Wigan Athletic 1 West Brom 0: How social media reacted

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

Monday, 22nd October 2018, 4:49 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd October 2018, 5:53 pm
Latics players celebrate their win over West Brom

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.

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@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"