TWO goals from Adam Armstrong ensured Wigan Athletic kicked off life in League One with a 2-0 defeat at Coventry.
The on-loan Newcastle striker popped up with a goal in each half to secure a comfortable victory for his side.
Armstrong opened the scoring on 15 minutes after a clever ball through the middle cut the Latics defence in half.
It was 2-0 on the hour mark when a mix-up between Richard O’Donnell and Donervon Daniels allowed Jim O’Brien to tee-up the unmarked goalscorer.
And the winning margin would have been even more emphatic had Armstrong and James Maddison not hit the post with low shots in the closing stages.
It was a tough day at the office for a new-look Latics side, with 13 of the 14 players involved making their debuts for the club.
Latics: O’Donnell; Kenny, Morgan, Daniels, McCann, James; Perkins, Power, Francisco; Jacobs, Grigg.
Subs: Nicholls, McNaughton (for Kenny, 53), Barnett, Murray (for Daniels, 72), Jennings, Odelusi, Davies (for Francisco, 53).
Coventry: Burge; Willis, Ricketts, Johnson, Stokes; Lameiras, Fleck, Vincelot, O’Brien; Maddison, Armstrong.
Subs: Charles-Cook, Morris (for Lameiras, 75), Phillips, Tudgay, Martin, Haynes, Thomas (for O’Brien, 79).