Wigan 1-0 Bolton Highlights
Emile Heskey’s 33rd minute goal secured a vital three points for Wigan but deepened Bolton’s relegation worries.
Wigan had lost Jason Koumas who was red carded for a late challenge on Gary Cahill after only four minutes. But Heskey superbly volleyed home Mario Melchiot’s long-throw throw from six-yards out and despite a second-half rally from Bolton, Wigan held on. Bolton had penalty claims for handball in both halves while Erik Edman also cleared off the line from Kevin Nolan. Bolton manager Gary Megson had rested nine players for this crunch clash at the JJB Stadium, but it made little difference. His side played without fluency and rhythm while their passing was erratic and poor in a disappointing first half.