Two wonderful strikes from Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson helped plunge bottom club Wigan deeper into Premier League relegation trouble.

The Iceland international curled a stunning 20-yard effort into the top corner on the stroke of half-time to leave Wigan's Ali Al Habsi helpless.

Sigurdsson's lovely 25-yard free-kick doubled the lead to boost Swansea's survival hopes against toothless Wigan.

Wigan anxious and tired - Martinez

Swansea ended the game with 10 men as Nathan Dyer was dismissed on the hour.

The winger was sent off by referee Andre Marriner for a high tackle on Wigan midfielder Jordi Gomez - but the Latics, who have won just once at home this season, lacked the creative guile, cutting edge and belief to take advantage.

Despite a late bombardment of the Swansea goal, the home side failed to create any clear-cut scoring opportunities.

Swansea and Sigurdsson, in contrast, were ruthless, as two beautiful long-range right-foot shots either side of the break deflated the hosts.

Sigurdsson had almost created an opening goal with an exquisite pass for Dyer, but the winger blasted the ball straight at Al Habsi when Danny Graham was well placed.

WIGAN v SWANSEA FACTS

  • Wigan are the Premier League's lowest scorers with 23 goals and have failed to score in 11 games this season
  • Wigan have won once at The DW Stadium this season v QPR on 27 August 2011
  • Swansea did have the worst away record in the Premier League this season before their third away win at Wigan
  • Swansea kept their 10th clean sheet at Wigan, the joint fourth best in the Premier League

Wigan's best chances of the opening half fell to Franco Di Santo but the Argentine could not head in Jean Beausejour's left-wing cross while Swans stopper Michel Vorm kept out Emerson Boyce's far-post header.

At the other end, James McCarthy cleared a low Scott Sinclair effort off the line before Sigurdsson opened the scoring in first-half injury time, collecting Steven Caulker's chipped pass before cracking a tremendous dipping shot past Al Habsi.

Wigan rallied in the second half but Antolin Alcaraz's shot was blocked by Vorm while Di Santo's acrobatic goal-bound overhead kick hit Leon Britton in the face.

But any home hopes were dashed within 10 minutes of the restart.

Dyer was fouled on the edge of the box and Sigurdsson, on loan from German club Hoffenheim, fired the ball over the wall into the left-hand corner of Al Habsi's net with the Wigan keeper stranded.

Rodgers hails 'perfect' performance

Dyer's dismissal gave Wigan a brief lift but Swansea's defence kept them at arm's length as Mohamed Diame hit a few long-range shots and Di Santo had another shot blocked.

Substitute Hugo Rodellega wasted Wigan's best chance when the Colombian striker's shot was beaten out by Vorm as Swansea clung on to a third away win of the season that leaves them 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Roberto Martinez's strugglers remain rooted to the bottom of the table having won just one of their last 12 league games and are two points from safety with the worst goal difference in the top flight.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Wigan

  • 26 Al Habsi
  • 03 Alcaraz
  • 05 Caldwell
  • 17 Boyce
  • 31 Figueroa (Rodallega - 67' )
  • 04 McCarthy
  • 14 Gomez Booked
  • 16 McArthur (Moses - 46' )
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 09 Di Santo
  • 18 Sammon (Diame - 46' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 23 Stam
  • 07 Crusat
  • 08 Watson
  • 11 Moses
  • 21 Diame
  • 20 Rodallega

Swansea

  • 01 Vorm
  • 02 Williams Booked
  • 03 Taylor
  • 04 Caulker
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 07 Britton
  • 11 Sinclair
  • 12 Dyer Dismissed
  • 24 Allen
  • 42 Sigurdsson (Tate - 63' )
  • 10 Graham (Moore - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 05 Tate
  • 16 Monk
  • 15 Routledge
  • 17 McEachran
  • 27 Gower
  • 19 Moore
Ref: Marriner
Att: 19,001

Match Stats

Shots

14 12

On target

8 8

Corners

8 4

Fouls

15 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:12

Victor Moses is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

90:00 +3:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Franco Di Santo on Joe Allen. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

90:00 +2:22

Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker. Centre by Franco Di Santo, save by Michel Vorm.

90:00 +1:23

Jean Beausejour produces a cross.

90:00 +1:03

Luke Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

90:00 +0:31

The ball is swung over by James McCarthy.

89:47

Jean Beausejour produces a cross, clearance by Steven Caulker.

89:01

Centre by Mohamed Diame, Steven Caulker manages to make a clearance.

87:20

Unfair challenge on Luke Moore by James McCarthy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

85:46

The ball is delivered by Gary Caldwell, Michel Vorm makes a save.

85:30

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caulker.

84:41

Foul by Jordi Gomez on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

82:38

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour.

81:16

Emmerson Boyce challenges Scott Sinclair unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

80:39

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

77:58

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton. Indirect free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

77:07

The ball is crossed by Franco Di Santo, save by Michel Vorm.

