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Wolves win 3-1 against relegation rival Wigan

Wolves win 3-1 against relegation rival Wigan

Wolverhampton Wanderers eased its relegation fears and increased those of Wigan with a 3-1 win against the Premier League's last-place side on Sunday.
Jamie O'Hara's opener for Wolves was canceled out by Ben Watson before the interval only for Dave Edwards and Stephen Ward to score second-half goals and clinch a victory that lifted their side away from the relegation zone.
"We've been struggling of late and to get three points off our competitors at the bottom is important," Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said. "It's a great result. I think the players go about their jobs in a right and proper manner and they did that again today."
Wolves' first win in nine games moved them up from 17th place but condemned the Latics to an eighth successive loss.
Wigan has just five points from 11 matches and has the league's lowest scoring attack with just seven goals.
O'Hara put Wolves in front with his third goal in the last four games, bundling a cross over the line from close range, before Watson scored from a rebound after goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey saved his penalty kick _ awarded when Stephen Hunt brought down Emmerson Boyce.
Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi, who was named man of the match, made a double save from Hunt and O'Hara at close range but Edwards lashed the loose ball into the net to make it 2-1. Ward then doubled the home side's lead after Edwards and O'Hara had shots blocked.


Updated : 2020-12-02 12:05 GMT+08:00