Match ends, Preston North End 1, Wigan Athletic 0.
Jordan Hugill's early goal gave Preston victory over north-west rivals Wigan and extended the Latics' winless run to seven Championship games.
Hugill diverted Aiden McGeady's shot past Wigan keeper Adam Bogdan in a first half of few chances at Deepdale.
Nathan Byrne hit the post for Wigan early in the second half after being denied by a good Chris Maxwell save.
The defeat was the visitors' seventh in all competitions so far this term. They last won away from home in April.
Ben Pearson almost doubled Preston's lead late on but struck narrowly wide, as Simon Grayson's side moved above Aston Villa into 18th before the rest of the weekend's fixtures.
The two sides had not met in the league since April 2005 and Preston had not enjoyed a home win over the Latics since a fourth-tier meeting in the 1994-95 campaign.
The hosts started brightly and were rewarded with Hugill's opening goal on seven minutes, as he deflected in McGeady's effort from the edge of the area.
Wigan had the greater share of possession but lacked a clinical edge in the final third and remain in the bottom three after nine games.
- 3CunninghamBooked at 30mins
- 12GallagherSubstituted forJohnsonat 72'minutes
- 8BrowneBooked at 75mins
- 9MakienokSubstituted forPearsonat 72'minutes
- 10ByrneSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes
- 33BurnBooked at 45mins
- 16MacDonaldSubstituted forPowellat 53'minutes
- 17JacobsSubstituted forPerkinsat 59'minutesBooked at 67mins
- 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
- 11Le Fondre
- Oliver Langford
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Preston North End 1, Wigan Athletic 0.
Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aiden McGeady (Preston North End).
Attempt saved. Ben Pearson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a through ball.
Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.
Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).
Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Greg Cunningham.
Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
Attempt missed. Tom Clarke (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aiden McGeady with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Jake Buxton.
Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Craig Davies.
Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).
Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Nathan Byrne.
Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Power.