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Wigan score latest goal in EFL history as injury to referee leads to 20 minutes of stoppage time

Wigan Athletic score the latest goal in EFL history as an injury to the referee injury leads to 20 minutes of stoppage time.

The Latics scored what is believed to be the latest recorded goal in the history of the EFL, sealing victory over Wycombe Wanderers at the end of 20 added minutes.

Just days earlier, Oli McBurnie got Sheffield United’s an equaliser against West Ham in the 102nd minute on the clock, which set a new Premier League record.

But it seems Wigan left it much late with Charlie Hughes making it an away day to forget for Wycombe in the 110th minute.

A delay saw referee Adam Herczeg colliding with a Wigan and Wycombe player, leading to an injury 10 minutes into the second half.

The game resumed, with the board showing the added time at the end of the game, a minimum of 19 minutes, with an additional minute right at the end seeing Hughes finding the net.

Referee Adam Herczeg was somehow sandwiched in between players, with the delay lasting around 20 minutes, before a qualified official was found in the stands take over fourth official duties in turn.

He was unable to continue having taken a blow to the head with fourth official Steven Rushton taking over.

After the restart, Wycombe thought they had gone in front, when Luke Leahy watched his deflected effort go in off Kieran Sadlier, with a massive deflection doing for Sam Tickle only for the flag to go up for offside.

Right at the end, Wigan sent a free-kick in from deep, Wycombe couldn’t clear, Callum McManaman crossed in with it meeting Hughes who sent his volley into the back of the net, coming on 19 minutes and 50 seconds.

The three points were enough to lift Wigan into the top half of League One, while Wycombe stay 17th, four points clear of the relegation zone.

Speaking to Latics TV, Maloney said: “It is a huge win for us again.

“After the Reading victory, we had to go again, and it was a difficult match. We tried to be as creative as we could and control the ball, and Wycombe are really dangerous.

“We had to try and keep the ball, and the credit goes to the players. I thought the players were brilliant and they persevered.

“I’ve been involved at this Club where we’ve had games like this, and I thought the players and fans were brilliant.

“I know the fans have to stay patient and a lot understand the DNA we are trying to bring back.

“Sometimes we get it right in the final third, sometimes we don’t. I heard the fans supporting us when we really needed them, and I thought the players were brilliant tonight in a difficult match.”

Charlie Hughes said: “It was a tough game.

“At the end, Callum McManaman did what he does best, and luckily I was on the end of his cross.

“I was honestly just trying to get on the end of it, and make something of it, and the technique took over, and it ended up in the back of the net.

“It was a last-minute winner and a great feeling for me and the team. It was a bit of a relief because we deserved the three points.

“We defended well, and (Sam) Tickle made some great saves. At the other end of the pitch, we had some great chances and had luck on our side tonight to get the three points, so we’re happy.”

This is how fans reacted on social media as Wigan score the latest goal in EFL history as an injury to the referee leads to 20 minutes of stoppage time…

@craigvernazza: One hundred and tenth minute winners on a Tuesday night 🤣😮‍💨

@Chris_L95: A game where a volley by a center back in the 110th minute wasn’t the maddest thing about it

@Wigantaz: Get in there boys fought till the end and never gave up.

@rimmington01: CHARLIE FUCKING HUGHES. GET IN. made the 109 minutes of shite worth it in end. Take another win. #wafc

@WiganTours: Worth the wait? 😉

@darrylkay10: One of worst games of football I’ve ever watched, then Charlie Hughes rockets one in bottom right hand corner in 20th minute of injury time 😁 #upthemtics

@kiankerr19_: The typical wigan way , get the fuck in #wafc

@KAI_B0SH: HAHAHAHA HOW THE FUCK HAVE WE MANAGED THAT. Awful game of football, rescued by the brilliance of a couple of proper Tics men. Can’t say we deserved it, but fuck me does it feel good to get it. Someone give Hughes the armband permanently, NOW #wafc

@MickDavis5: Love it ! There’s probably people who left on 89 mins that were home in bed when that was scored 😂

@_AdamWilcock_: Another terrible game of footy, even worse than the Reading game but fuck me you can’t be a 110th minute winner can you. Charlie Hughes mate what a special player 💙

@deb_chap: Why always Wigan causing a drama!!! #wafc #EFL #LeagueOne

@MWAFCDW: 90+20 no fucking way 😭😭😭

@Jamie_derby99: And that is why you turn up and stay till the end! Up them Tics!! 🔵⚪️ #wafc

@PillingAnthony: I’ve genuinely aged about another 15 years in the last two hours. Some boy #wafc

@tommowalkerrr: Imagine you go to Wigan away on a Tuesday night to watch your side concede a goal in the 110th minute ffs, safe journey back chaps

@mattj_362: JJB Heritage 🤣🤣🤣 fucking superb

@nathanKennedy_: Best centre half in the league, please don’t leave

@faz3307: i am actually in love with this man #wafc

@Hitchmough97: That was some goal! What a feeling that was 😍 up them fucking tics #wafc

@jamesduffy2: What have we just witnessed 😂 what a club!

@H7latics: This man is unreal #wafc

@billynewton123: Stick him upfront next week because that was sublime

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