Latics unbeaten run comes to an end – Doncaster Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Will Grigg Wigan Athletic

Will Grigg scored his 24th goal of the season

Wigan Athletic’s title hopes received a setback as they lost 3-1 at relegation threatened Doncaster Rovers.

Latics 20-game unbeaten run came to end with a below par performance at the Keepmoat.

Will Grigg scored his 24th goal of the season to give the Latics a half time lead but they never got into their stride and Rovers scored three in the second period.

Rovers equalised on 50 minutes through a Andy Butler header and the centre back gave them the lead four minutes later with another header.

There were plenty of chances created and missed at both ends before Rovers sealed the three points with two minutes remaining. Gary McSheffrey broke free and was tripped in the penalty area by David Perkins.

The Latics midfielder was given a straight red card and Andy Williams converted the spot kick to give Rovers a surprise first win in 18 games.

Latics remain three points clear at the top of the table but Tuesday’s fixture at Burton Albion now has greater significance with both teams battling for the title.

 

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