Photography by Jon Enoch

League One, February 10 2018

Southend United 3
  • Turner (3)
  • Fortuné (36)
  • Kightly (83)
Wigan Athletic 1
  • Vaughan (67)

League One leaders Wigan Athletic had the longest unbeaten run in the division (11 games) when they arrived at Roots Hall, presenting Southend United manager Chris Powell with his biggest test since taking the reins at the end of January. An early goal from Michael Turner gave the home side the perfect start, before former Wigan striker Marc-Antoine Fortuné ensured Southend took a two-goal lead in to half-time. Wigan briefly threatened a comeback with a goal midway through the second half, but Michael Kightly scored Southend’s third late on, to put Powell in the history books as the first permanent Southend manager to win his first three games in charge. In this exclusive feature with The Coaches’ Voice, he explains the tactics that inspired the victory.

Starting teams and formations

Chris Powell

First taste

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Gareth Southgate

Mr Nice Guy

England manager Gareth Southgate on why being 'nice' is no barrier to success
Gavin Rose

Playground Politics

Dulwich Hamlet manager Gavin Rose on fighting to win on and off the pitch