Paraguay striker Roque Santa Cruz scored with two headers either side of an equaliser for the Latics´ Marlon King and a goal from Jason Roberts on the stroke of half-time.
Rovers lost Christopher Samba to a 17th-minute red card for bringing down Emile Heskey in the incident which led to King´s penalty while Wigan midfielder Wilson Palacios was dismissed with 20 minutes to go for a second bookable offence.
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