West Bromwich Albion’s lead on the prime of the Championship was minimize to a degree as Wigan climbed out of the relegation zone with a deserved victory at The Hawthorns.
Sam Morsy drilled house from 12 yards to finish the Baggies’ six-game unbeaten run and earn the in-form Latics a 3rd successive victory.
Wigan might have been in entrance a lot earlier however Gavin Massey’s diving header hit the put up, whereas Albion keeper Sam Johnstone denied Morsy, Joe Williams and Gary Roberts.
Filip Krovinovic twice went shut for an in any other case below-par Baggies, who’ve Leeds United, snug winners at Hull earlier on Saturday, respiration down their necks within the race for the title.
Albion had appeared to place a winter wobble behind them with 5 wins from their earlier six video games however by no means appeared like threatening an equaliser as soon as Egypt midfielder Morsy lashed house from a nook.
Indeed, Wigan ought to have doubled their margin of victory in stoppage time however a clean-through Jamal Lowe was denied by Johnstone one-on-one.
The Baggies keeper was a lot busier than his counterpart though Latics stopper Andy Marshall had produced essential first-half saves to foil Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson.
Krovinovic noticed a volley cleared off the road by Cedric Kipre and later curled simply huge from 20 yards because the Baggies’ cushion to third-placed Fulham was diminished to 6 factors.
Wigan, in the meantime, continued a scarcely plausible turnaround of their away kind, with a fourth victory in 5 on their travels – a run that has seen them win at each Leeds and, now, West Brom.
Paul Cook’s males had taken simply 4 factors from their opening 13 away video games this season, failing to win any, however victory strikes them out of the relegation zone for the primary time in three months and as much as 19th.