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Nicky Maynard in action against Yeovil

Nicky Maynard in action against Yeovil

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LATICS saw victory wrestled from their grasp, then snatched it back again, before having to settle for a point following a quite incredible encounter.

With eight minutes remaining, and the home side leading 1-0 thanks to Nick Powell’s header, there was no hint of what was to come.

Suddenly, two goals in the space of two minutes from Ishmael Miller looked to have secured an unlikely victory for the struggling Glovers.

Twice the big man took aim with his trusty left foot, and twice he found the back of the Latics net.

James McArthur, again tirless in the engine room, quickly restored parity with a cool finish from close range.

And it looked as though the points were again Wigan’s when Byron Webster put through his own goal with two minutes left.

But in the last of five added minutes, Tom Lawrence’s cross was touched home on the line by Luke Ayling to ensure honours - somehow - ended even.

Latics, who squandered a first-half penalty through Jordi Gomez, missed the chance to record a ninth win on the bounce for the first time since entering the Football League nearly four decades ago.

And Uwe Rosler surely wouldn’t have known whether to laugh or cry at the end.

Latics: Al Habsi; Perch, Boyce, Ramis, Beausejour; McArthur, Gomez, McEachran; Powell, McManaman, Maynard.

Subs: Carson, Crainey, Rogne (for Perch, 28), McClean, Tunnicliffe (for McEachran, 68), Fortune (for Maynard, 56), Waghorn.

Yeovil: Stech; Ayling, Duffy, Webster, McAllister; Lawrence, Ralls, Edwards, Grant, Lanzoni; Miller.

Subs: Dawson (for Grant, 42), Hayter, Moore (for Lanzoni, 70), Hoskins, Dunn, Twumasi, Morgan.

FOR A FULL REPORT, REACTION AND PICTURES, SEE WEDNESDAY’S WIGAN EVENING POST