Wigan 0-1 Middlesbrough Highlights
Jeremie Aliadiere scored an 89th-minute winner to give Middlesbrough their first away league victory of 2008 at the expense of Wigan.
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The hosts dominated for long periods but were denied by an outstanding defensive performance from Boro.
Amr Zaki saw a first-half strike well saved by Ross Turnbull, who later thwarted Emile Heskey in fine fashion.
Boro pressed forward late on and Aliadiere rounded off a superb move with a cool finish at the death.
It was a result that, by and large, came against the run of play but one that rewarded a spirited display from a side desperate for a win on the road.
The victory edged Middlesbrough away from the relegation zone and handed Wigan their first defeat since the opening day of the season.