2, Sheff Wed 0. 

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