Aston Villa alarmingly dropped deeper into a Premier League relegation battle with another abject performance and a 3-0 defeat against Wigan.
The visitors, meanwhile, moved out of the bottom three with a conclusive victory to record their first win in seven matches which highlighted Villa's dramatic shortcomings.
Ivan Ramis gave the Latics a morale-boosting lead after only three minutes before two goals in the space of four minutes early in the second half from Emmerson Boyce and Arouna Kone sealed Villa's fate as their confidence visibly evaporated.
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