Wigan manager Roberto Martinez hailed an "historic day" as his side recorded their first win at Anfield with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool to boost their survival hopes.

Shaun Maloney put the struggling Latics ahead with a 30th-minute penalty after Martin Skrtel kicked Victor Moses in the face and even when Luis Suarez equalised two minutes after half-time the visitors bounced back with Gary Caldwell's winner just after the hour.

The win, which extended Wigan's current run to just one defeat in seven matches, ensured they closed the gap between them and safety from three points to just one. Martinez said: "It is an historic day for us, Wigan beating Liverpool at Anfield."

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