Millwall condemned Wigan to a fifth straight defeat as incoming Latics manager Uwe Rosler watched his new side from the stands.

The Lions took an early lead when Steve Morison fired in from close range after a goalmouth scramble.

The south Londoners doubled their lead seven minutes from time when Jermaine Easter calmly slotted home.

James McArthur instantly pulled a goal back with a strike from the edge of the box, but the Lions held on.

Rosler, who will officially start work tomorrow after replacing Owen Coyle as Wigan boss, was given an indication of the size of the job facing him.

Millwall pushed forward from the kick-off and had a penalty appeal turned down in the opening minute when Stephen Crainey appeared to pull down Liam Feeney.

The Lions remained on the attack and Morison put them ahead when the ball fell to him after the Latics defence failed to clear a corner.

There was some encouragement for Rosler when James McClean twice forced Millwall goalkeeper David Forde to make sharp saves.

But the hosts nearly doubled their lead on 34 minutes when Martyn Woolford saw his shot crash back off the post.

As Millwall became nervier in the closing stages, the Latics grew in confidence and Grant Holt twice came close to getting on the end of crosses.

But it was Steve Lomas's side who got the crucial second goal, Easter firing past Scott Carson after reaching Liam Trotter's long ball on the counter-attack.

McArthur pulled a goal back a minute later with a shot from just outside the area, but the Lions dug in and extended their unbeaten home run to seven games.

Millwall manager Steve Lomas:

"We like to make things difficult for ourselves. At 2-0 you think the game has been put to bed and then they get a chance straight away and then we were just hoping we could withstand the pressure and we did.

"It would have been unjust if we didn't get the three points.

"Wigan had a right go and they've got some good professional players there. We knew with their quality they would probably have quite a bit of possession but were always a danger on the counter."

Wigan caretaker manager Graham Barrow on new Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

"I think it's just the attacking side which needs working on and with Uwe having been a top striker maybe he can help us with that and the movement of the players.

"Uwe came in the dressing room before the game, at half-time and full-time and he will be in the club tomorrow.

"He seems a very positive man and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"The whole club is excited about Uwe coming in. The players have been great all along but you could tell that they'd been given a lift."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde
  • 02 Dunne
  • 28 Malone
  • 06 Trotter
  • 05 Robinson
  • 16 Beevers
  • 07 Feeney (Keogh - 67' Booked )
  • 26 Abdou
  • 09 Morison
  • 29 Waghorn (Easter - 78' )
  • 11 Woolford

Substitutes

  • 03 Shittu
  • 08 Easter
  • 17 Moussi
  • 20 Keogh
  • 25 Hoyte
  • 27 McDonald
  • 43 Bywater

Wigan Athletic

  • 01 Carson
  • 17 Boyce (Shotton - 77' )
  • 03 Crainey Booked (Espinoza - 80' )
  • 07 McCann
  • 21 Ramis
  • 25 Barnett
  • 08 Watson
  • 16 McArthur
  • 09 Holt
  • 19 Powell (McManaman - 54' )
  • 11 McClean

Substitutes

  • 04 Shotton
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 15 McManaman
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 24 Perch
  • 31 Keane
Ref: Scott Duncan
Att: 9,519

Match Stats

Shots

16 21

On target

4 7

Corners

5 6

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +3:55 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:50 Booking

Booking Andrew Keogh (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +2:14

James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +2:14

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

90:00 +1:11

Attempt missed. Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:38

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Forde.

90:00 +0:36

Attempt saved. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

89:57

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

88:56

Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Grant Holt with a headed pass.

86:09

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Scott Carson.

86:02

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Keogh.

84:57

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Keogh.

83:48

Foul by Ryan Shotton (Wigan Athletic).

83:48

Paul Robinson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

83:07

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

83:07

Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 1. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Shotton.

81:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Jermaine Easter (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a through ball following a fast break.

79:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Stephen Crainey.

77:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Martyn Waghorn.

76:57

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Ben Watson tries a through ball, but James McClean is caught offside.

76:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Shotton replaces Emmerson Boyce.

75:12

Delay in match David Forde (Millwall) because of an injury.

74:37

Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:30

Attempt missed. Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

72:59

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:59

Foul by Paul Robinson (Millwall).

72:28

Offside, Millwall. Martyn Woolford tries a through ball, but Steve Morison is caught offside.

70:53

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steve Morison with a headed pass.

68:13

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Waghorn.

67:31

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.

66:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Andrew Keogh replaces Liam Feeney.

65:22

Offside, Millwall. Steve Morison tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.

59:27

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

59:27

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:01

Attempt missed. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a fast break.

57:05 Booking

Booking Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:37

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic).

56:37

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:01

Attempt blocked. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Watson with a cross.

54:18

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:18

Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

53:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman replaces Nick Powell.

53:09

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by James McArthur.

52:52

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Martyn Woolford.

52:04

Attempt saved. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

51:02

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

51:02

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:03

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

48:01

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.

46:32

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Millwall 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

44:24

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:24

Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

43:09

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

41:44

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

41:44

Liam Trotter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:03

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:03

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Millwall).

40:31

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Mark Beevers.

38:53

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

38:51

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:55

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

37:55

Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:44

Attempt blocked. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.

33:59

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris McCann.

33:54

Martyn Woolford (Millwall) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

33:26

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Stephen Crainey.

33:19

Attempt blocked. Liam Feeney (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

32:43

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

32:43

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:49

Attempt missed. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

29:42

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:42

Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall).

27:08

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

24:50

Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:50

Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall).

20:07

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:07

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

19:44

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.

18:55

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

18:55

Liam Trotter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:51

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Leon Barnett.

15:53

Hand ball by Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic).

14:53

Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

13:57

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

13:57

Liam Feeney (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:32

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

12:42

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

9:47

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Forde.

9:38

Attempt saved. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nick Powell.

9:07

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

7:12

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a headed pass.

5:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

5:19

Delay in match Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) because of an injury.

3:33

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell tries a through ball, but James McClean is caught offside.

1:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

1:27

Attempt blocked. Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

1:00

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Chris McCann.

0:42

Attempt blocked. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

0:38

Attempt blocked. Martyn Waghorn (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Morison with a headed pass.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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