Wigan’s 13-game unbeaten run was ended last night (Monday) as two late tries from Micky Higham and Chris Hall secured a huge victory for Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
The Warriors had fought back from 10-0 down to take a second-half lead, with tries from Sam Tomkins and Anthony Gelling moving the visitors two-points ahead.
However, it was the Wolves who came through when it mattered most, with the scores from Higham and Hall added to the earlier scores from Ben Westwood and Joel Monaghan.
"Wigan had enough ball to win four games. The amount of defence we went through was enormous,” said Warrington coach Tony Smith post-match, according to the BBC.
"To keep them to the points we did, with the amount of ball they had on our line, was an enormous effort.”
Warriors head coach Shaun Wane was in philosophical mood at the finish, and whilst he was disappointed to lose, he pointed to injuries within the camp, which had an impact on his side.
"I don't want to take anything away from Warrington. They're a quality team and probably the best team won on the day, but they know they've been in a game,” he said, according to the BBC.
"I'm very proud of our effort, when you consider we've got nine out [injured].
Despite defeat, Wigan remain three-points clear at the top of the table, with Huddersfield Giants second and the Wolves just a further point back in third.
The Warriors will expect to get straight back to winning ways when Castleford travel to the DW Stadium on Friday night, whilst Warrington face a tricky looking trip to Bradford.
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