Wigan Athletic came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion and move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

The Baggies took the lead when Steven Reid fired home a magnificent free-kick but Victor Moses equalised with a curling shot from 12 yards out.

The Latics' winner came from a Jordi Gomez penalty after Reid fouled Moses in the box.

Albion almost rescued a point when Jerome Thomas's cross beat Ali Al-Habsi and clipped the post.

Wigan went into the game bottom of the table having scored just 12 league goals - fewer than any other professional team in England.

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But Roy Hodgson's side were also struggling in front of goal, having netted just six times at the Hawthorns. No side had scored fewer at home than them in the top five divisions.

It was the hosts who started the brighter, Chris Brunt prodding over Thomas's cross from eight yards out.

And they went even closer when Wigan failed to clear their lines from a Nicky Shorey free-kick and Brunt's sweet strike from 20 yards out was tipped onto the crossbar brilliantly by Ali Al-Habsi.

Wigan's front duo of Connor Sammon and Moses had not scored in 24 games between them prior to the game, and the latter did not look like ending his personal drought with two shots dragged well wide of the left-hand post.

Wigan loss a missed opportunity - Hodgson

It looked just a matter of time before the hosts would score when defender Gary Caldwell had to throw himself at the ball to keep out Thomas's goalbound shot.

And they did take the lead when Caldwell tugged Shane Long's jersey 25 yards from goal and Reid curled home a brilliant free-kick which gave Al-Habsi no chance.

Things looked dire for the Latics but just four minutes later Moses found the top corner to level the scores after Youssouf Mulumbu failed to deal with a Mohamed Diame cross. And Moses could have had a second when he spotted a hole in the Albion defence and ran through it, only for goalkeeper Ben Foster to rush out and deny him.

Wigan had ended the first half the brighter but the Baggies had the first chance of the second half when Caldwell was caught dallying on the ball by Long but Maynor Figueroa just intercepted the striker's cross to Brunt.

But the Latics scored a priceless goal when Reid fouled the jinking Moses just inside the box and Gomez sent Foster the wrong way from the penalty spot.

The Baggies were pressing for a leveller, with the Latics using Moses' pace to cause havoc on the counter attack - and he tried to seal the game with a chip from 25 yards out, which Foster managed to save.

Wigan character delights Martinez

West Brom had a glorious chance to level when Thomas's cross from the left wing curled in and hit the post before going wide.

Albion dominated the closing stages and Jonas Olsson headed over before Paul Scharner squandered an even better chance when his header flew over from just six yards out.

They thought they had a lifeline when Graham Dorrans went down in the box after David Jones put in a tackle but referee Mike Dean booked the Baggies substitute for diving and Wigan held on to move up to 17th.

West Brom boss Roy Hodgson:

"This was a game we hoped to win and I thought that our performance merited a win so it's nothing but disappointment.

"I think we were slightly in front at half-time on points and we dominated the second half.

"If we keep performing like that we'll get results. I've been a lot more disappointed with team performances than today."

Wigan captain Gary Caldwell:

"We're all proud. It was a team effort and we had to dig in at the end and ride our luck. I think we just deserved to win.

"I'd much prefer if we could kill a game off. We gave the ball away sloppily at the end.

"Hopefully this win can give us some confidence."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

West Bromwich Albion

  • 01 Foster
  • 03 Olsson
  • 20 Shorey
  • 23 McAuley
  • 07 Morrison (Scharner - 84' )
  • 11 Brunt
  • 12 Reid Booked
  • 14 Thomas
  • 21 Mulumbu (Dorrans - 66' Booked )
  • 09 Long
  • 24 Odemwingie (Tchoyi - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Fulop
  • 25 Dawson
  • 28 Jones
  • 05 Tchoyi
  • 17 Dorrans
  • 33 Scharner
  • 31 Cox

Wigan

  • 26 Al Habsi
  • 03 Alcaraz (Gohouri - 67' )
  • 05 Caldwell
  • 23 Stam (McArthur - 70' )
  • 31 Figueroa
  • 04 McCarthy
  • 11 Moses
  • 14 Gomez Booked
  • 19 Jones
  • 21 Diame
  • 18 Sammon (Di Santo - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Pollitt
  • 02 Gohouri
  • 08 Watson
  • 10 Maloney
  • 16 McArthur
  • 09 Di Santo
  • 20 Rodallega
Ref: Dean
Att: 25,446

Match Stats

Shots

13 7

On target

8 4

Corners

13 2

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:22 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:18

Jordi Gomez fouled by Steven Reid, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +3:24

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

90:00 +2:28

Foul by James McCarthy on Graham Dorrans, free kick awarded. Steven Reid has an effort direct from the free kick.

