Two-goal striker in­spires de­feat of luck­less Wi­gan

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And the Cher­ries added their sec­ond three min­utes later when Ker­mor­gant robbed Chris McCann jus out­side the box to fire past Al Habsi.

Af­ter the break, Wil­son could have added his sec­ond af­ter split­ting the Wi­gan cen­tre-halves and shak­ing off Liam Ridgewell but fired his 56th minute ef­fort well over.

But he made no mis­take a minute later by flick­ing Ker­mor­gant’s knock­down over Ridgewell and then shook off Leon Bar­nett’s chal­lenge to beat Al Habsi.

Clarke grabbed one back for the Lat­ics on the hour af­ter ris­ing above Steve Cook to nod home McClean’s left-wing cross.

Don Cowie’s 64th-minute cor­ner was met by Ridgewell but keeper Boruc tipped the ef­fort over, min­utes af­ter the mid­fielder’s low driven right-wing cross had been slid wide by sub­sti­tute Billy McKay.

Lat­ics boss Malky Mackay, who takes his side to Not­ting­ham For­est in mid­week, said: “We’ve looked at Wil­son’s goal im­me­di­ately.

“Ker­mor­gant flicks it on and Wil­son’s two yards off­side when he touches the ball, so ob­vi­ously we’re re­ally dis­ap­pointed with that be­cause it’s taken the wind out of our sails.

“It was a pretty even game at that point ten min­utes be­fore half-time and it re­ally de­flated our play­ers.

“They came up against the best team in the di­vi­sion as far as I’m con­cerned; a team that I think will be pro­moted.

“Off the back of play­ing Ip­swich, who have the best home record in the league and were up in the top six as well, the ac­tual two per­for­mances of the last two weeks gives me en­cour­age­ment for the next 17 or so games, start­ing on Wed­nes­day night.”

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