Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Hull City 5.
Mallik Wilks' hat-trick helped Hull City move to within a point of League One leaders Lincoln City with a comfortable 5-0 victory at struggling Wigan Athletic.
The Tigers had suffered an 8-0 thrashing on their last trip to the DW Stadium, for a Championship clash only seven months ago.
But they gained some semblance of revenge - after breaking a three-match scoreless sequence - with a dazzling performance.
The hero was Wilks, whose first goal arrived on 27 minutes from a tight angle.
Wilks added his and Hull's second goal five minutes later, with a right-foot shot that crept in off the far post.
After Reece Burke had seen a goal disallowed for offside and Josh Magennis hit a post from close range, number three arrived four minutes after the restart when Keane Lewis-Potter headed home Wilks' cross.
Magennis made it 4-0 four minutes later with a tidy finish after being afforded the freedom of the Wigan penalty area.
And Wilks rounded off the scoring with 26 minutes still to play with a left-foot strike from distance.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 14WoottonSubstituted forWhelanat 45'minutes
- 5JohnstonBooked at 55mins
- 10KeaneSubstituted forLangat 56'minutes
- 15GardnerSubstituted forDodooat 56'minutes
- 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forRobinsonat 56'minutes
- 16ProctorSubstituted forCloughat 71'minutes
- 15JonesSubstituted forFloresat 63'minutes
- 33DochertySubstituted forSlaterat 63'minutes
- 7WilksSubstituted forScottat 71'minutes
- 10HoneymanSubstituted forEmmanuelat 80'minutes
- 27MagennisSubstituted forCrowleyat 63'minutes
- James Oldham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Hull City 5.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Matt Ingram.
Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Callum Lang.
Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum Elder.
Foul by Chris Merrie (Wigan Athletic).
Callum Elder (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Joseph Dodoo.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.
Attempt blocked. Callum Elder (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Zach Clough.
Foul by Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic).
Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Hull City. Joshua Emmanuel replaces George Honeyman.
Zach Clough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jordan Michael Flores (Hull City).
Attempt blocked. Corey Whelan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough with a cross.
Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Daniel Crowley (Hull City).
Foul by James Scott (Hull City).