90:00 +1:49

Jordi Gomez (Wigan) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Ben Foster (West Brom) from own half, resulting in open play.

90:00 +1:41

Cross by Steven Reid (West Brom), clearance by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

90:00 +0:05

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, foul by Jonas Olsson (West Brom) on Steve Gohouri (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.

89:52

Goal kick taken short by Ben Foster (West Brom).

89:43

Shot by Franco Di Santo (Wigan) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.

87:19

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

87:19 Booking

Booking Graham Dorrans (West Brom) booked for unsporting behaviour.

86:21

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

86:06

Jerome Thomas crosses the ball, Paul Scharner has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

85:43

Attacking throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

84:27

Shot by Paul Scharner (West Brom) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, clearance by James McCarthy (Wigan). Header by Jonas Olsson (West Brom) from right side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left. Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan). Blocked by James McCarthy (Wigan).

84:06

Foul by Victor Moses (Wigan) on Steven Reid (West Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans (West Brom) from own half, passed.

83:22

Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.

83:22 Substitution

Substitution West Brom substitution: James Morrison replaced by Paul Scharner (tactical).

83:15

Foul by Somen Tchoyi (West Brom) on Victor Moses (Wigan).

82:53

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), clearance by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).

82:46

Attacking throw-in by Jerome Thomas (West Brom).

81:55

Defending throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

81:11

Foul by James Morrison (West Brom) on Franco Di Santo (Wigan). Free kick taken left-footed by James McArthur (Wigan) from right wing, passed.

79:59 Substitution

Substitution West Brom substitution: Peter Odemwingie replaced by Somen Tchoyi (tactical).

79:16

Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.

79:16 Substitution

Substitution Wigan substitution: Conor Sammon replaced by Franco Di Santo (tactical).

79:06

Peter Odemwingie (West Brom) caught offside.

78:07

Foul by Shane Long (West Brom) on Maynor Figueroa (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.

77:54

Attacking throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

77:17

Attacking throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

76:34

Defending throw-in by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).

76:25

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), resulting in ball out of play.

75:12

Cross by Nicky Shorey (West Brom), clearance by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

74:27

Attacking throw-in by James McArthur (Wigan).

73:43

Foul by Victor Moses (Wigan) on Steven Reid (West Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by Gareth McAuley (West Brom) from own half, passed.

73:04

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

73:01

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), resulting in ball out of play.

72:34

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, clearance by Jordi Gomez (Wigan).

72:21

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), resulting in open play.

71:30

Defending throw-in by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).

70:20

Shot by Jerome Thomas (West Brom) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left. Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Morrison (West Brom) to near post, clearance by Jordi Gomez (Wigan). Attacking throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

69:34

Attacking throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Wigan substitution: Ronnie Stam replaced by James McArthur (tactical).

68:32

Shot by Jerome Thomas (West Brom) right-footed from right wing (20 yards), blocked by James McCarthy (Wigan).

67:28

Shane Long takes a shot. Corner taken by Chris Brunt, Conor Sammon manages to make a clearance. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

66:30

Free kick taken right-footed by James McCarthy (Wigan) from own half, passed.

66:30 Substitution

Substitution Wigan substitution: Antolin Alcaraz replaced by Steve Gohouri (injury).

65:47 Substitution

Substitution West Brom substitution: Youssouf Mulumbu replaced by Graham Dorrans (tactical).

65:41

Foul by Chris Brunt (West Brom) on Jordi Gomez (Wigan).

64:09

Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on James Morrison. Free kick crossed left-footed by Nicky Shorey.

63:16

Attacking throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

62:55

Shot by Victor Moses (Wigan) right-footed from left channel (35+ yards), save (caught) by Ben Foster (West Brom).

62:04

Shot by Jordi Gomez (Wigan) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Ben Foster (West Brom).

61:18

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) on Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan). Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, passed.

60:13

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

59:49

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, header by Jonas Olsson (West Brom) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.

59:30

Attacking throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

58:55

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, clearance by Conor Sammon (Wigan).

58:47

Cross by Steven Reid (West Brom), resulting in open play.

57:51

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), clearance by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan).

56:28

Assist by Victor Moses (Wigan) from left side of penalty area.

56:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordi Gomez - West Brom 1 - 2 Wigan Placed penalty taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez (Wigan) (bottom-right of goal), scored.West Brom 1-2 Wigan.

54:28

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom) on James McCarthy (Wigan). Free kick taken left-footed by David Jones (Wigan) from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Steven Reid (West Brom). Foul by Steven Reid (West Brom) on Victor Moses (Wigan).

