Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 0.
Centre-back Chey Dunkley scored twice as Wigan Athletic defeated Charlton Athletic 2-0 in the Championship.
The Latics opened the scoring through Dunkley in the 22nd minute, as he scrambled home Charlie Mulgrew's corner.
And Dunkley's second again came from a set-piece as he headed home another corner, this time from Michael Jacobs, after 70 minutes.
Wigan goalkeeper David Marshall made a string of fine saves late on but the Latics held out for a comfortable victory.
Charlton were enjoying a superb return to the Championship after winning the League One play-offs last season, sitting in third place before kick-off.
But, after going behind, they looked unconvincing against a Wigan side who were winless in their previous seven matches.
And the home side continued to push in the second half, with Mulgrew nearly doubling Wigan's lead after 60 minutes when his effort struck the outside of the post from a tight angle.
Charlton were denied a consolation goal by superb keeping from Marshall in the final 30 minutes as they dropped to seventh in the Championship table after back-to-back defeats, while Wigan climbed to 19th.
Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook:
"I thought the first half was a very strong performance from us, and we were probably unfortunate to only go in 1-0 up.
"We played really well, created numerous opportunities, and you're always a little bit wary when you don't get that second goal.
"You look at how strongly Charlton have started the season, how strong their threats are, especially going forward, and you're worrying in case you slip up.
"But we saw the game out really well, we were grateful to David Marshall for pulling off a great save at the end, and we deserved to pick up the points."
Charlton Athletic manager Lee Bowyer:
"That's the worst we've played since I've been in charge - certainly the first 45 minutes anyway. We were so bad, we couldn't put three passes together.
"We normally pride ourselves on our set-pieces, but their centre-half scores a volley from inside the six-yard box, which shouldn't be possible.
"Then he has a free header from inside the six-yard box, which shouldn't be possible.
"Even after that we created enough chances to have got something from the game."
- 5MorsyBooked at 45mins
- 11MasseySubstituted forEvansat 69'minutes
- 9LoweSubstituted forNaismithat 70'minutes
- 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 84'minutes
- 4OshilajaBooked at 56mins
- 15PratleySubstituted forAnekeat 68'minutes
- 26HemedSubstituted forBonneat 62'minutes
- Andy Davies
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Charlton Athletic 0.
Foul by Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic).
Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Adedeji Oshilaja following a set piece situation.
Attempt saved. Josh Cullen (Charlton Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Purrington with a cross.
Jonathan Williams (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).
Attempt missed. Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Attempt saved. Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chuks Aneke.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.
Offside, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Michael Jacobs is caught offside.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Naby Sarr.
Attempt missed. Naby Sarr (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
Conor Gallagher (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic).
Offside, Wigan Athletic. Sam Morsy tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.
Tom Lockyer (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joe Garner replaces Kieffer Moore.