Nicky Maynard scored twice as Wigan beat Sheffield Wednesday for their first away win since New Year's Day.

The Latics had gone three away games without scoring - losing two - but Maynard ended that run with a 31st-minute with a low drive.

And seven minutes later he turned in a corner on the line to make it 2-0.

In injury-time, Maynard was denied a hat-trick by former Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland but substitute Marc-Antoine Fortune turned in the rebound.

It was a first defeat in 11 games for the Owls, who dominated the game for long periods.

The match had been re-arranged after being abandoned in December, when a waterlogged pitch forced a halt to the game in the 59th minute with the Latics leading 1-0.

Wednesday have improved since then and Miguel Llera had a free-kick from the halfway line go narrowly wide. They should have led when Atdhe Nuhiu's weak shot was saved by Ali Al-Habsi.

He was made to pay four minutes later when Maynard picked the ball up on the edge of the area and fired a shot across Kirkland into the bottom corner.

Maynard had his second when he got the final touch to a Martyn Waghorn corner.

Substitute Jeremy Helan had a fierce drive from 25 yards tipped over brilliantly by Al-Habsi and the Owls' evening got worse when Jose Semedo was taken off on a stretcher.

Jose Semedo

Jose Semedo left the pitch on a stretcher after 64 minutes

Nuhiu and Chris Maguire went close as they pushed desperately for a way back into the game.

But in the third of eight minutes of stoppage time, Fortune scored a tap-in.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray:

"We didn't get it right in both boxes. Between the boxes we did OK. You have to put the chances away when you get them.

"It was a good chance, Atdhe Nuhui will be disappointed, as we all are. We needed that first goal because they are a top side.

"The run had to come to an end, we are disappointed to lose at home. We put that away now and we focus on the next game."

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

"Stuart Gray was my former manager at Southampton and has done a tremendous job.

"It was a different team to the one we faced in December. It was a big challenge for us, they are a team in form.

"The first goal changed the game. Last week we played better but lost but this time we got the goals at the right time.

"The second half was a professional job, we saw it out. Overall I am delighted to beat such a strong team in Sheffield Wednesday."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wednesday

  • 01 Kirkland
  • 22 Palmer
  • 19 Mattock
  • 06 Semedo Booked (Lavery - 64' )
  • 32 Llera Booked
  • 35 Oshilaja
  • 18 Maguire
  • 20 Lee
  • 34 Nuhiu
  • 28 Afobe (Helan - 55' )
  • 10 Maghoma (Antonio - 55' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Antonio
  • 16 McCabe
  • 17 Helan
  • 21 Corry
  • 25 Lavery
  • 26 Martinez
  • 27 McPhail

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 24 Perch Booked
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 07 McCann
  • 17 Boyce
  • 25 Barnett
  • 11 McClean (Fortuné - 51' )
  • 08 Watson
  • 29 Maynard
  • 16 McArthur (Kiernan - 88' )
  • 33 Waghorn Booked (Crainey - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Crainey
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 15 McManaman
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 30 Kiernan
  • 32 Fortuné
Ref: David Webb
Att: 25,279

Match Stats

Shots

18 11

On target

7 5

Corners

6 3

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +10:36 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3.

90:00 +8:02

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

90:00 +7:59

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

90:00 +7:43

Attempt blocked. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +5:10

Attempt missed. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

90:00 +2:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 3. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:57

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Perch.

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan replaces James McArthur.

87:12 Booking

Booking James Perch (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

85:24

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:53

Attempt blocked. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

83:04

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeremy Helan.

80:58

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

80:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey replaces Martyn Waghorn.

79:52

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

79:48

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.

78:51

Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

78:09

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James Perch.

77:13

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nicky Maynard.

75:35

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.

74:54

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

73:02 Booking

Booking Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:01

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic).

73:01

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:18

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

70:18

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:58

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann tries a through ball, but Jean Beausejour is caught offside.

68:33

Attempt blocked. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné with a cross.

67:36

Michail Antonio (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:36

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

67:05

Attempt missed. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a cross.

64:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Caolan Lavery replaces Josè Semedo because of an injury.

63:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:02

Delay in match Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

57:20

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:20

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic).

56:19

Attempt saved. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josè Semedo with a cross.

55:38

Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:38

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

55:07

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

55:05

Attempt saved. Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass.

54:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Benik Afobe.

54:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Michail Antonio replaces Jacques Maghoma.

54:06

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:06

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

52:28

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn following a set piece situation.

51:45

Foul by Adedeji Oshilaja (Sheffield Wednesday).

51:45

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces James McClean.

50:11

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

47:12

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:12

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

45:00 +1:25 Booking

Booking Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:20

Foul by Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday).

45:00 +1:20

Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:37

Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.

41:07

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by James McArthur.

40:02

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

40:02

Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 2. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross following a corner.

36:57

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Josè Semedo.

36:35

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Kirkland.

35:33 Booking

Booking Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

35:20

Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:20

Foul by Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday).

33:56

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:56

Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).

30:08 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Wigan Athletic 1. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

27:57

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

27:15

Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:54

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Liam Palmer.

25:00

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:00

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

23:37

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

23:37

Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:36

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

20:36

Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:55

Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:55

Foul by Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday).

19:11

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:11

Foul by Chris Maguire (Sheffield Wednesday).

16:33

Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Sheffield Wednesday).

16:33

James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:53

Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu with a headed pass.

12:46

Hand ball by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

10:25

Hand ball by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

9:31

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

8:26

Attempt missed. Miguel Ángel Llera (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

8:05

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

8:05

Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:34

Attempt saved. Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

6:00

Attempt missed. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James McClean.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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