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Sullay Kaikai's Cambridge United Secures a 3-1 Victory Over Wigan Athletic

Cambridge United celebrated their second consecutive triumph over the Easter Weekend, achieving a 3-1 victory against Wigan Athletic at the Cledara Abbey Stadium.

Gassan Ahadme showcased his impressive scoring prowess once again by netting a double, putting Cambridge United in control by the hour mark. Wigan managed to narrow the gap with a goal of their own, but Cambridge United sealed the victory with a stunning free-kick from Danny Andrew, bolstering their hopes for survival.

Manager Garry Monk implemented a strategic change from the winning lineup against Barnsley, substituting Gassan Ahadme into the starting eleven in place of the injured Lyle Taylor.

Ahadme's inclusion had an immediate positive impact, as he found the net for the second consecutive game just ten minutes into the match, expertly converting Brophy's cross.

This early breakthrough set the tone for Cambridge United as they sought consecutive victories for the first time since December.

Cambridge United maintained control throughout much of the first half, effectively stifling Wigan's attempts to create meaningful chances.

A well-taken free-kick by Andrew came close to doubling the lead, narrowly missing the near-post.

Despite a penalty scare awarded to Wigan following an altercation between Cousins and Magnenis, Will Mannion's crucial spot-kick save ensured Cambridge United entered halftime with their lead intact.

Wigan made tactical adjustments at halftime, applying pressure on Cambridge United's defense, but Cambridge remained resolute. Ahadme doubled his tally on 58 minutes, capitalizing on Kaikai's precise cross to extend Cambridge United's lead.

However, Wigan retaliated through Martial Godo's finish after a long pass forward, briefly unsettling the home fans.

Cambridge United remained composed, managing the game's final stages with confidence.

The victory was sealed with five minutes remaining, as Danny Andrew's magnificent free-kick found the net, securing all three points for Cambridge United.

With this result, Cambridge United now holds a six-point advantage over the relegation zone with six games left to play.


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