MARTYN Waghorn popped up with a 94th-minute equaliser to rescue a point for Wigan Athletic against Bolton in a match they should have comfortably won.
The visitors had offered little threat all afternoon but somehow found themselves in front 20 minutes from time when Tom Walker’s shot took a massive deflection which completely wrong-footed Ali Al Habsi.
Latics should have been ahead by half-time only for James Perch to hit the bar and Marc-Antoine Fortune to send a heading opportunity from point-blank range straight at Ben Amos.
It was a similar story after the break when Amos denied Sheyi Ojo and tipped a Leon Clarke header on to the bar with two minutes to go.
But Latics weren’t to be denied and Waghorn ensured honours ended with a superb finish from close range.
“My team were terrific, in terms of the way they played,” acknowledged boss Malky Mackay.
There’s a great fighting spirit at the moment, and I’ll take that group of players with me into the last seven games, right through to the last day at BrentfordMalky Mackay
“I was happy with the first half, and I was even happier with the second half.
“We lose a really unlucky goal, and the boys immediately got up, got on with it again and hit their bar and saw their goalkeeper produce two wonderful saves before scoring our goal.
“There’s a great fighting spirit at the moment, and I’ll take that group of players with me into the last seven games, right through to the last day at Brentford.”