Wigan Athletic 1 Ipswich 2

Emmerson Boyce in action against Ipswich
Emmerson Boyce in action against Ipswich

WIGAN Athletic crashed to their first home defeat of the season with old boy Conor Sammon returning to haunt his old club as Ipswich left the DW Stadium with a 2-1 win.

The Dubliner was in the right place at the right time to bag Town’s crucial second goal just after the hour mark to put the game beyond Latics.

The visitors took the lead with 20 minutes on the clock.

A fizzing cross from the left by Mings created the opening and Hyam slotted away with aplomb.

Latics came out for the second half with a spring in their step, but Town were soon back in control and looking the side most likely.

Forshaw fired over the bar for Wigan, who then saw the game all-but put beyond them when Sammon made it 2-0 shortly after the hour mark, a goal he made a point of celebrating in front of the away end.

Latics threw on Riera for Maloney, but it was still all Town and only poor play from Murphy prevented Town going further in front.

McGoldrick then ignored an unmarked Sammon only to slice the ball wide, before Latics finally woke up and put some concerted pressure on the visitors’ goal.

Martyn Waghorn’s corner led to Ivan Ramis forcing a good save from Gerken, before McClean’s shot reduced the arrears on 84 minutes when Waghorn tipped it in.

There was still time for Latics to fashion one last opportunity, only for Boyce to see a volley flash just wide of the right-hand post.

Full report and reaction in Tuesday’s Evening Post