Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Wigan moved off the bottom of the Championship table as Will Grigg's late goal gave them victory over Wolves.
The striker latched on to a long ball with two minutes remaining and rounded Wolves goalkeeper Carl Ikeme.
Ex-Wolves striker Adam le Fondre had put Wigan ahead early on, turning in Max Power's cross from close range.
Prince Oniangue equalised for the visitors before the break with a low finish from 18 yards, before substitute Grigg's cool finish won it for Wigan.
The victory for Gary Caldwell's side was their first in nine league matches, their last win coming against Blackburn on 13 August, and sends them up to 21st.
Wolves went into the match following back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Brentford, but failed to produce the same attacking threat at the DW Stadium.
Le Fondre, who spent last season on loan at Molineux, became the third ex-Wolves player to score against his old side in Championship this campaign when he converted the simplest of chances from six yards.
After Congo captain Oniangue slotted into the bottom corner, Danny Batth almost added another for the visitors early in the second half, but his header was cleared off the line.
With the game heading towards a draw, Northern Ireland forward Grigg held off a weak challenge from Batth to give the Latics their second league win of the season.
- 23WarnockBooked at 56mins
- 10ByrneSubstituted forJacobsat 79'minutes
- 6PowerBooked at 44mins
- 14Gomez Garcia-PencheBooked at 34minsSubstituted forPowellat 66'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 11Le FondreSubstituted forGriggat 66'minutes
- 3Azevedo Ferreira Sá PereiraBooked at 41mins
- 27SaissBooked at 53mins
- 20OnianguéBooked at 71minsSubstituted forJohnat 77'minutes
- 17Hélder Costa
- 50CavaleiroSubstituted forGladonat 65'minutes
- 24Brito TeixeiraSubstituted forSavilleat 65'minutes
- Tony Harrington
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Buxton.
Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.
Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).
David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by George Saville (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Michael Jacobs replaces Nathan Byrne.
Attempt saved. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ola John.
Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).
Silvio (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ola John replaces Prince Oniangué.
Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Yanic Wildschut is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Gladon.
Prince Oniangué (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.