53:10

Defending throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

53:06

Cross by Ronnie Stam (Wigan), resulting in ball out of play.

53:00

Foul by Steven Reid (West Brom) on Jordi Gomez (Wigan).

51:48

Attacking throw-in by Jonas Olsson (West Brom).

51:26

Cross by Victor Moses (Wigan), save (caught) by Ben Foster (West Brom).

50:54

Attacking throw-in by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan).

50:08

Attacking throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

48:18

Goal kick taken long by Ben Foster (West Brom).

46:40

Goal kick taken long by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

46:08

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.

45:35

Defending throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +0:59 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:31

Attacking throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

43:44

Cross by Jordi Gomez (Wigan), save (caught) by Ben Foster (West Brom).

42:37

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jordi Gomez (Wigan) to near post, clearance by Shane Long (West Brom).

40:09

Defending throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

38:59

Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), resulting in open play.

36:55

Assist (cross) by Mohamed Diame (Wigan) from left wing.

36:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Victor Moses - West Brom 1 - 1 Wigan Goal by Victor Moses (Wigan) right-footed (top-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (12 yards).West Brom 1-1 Wigan.

35:45

Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

35:20

Goal kick taken short by Ben Foster (West Brom).

35:09

Shot by Victor Moses (Wigan) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed left.

34:36

Cross by Steven Reid (West Brom), clearance by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

34:29

Cross by James Morrison (West Brom), clearance by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan).

33:52

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Morrison (West Brom) to centre, save (punched) by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

33:40

Shot by Peter Odemwingie (West Brom) left-footed from left side of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

32:08

Assist by Peter Odemwingie.

32:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Steven Reid - West Brom 1 - 0 Wigan Free kick scored by Steven Reid (West Brom) right-footed (top-left of goal) from left channel (30 yards).West Brom 1-0 Wigan.

30:50

Foul by Gary Caldwell on Peter Odemwingie, free kick awarded.

30:19

Defending throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

29:40

Attacking throw-in by Jordi Gomez (Wigan).

28:15

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by James Morrison (West Brom) to far post, clearance by Conor Sammon (Wigan).

27:38

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Morrison (West Brom) to near post, clearance by James McCarthy (Wigan).

27:24

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Chris Brunt (West Brom) to far post, save (punched) by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

26:59

Shot by Jerome Thomas (West Brom) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

26:39

Defending throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

23:43

Goal kick taken long by Ben Foster (West Brom).

23:28

Shot by Victor Moses (Wigan) right-footed from left channel (35 yards), missed left.

22:47

Jerome Thomas (West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan) from own half, resulting in open play.

21:13

Defending throw-in by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan).

20:24

Free kick taken left-footed by Gary Caldwell (Wigan) from left channel, passed.

20:24 Booking

Booking Jordi Gomez (Wigan) booked for dissent.

20:08

Handball by Youssouf Mulumbu (West Brom).

18:21

Defending throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

17:30

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by David Jones (Wigan) to near post, clearance by Peter Odemwingie (West Brom).

16:10

Cross by James Morrison (West Brom), clearance by Gary Caldwell (Wigan).

15:18

Foul by James McCarthy (Wigan) on Jerome Thomas (West Brom). Free kick taken left-footed by Nicky Shorey (West Brom) from left wing, resulting in open play.

14:54

Defending throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

14:26

Defending throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

13:42

Attacking throw-in by Ronnie Stam (Wigan).

11:36

Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

7:01

Defending throw-in by David Jones (Wigan).

6:38

Attacking throw-in by Steven Reid (West Brom).

6:02

Attacking throw-in by Chris Brunt (West Brom).

5:00

Defending throw-in by Nicky Shorey (West Brom).

4:16

Shane Long (West Brom) caught offside. Free kick taken left-footed by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan) from own half, passed.

4:07

Cross by Chris Brunt (West Brom), resulting in open play.

2:39

Inswinging corner taken by Chris Brunt from the right by-line. A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt.

2:26

Shot by Chris Brunt (West Brom) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), save (tipped over) by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

2:01

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz (Wigan) on Jerome Thomas (West Brom). Free kick taken right-footed by James Morrison (West Brom) from left wing, resulting in open play.

1:46

Attacking throw-in by Jonas Olsson (West Brom).

0:52

Conor Sammon (Wigan) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Ben Foster (West Brom) from own half, resulting in open play. Cross by Jerome Thomas (West Brom), header by Chris Brunt (West Brom) from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right. Goal kick taken short by Ali Al Habsi (Wigan).

0:00

The game begins.

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