Wigan Athletic 1 West Brom 0: How social media reacted

Latics players celebrate their win over West Brom
Latics players celebrate their win over West Brom

Jay Whittle looks at the social media reaction following Wigan Athletic's 1-0 victory over West Brom on Saturday.

Josh Windass scored the game's only goal in the 74th minute to inflict West Brom's first league defeat since August.

Windass- who occupied the central striker role following the injury to star marksman Grigg- switched on the burners to accelerate past Sam Morsy's international team-mate Ahmed Hegazi before unleashing an unstoppable low drive into the bottom corner.

West Brom, who have been in free-scoring form this season, failed to find the target for only the second time this term, with Hegazi coming the closest late-on when he hit the side-netting from a deep corner.

@Greggoo17: “What a result that is, processional job, defended as a unit and it took a bit of quality to do it for us #wafc”

@BMariah_: “What a response Wigan after that shambles of a performance against Preston #wafc”

@Csdoogz21: “Get in!!! What a result that was!!! Wasn’t sure what to expect beforehand with some of the players missing and the team picked but fear not...Fantastic performance from everyone and brilliant goal from @WindassJnr

@SteFromWigan: “What a cracking response to our Preston debacle. Excellent first half, excellent 2nd half and a quality finish from Windass.”

@Rob6smith: “Simply outstanding that today, man for man excellent. Think we need 11 MOM awards.”

@DamianEd666: “Superb effort @LaticsOfficial deserved all 3 points and underlined that we have nothing to fear in this league.”

@laticschief: “Didn’t expect a clean sheet today, let alone 3 points. Massive result, that.”

@DanRodenby: What a response. Disgrace at Preston, but bounce back by beating one of the best teams in the league 1-0. Superb #wafc”

@JamesSaintLatic: “Cook is a genius. To beat WBA with that team out with relative ease. Unbelievable result and performance. Get in!”

@willburman24: “Loved it at Latics today... Proper team performance, pace, power, skill and skillage from Cook on touchline. Great stuff!!”

Fred Fouracre: “Cracking game yesterday. Every substitution given a standing ovation. Every player nine out of ten. All in all a good day at the office. More of the same please.”

Wigan fans also hailed the tireless Gary Roberts for his man-of-the match display on his first start of the 2018-19 campaign.

@stuartalker: “Long time since I've seen a standing ovation for a player leaving the pitch like the one Gary Roberts got today. Absolute workhorse that guy. Prime example of a manager getting the absolute most out of a player. #wafc”

@TDWigan1992: All the best to everyone who moaned about Gary Roberts starting today. Best player on pitch #wafc”

@sharkey43: Gary Roberts put an absolute shift in today, mr reliable #wafc”

@derekdeswebster: “Dear @LaticsOfficial , please can you pass on my best to Gary Roberts on a most belting performance yesterday. Inspirational stuff #wafc”

@beckkhewitt: “How can anyone doubt having Gary Roberts in the team! #wafc”

Latics’ first-team stars took to Twitter to celebrate their win over West Brom.

Lee Evans: “Great atmosphere at the DW today and a big 3 points! Now to rest up and go again Tuesday @LaticsOfficial ⚪️”

Reece James: “Great atmosphere at the Dw this afternoon, massive 3pts against A top team! @laticsofficial ”

Cedric Kipre: “Massive win yesterday, thanks to all the fans for the support ”

Chairman, David Sharpe: “Massive 3 points & a real pleasure to watch a Wigan Athletic performance like that today!! Every single player gave everything they had against one of the title favourites. Proud day to be a tic! #FortressDW"