Luke Ayling bundled in a last-minute equaliser as relegation-threatened Yeovil denied Wigan a ninth straight win in an action-packed finish.

Wigan's Jordi Gomez had a first-half penalty saved before Nick Powell gave them the lead.

There then followed five goals in the final eight minutes, as Ishmael Miller struck twice to put Yeovil in front.

James McArthur equalised and a Byron Webster own goal put Wigan ahead, but Ayling turned in from a corner.

Wales midfielder Jack Collison, who has joined the Latics on loan from West Ham for the rest of the season, watched from the stand as his new team-mates attempted to consolidate a play-off place.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was meeting Yeovil for the first time since they denied his Brentford side a place in the Championship by winning last May's League One play-off final.

His new side passed up a chance to take a half-time lead when Gomez was unsuccessful from the penalty spot.

The midfielder was given his opportunity in the 25th minute when Powell was pushed down by Yeovil defender Matteo Lanzoni but Marek Stech dived to his left to push away Gomez's penalty.

Wigan's great eight

The draw against Yeovil ended Wigan's sequence of eight straight wins in all competitions - their best run since they entered the Football League in 1978

Callum McManaman then fired a shot at Stech and Nicky Maynard drilled an effort wide, but Wigan did go ahead 11 minutes after the break.

Top scorer Powell, starting a match for the first time since 28 January after recovering from a hamstring injury, nodded in his 11th goal of the season from three yards after McManaman's cross had been steered towards the back post by McArthur.

But the bulk of the drama came in an astonishing finish to the match.

Former Manchester City striker Miller found space to take an extra touch and steer an equaliser past keeper Ali Al Habsi in the 82nd minute.

And he struck again three minutes later with a precise finish inside Al Habsi's far post - running the length of the pitch to celebrate.

But Wigan equalised within seconds, as McArthur slotted in Jean Beausejour's cross from the left.

And another cross from the Chile international looked to have won the game for Rosler's side, as Yeovil defender Webster diverted the ball into his own net.

The visitors, though were not finished, and gained a point in their battle against the drop as Stech went forward to cause confusion from Tom Lawrence's corner and defender Ayling turned the ball in from almost on the line.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler : "At some point our run had to come to an end and sometimes you have to take what you get. We didn't deserve to win.

"Overall, Yeovil were very resilient, they bombarded us with long balls and we couldn't win the first header.

"I am not here to blame individuals. We gave all we had, we were down on our knees in the last 10 minutes. I have massive respect for the players. The run we had... it had to end at some point."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson: "I enjoyed that one. I have come up against Uwe Rosler four times and I have got three wins and a draw.

"We have never felt we were down.

"We feel we are in the race to stay up and we need to keeping getting results. We know Wigan are effectively a Premier League side and we held them well."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 24 Perch (Rogne - 27' )
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 16 McArthur
  • 17 Boyce
  • 21 Ramis
  • 04 McEachran Booked (Tunnicliffe - 68' )
  • 14 Jordi Gómez Booked
  • 29 Maynard (Fortuné - 56' )
  • 15 McManaman Booked
  • 19 Powell

Substitutes

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Crainey
  • 06 Rogne
  • 11 McClean
  • 31 Tunnicliffe
  • 32 Fortuné
  • 33 Waghorn

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 18 Lanzoni (Moore - 71' )
  • 03 McAllister
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy Booked
  • 23 Grant (Dawson - 43' Booked )
  • 02 Ayling Booked
  • 27 Miller
  • 11 Lawrence
  • 19 Ralls

Substitutes

  • 07 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 13 Moore
  • 14 Hoskins
  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29 Morgan
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 12,970

Match Stats

Shots

15 12

On target

8 4

Corners

5 2

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 3.

90:00 +5:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 3.

90:00 +4:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 3. Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +3:25

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

90:00 +3:23

Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Dawson.

90:00 +2:40

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

90:00 +2:14

Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

90:00 +1:27

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:27

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +0:10

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

90:00 +0:10

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:23

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

89:23

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:49 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Byron Webster, Yeovil Town. Wigan Athletic 3, Yeovil Town 2.

85:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Yeovil Town 2. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

84:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 2. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie McAllister with a cross.

81:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 1. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a through ball.

79:55

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

78:33

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Wigan Athletic).

78:33

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:41

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

75:44

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Iván Ramis.

74:52 Booking

Booking Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:24

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:24

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

74:08

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

74:08

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:17

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nick Powell.

70:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Matteo Lanzoni.

70:13

Hand ball by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

70:01

Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

68:59

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:59

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

68:09

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

68:09

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Joshua McEachran.

65:21

Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but Ishmael Miller is caught offside.

64:15 Booking

Booking Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:58

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

63:58

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:10

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross.

60:31

Joshua McEachran (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:31

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town).

57:37

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:37

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

55:58 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Yeovil Town 0. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McArthur following a fast break.

55:53

Attempt blocked. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McManaman with a cross.

55:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Nicky Maynard.

53:03

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

53:03

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

52:36

Attempt saved. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joshua McEachran.

50:52

Attempt missed. Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joshua McEachran.

50:17

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

48:16

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:16

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town).

46:12

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

45:25

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:25

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Yeovil Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 0, Yeovil Town 0.

45:00 +4:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Yeovil Town 0.

45:00 +2:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:10

Delay in match Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) because of an injury.

45:00 +0:30 Booking

Booking Joshua McEachran (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by Joshua McEachran (Wigan Athletic).

45:00 +0:17

Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:22

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Emmerson Boyce tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

42:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson replaces Joel Grant.

39:30

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

39:26

Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.

37:56

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

37:31

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

34:56

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

32:33

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman tries a through ball, but Jean Beausejour is caught offside.

30:08

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

30:08

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:28

Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

28:56

Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

27:41

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:41

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

26:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Thomas Rogne replaces James Perch because of an injury.

24:35

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Marek Stech.

24:33

Penalty saved! Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

24:13 Booking

Booking Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.

23:43

Penalty Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell draws a foul in the penalty area.

23:43

Penalty conceded by Matteo Lanzoni (Yeovil Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

23:02

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

18:41

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

16:39

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:37

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

15:39

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

15:39

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:53 Booking

Booking Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

14:35

Hand ball by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

13:22

Foul by Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic).

13:22

Marek Stech (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:19

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:19

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

11:47

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez tries a through ball, but Jean Beausejour is caught offside.

9:39

Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Ralls.

8:47

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

7:20

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Byron Webster.

6:39 Booking

Booking Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:31

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

6:31

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

5:27

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

5:27

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

4:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:03

Delay in match James Perch (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

2:00

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

2:00

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:08

Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell with a through ball.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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