Blackburn Rovers 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Uwe Rosler
Uwe Rosler

WIGAN Athletic crashed to a fourth defeat out of four on the road this season as Blackburn came from behind to record a 3-1 win.

Uwe Rosler’s men bossed the first half and deservedly took the lead six minutes after the restart when James Perch volleyed through a sea of bodies in the Rovers penalty area.

Latics should already have been in the lead at that point, only for Ivan Ramis to miss a first-half penalty after Callum McManaman was tripped by Alex Baptiste.

However, Latics couldn’t build on their advantage and were quickly pegged back by Blackburn.

Ben Marshall came up with the equaliser within two minutes of Rovers falling behind, a nice strike from outside that area that Scott Carson couldn’t keep out.

And Jordan Rhodes edged Rovers in front three minutes later with a header from Craig Conway’s lofted free-kick.

Latics weren’t happy with the manner of the goal, with McManaman appearing to be the victim rather than the aggressor for the offence that gifted Rovers their set-piece.

And it went from bad to worse for the visitors when Marshall found the top corner again from distance to make it 3-1.

That was harsh on Carson, who had made a couple of fabulous saves to keep his side in contention.

And Latics were even denied a consolation at the end when Andrew Taylor somehow miscued from eight yards with the goal gaping.