Millwall moved above Barnsley in the Championship table after a battling win away at Wigan.

Ipswich loanee Carlos Edwards' deflected effort split the two sides and moved the Lions up to 22nd place.

Jack Collison came close to equalising for the Latics late on but his effort went just wide.

Millwall have now recorded back-to-back victories while defeat for Wigan is only their second in thirteen league matches.

Latics manager Uwe Rosler made eight changes to his starting eleven ahead of the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal while his counterpart Ian Holloway named an unchanged team on the back of a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest.

The visitors looked much more livelier from the outset and it was no surprise when Edwards carried the ball almost half the length of the pitch and scored with an effort that diverted off Leon Barnett and looped over the head of goalkeeper Scott Carson.

Marc-Antoine Fortune and James McArthur replaced Nicky Maynard and Josh McEachran at half time as the Latics tried to force their way back into the game.

Fortune headed wide of David Forde's goal while Nick Powell - a second-half substitute - almost scored with his first touch after replacing James McClean.

But they knew it wasn't to be their day when Jean Beausejour cleverly found Collison 12 yards out, only for the midfielder's shot to curl inches past the post with the goalkeeper beaten.

Milllwall nearly doubled their advantage in the closing stages when Scott Malone's blockbusting drive was parried away by Carson, who then kept out the follow-up from Steve Morison on the goalline.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"When you start a game like that it is very difficult to get anything in football.

"The second half was OK, and I don't think we could have done any more except score a goal.

"We pinned them back, they only had one chance, and we did everything we could to rescue the game.

"But we gave the first half away. There were big holes in midfield."

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"I'm delighted. Whether Wigan had half an eye on the FA Cup semi-final I don't know, but you can't argue with the way we played.

"We moved the ball around well in the first half and we scored a great goal.

"The second half was different - we were up against it and got a little bit nervous.

"But we hung in there and the last two games have given me a little bit of hope and pride for the future."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Wigan Athletic

  • 01 Carson
  • 17 Boyce
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 04 McEachran (McArthur - 45' )
  • 25 Barnett
  • 30 Kiernan
  • 33 Waghorn
  • 34 Collison
  • 29 Maynard (Fortuné - 45' )
  • 10 Maloney
  • 11 McClean (Powell - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Caldwell
  • 06 Rogne
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 15 McManaman
  • 16 McArthur
  • 19 Powell
  • 32 Fortuné

Millwall

  • 01 Forde Booked
  • 44 Edwards (Fredericks - 45' )
  • 28 Malone
  • 10 Bailey
  • 02 Dunne
  • 16 Beevers
  • 13 Martin
  • 15 Upson Booked (Williams - 66' )
  • 42 Maierhofer Booked (Morison - 67' )
  • 29 Garvan
  • 11 Woolford

Substitutes

  • 05 Robinson
  • 09 Morison
  • 14 Fredericks
  • 17 Williams
  • 19 Jackson
  • 27 McDonald
  • 43 Bywater
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 14,124

Match Stats

Shots

19 9

On target

2 4

Corners

7 3

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Millwall 1.

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Millwall 1.

90:00 +3:33

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +3:08

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

90:00 +3:08

Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

90:00 +1:28

Attempt saved. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross.

89:24 Booking

Booking David Forde (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

89:05

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Forde.

88:00

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

84:08

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alan Dunne.

82:12

Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Martin.

80:48

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

80:48

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

80:39

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:31

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

80:27

Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:41

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

79:41

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78:41

Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:41

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

77:34

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jack Collison.

74:40

Attempt missed. Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

69:23

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

69:23

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:24

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:24

Foul by Owen Garvan (Millwall).

66:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Steve Morison replaces Stefan Maierhofer.

65:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Edward Upson.

65:18

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Shaun Maloney.

64:56

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun Maloney with a cross.

64:37

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

64:32

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

63:38

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

63:12

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

62:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces James McClean.

61:21

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

61:21

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:40

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

58:40

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

57:53

Attempt missed. Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

54:37

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

51:03

Attempt missed. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

50:40

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:40

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

50:14 Booking

Booking Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

49:52

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:52

Dangerous play by Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall).

48:58

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Collison with a cross.

45:55

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

45:55

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 0, Millwall 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur replaces Joshua McEachran.

45:00 Substitution

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

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Ryan Fredericks replaces Carlos Edwards.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Millwall 1.

45:00 +2:07

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Kiernan.

45:00 +0:51

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Malone.

44:38

Attempt saved. Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:01 Booking

Booking Edward Upson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

43:31

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:31

Foul by Edward Upson (Millwall).

42:16

Attempt missed. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

41:42

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

41:42

Stefan Maierhofer (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:23

Attempt missed. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Emmerson Boyce with a cross.

38:02

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner.

36:29

Foul by Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic).

36:29

Edward Upson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:47

Offside, Millwall. Mark Beevers tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

32:33

Attempt missed. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn with a cross.

30:02

Hand ball by Owen Garvan (Millwall).

29:05

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Wigan Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.

27:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

27:01

Delay in match David Forde (Millwall) because of an injury.

26:34

Attempt missed. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jack Collison following a corner.

26:08

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Malone.

25:26

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Owen Garvan.

21:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 0, Millwall 1. Carlos Edwards (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicky Bailey.

18:46

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross.

17:16

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan tries a through ball, but James McClean is caught offside.

13:47

Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).

13:47

Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:55

Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:55

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

10:12

Attempt missed. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

10:07

Attempt blocked. Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicky Maynard.

8:27

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

4:06

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

3:10

Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:10

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

2:22

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

1:49

Delay in match Nicky Bailey (Millwall) because of an injury.

1:27

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

1:27

Nicky Bailey (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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