REPORT: Wigan Athletic 1 Burnley 5

Wigan Athletic’s unbeaten start to the Championship campaign came to a crashing halt as Burnley romped to a thumping 5-1 victory at the DW Stadium.

The first half-hour was all Burnley, who deservedly led through goals from Jay Rodriguez and Josh Brownhill.

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But Latics ended the half on top, and were good value for the goal on half-time that gave them hope.

Will Keane scores from the spot against BurnleyWill Keane scores from the spot against Burnley
Will Keane scores from the spot against Burnley
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Callum Lang was taken out by Burnley goalkeeper Arajenet Muric just inside the box, and Will Keane converted from the spot.

Keane then squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to level the scores five minutes after the restart, when he fired high and wide from eight yards.

Burnley immediate made him and Latics pay by regaining their two-goal lead through Nathan Tella.

And two goals in the last five minutes from Brownhill and Samuel Bastien gave the scoreline a lop-sided look.

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Latics’ misery was compounded when skipper Tendayi Darikwa was helped off towards the end with a left shoulder problem.