76:18

Shot from just outside the area by Mohamed Diame misses to the left of the target.

75:48

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in. Jordi Gomez takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

73:18 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore on for Danny Graham.

73:18

Corner taken by Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Graham by Franco Di Santo. Michel Vorm takes the indirect free kick.

72:55

Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line played to the near post, Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

72:47

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, blocked by Neil Taylor.

70:14

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Steven Caulker gets a block in.

70:00

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Williams.

69:48 Booking

Booking Ashley Williams receives a caution.

69:31 Booking

Booking Booking for Mohamed Diame.

68:21

Centre by Jean Beausejour, Alan Tate makes a clearance.

67:42

Jean Beausejour sends in a cross, Mohamed Diame takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

66:48 Substitution

Substitution Hugo Rodallega replaces Maynor Figueroa.

66:24

The ball is crossed by Maynor Figueroa.

64:38

Jean Beausejour delivers the ball.

63:42 Booking

Booking Angel Rangel goes into the referee's book.

63:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Angel Rangel. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Alan Tate is brought on as a substitute for Gylfi Sigurdsson.

61:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line to the near post, Victor Moses has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

60:11

Jean Beausejour takes the direct free kick.

60:11 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee red cards Nathan Dyer for serious foul play.

59:52

Nathan Dyer challenges Jordi Gomez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:55

Franco Di Santo produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

57:47

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour.

57:14

Shot from deep inside the area by Nathan Dyer clears the crossbar.

56:41

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the free kick.

56:41 Booking

Booking Booking for Jordi Gomez for unsporting behaviour.

56:34

Unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Jordi Gomez results in a free kick.

55:41

Effort on goal by Mohamed Diame from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

53:47

Assist by Nathan Dyer.

53:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Gylfi Sigurdsson - Wigan 0 - 2 Swansea Gylfi Sigurdsson scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Swansea.

52:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Moses on Nathan Dyer.

52:32

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson played to the near post, James McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

52:05

Joe Allen takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

50:34

Nathan Dyer sends in a cross, Emmerson Boyce gets a block in.

49:43

Corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line played to the near post, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

49:37

The ball is delivered by Victor Moses, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

49:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gylfi Sigurdsson by Mohamed Diame. Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

48:32

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Britton.

46:52

A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair, Close range header by Gylfi Sigurdsson goes over the crossbar.

45:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Steven Caulker. Indirect free kick taken by Jordi Gomez, Antolin Alcaraz takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, Shot from inside the area by Antolin Alcaraz clears the bar.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Mohamed Diame is brought on as a substitute for Conor Sammon.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution James McArthur goes off and Victor Moses comes on.

45:00 +3:16 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:56

Assist by Steven Caulker.

45:00 +1:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Gylfi Sigurdsson - Wigan 0 - 1 Swansea Gylfi Sigurdsson gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Swansea.

43:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Danny Graham. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

41:12

Franco Di Santo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Taylor. Neil Taylor takes the free kick.

39:22

Corner taken by Gylfi Sigurdsson from the right by-line.

39:01

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Allen from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by James McCarthy.

38:30

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. James McCarthy gets a block in.

38:02

A cross is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a save.

37:06

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball.

36:39

Nathan Dyer produces a cross, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

33:26

Joe Allen concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordi Gomez. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jean Beausejour from left channel, save by Michel Vorm.

31:53

Gylfi Sigurdsson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

31:15

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

30:19

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

27:45

James McCarthy challenges Gylfi Sigurdsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caulker.

25:58

The ball is swung over by Franco Di Santo.

24:50

Angel Rangel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.

20:21

Gylfi Sigurdsson challenges James McArthur unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

19:32

Effort on goal by Scott Sinclair from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

18:50

Nathan Dyer fouled by Maynor Figueroa, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gylfi Sigurdsson from right wing.

16:15

Gylfi Sigurdsson takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.

16:06

Nathan Dyer produces a cross, clearance by Gary Caldwell.

15:15

The ball is swung over by Neil Taylor, clearance by Emmerson Boyce.

13:12

Jean Beausejour challenges Nathan Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

12:39

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

10:49

The ball is delivered by Nathan Dyer, clearance made by James McCarthy.

10:39

Nathan Dyer delivers the ball.

9:15

James McCarthy challenges Gylfi Sigurdsson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Caulker takes the indirect free kick.

7:56

The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

6:32

A cross is delivered by Emmerson Boyce.

5:37

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jordi Gomez.

5:30

The ball is crossed by Emmerson Boyce, blocked by Scott Sinclair.

4:28

The ball is sent over by Franco Di Santo, save made by Michel Vorm.

4:10

The ball is delivered by Jean Beausejour, save made by Michel Vorm.

2:33

Nathan Dyer is ruled offside. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

1:03

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jean Beausejour from the left by-line to the near post, Joe Allen manages to make a clearance.

0:55

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour, Leon Britton makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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