Deflections were the order of the day as Wigan and Stoke had to settle for a point apiece following a 2-2 draw at the end of a lively Barclays Premier League encounter at the DW Stadium.
All the goals came in the first half, with Robert Huth getting the ball rolling with an 18th-minute free-kick that deflected in off Mohamed Diame in the wall.
If the Latics were cursing their luck, they got some of their own half an hour in as Danny Collins diverted Ben Watson's free-kick past his own keeper. A minute later Matthew Etherington put Stoke back in front before Tom Cleverley levelled again five minutes before the break when his shot flew in off Rory Delap.
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