Few people gave Wigan a cat in hell’s chance of coming away with three points from Championship leaders Derby whose unbeaten run had extended since August 19th when they lost away at Charlton Athletic.
But closer observers of the game and particularly those of us who have followed Wigan with Uwe Rösler at the helm weren’t at all surprised. This is exactly what Wigan do – losing games you’d expect them to win and vice-versa. Wigan have long enjoyed a reputation for trying to play free-flowing football and hat hasn’t changed one iota since Rösler took over as manager last December.
In last year’s Championship race, after a poor start, Wigan made relentless progress up the division under Rösler, eventually reaching the play-offs where only extra time at Loftus Road