Chelsea 1-1 Wigan Highlights
Emile Heskey struck with an injury-time volley to earn a point for Wigan and leave Chelsea’s hopes of winning the Premier League hanging by a thread.
Wigan keeper Chris Kirkland made fine saves from Nicolas Anelka and Salomon Kalou while John Terry hit the bar.
Chelsea eventually took the lead when Michael Essien struck from 20 yards.
But Heskey converted Jason Koumas’s teasing cross to leave Chelsea five points behind leaders United with four games left to play.
Heskey’s goal is a wounding blow for Chelsea and a severe punishment for their failure to kill off the game after taking the lead with 54 minutes played.
The warning signs had been there when when Latics substitute Antoine Sibierski forced a decent save from Petr Cech minutes before Heskey scored.
And once the final whistle sounded a chorus of boos rang out across Stamford Bridge as manager Avram Grant made his way down the tunnel.
But the draw is a superb result for visiting team Wigan, who are now six points clear of the relegation zone.