Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy will be able to sleep a little easier tonight, after seeing his side end their run of eight Barclays Premier League games without victory after downing Wigan Athletic 3-1 at Molineux.
The win lifts Wolves up to 13th, whilst the Latics remain rooted to the bottom of the table having set a new club record of eight consecutive league defeats.
Most worryingly for visiting boss Roberto Martinez, is that no other side in the competition's history has gone on such a run and avoided relegation.
Jamie O'Hara broke the deadlock just after the half hour mark, when he converted a neat pull-back from striker Kevin Doyle, only for Wigan to draw level ten minutes later when Ben Watson fired in a rebound from close-range after missing his initial kick from the penalty spot.
Ali Al-Habsi was in inspired form for the away side, but could do little to prevent Wolves restoring their lead in the 55th minute when David Edwards hammered home, and Stephen Ward completed the rout.
It was a game that was marred by little respect for possession, nervous, hesitant defending and wastefulness in the final third, and as Wigan looked to get back into the game their efforts were summed up by two late missed chances.
Steve Gohouri was denied by Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey with a header from a corner before Mohamed Diame fired horribly wide from 12 yards.
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