Wigan survived a Bolton fightback as Callum McManaman's late winner sealed a 3-2 victory in Uwe Rosler's first Championship match as Latics boss.

Ben Watson fired Wigan ahead from the penalty spot before Nick Powell's overhead kick extended Wigan's lead after just 24 minutes.

Neil Danns' header pulled a goal back for the visitors after the break and Andre Moritz's penalty restored parity.

But McManaman steered in the winner with 22 minutes left.

Rosler factfile

Born: Altenberg, East Germany on 15 November, 1968

Played for: Lokomotiv Leipzig (87-88), Chemie Leipzig (88-89), FC Magdeburg (89-90), Dynamo Dresden (90-92), FC Nuremberg (92-94), Man City (94-98), Kaiserslautern (98-99), Tennis Borussia Berlin (99-00), Southampton (00-02), SpVgg Unterhaching (02), Lillestrom (02-03)

International caps: Five for East Germany in 1990

Managed: Lillestrom (04-06), Viking (06-09), Molde (10), Brentford (11-13), Wigan Athletic (13-present)

The last time Latics played at the DW Stadium they were under Owen Coyle's watch and were three goals down against Derby inside 30 minutes, eventually losing 3-1.

A fortnight on and with Rosler now in the home technical area, Wigan's up-field pressing quickly reaped rewards.

Striker Grant Holt was on the end of Watson's back-post cross and Matt Mills, losing the physical tussle with the former Norwich striker, saw the ball ricochet into his outstretched arm.

Referee Kevin Friend initially ignored the hosts' appeals only to point to the spot on the advice of his assistant and, from the resulting penalty, Watson fired Wigan ahead.

The lead doubled soon after as Chris McCann's weak shot ballooned in the air and Powell, on loan from Manchester United, connected with a bicycle kick which looped over Andy Lonergan in the Bolton goal.

In a pulsating derby, Dougie Freedman's men pulled a goal back four minutes after the restart when, after Scott Carson pushed Moritz's free-kick away, the midfielder put the ball back in where Danns was on hand to halve the deficit with his head.

Looking for a leveller, Moritz stung Carson's palms from 30 yards and Danns then hit the crossbar with a flicked header, before Friend levelled the penalty count.

Lee Chung-yong went down clutching his face with Emmerson Boyce's boot raised high and, to Wigan's fury, a spot kick was awarded with Moritz converting.

The hosts were ahead again just four minutes later as McManaman side-footed home from Boyce's flicked header.

Bolton pushed forward for the leveller with Joe Mason squandering a golden opportunity by poking wide after Moritz's run.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Wigan Athletic

  • 01 Carson
  • 17 Boyce Booked
  • 22 Beausejour (Crainey - 52' )
  • 07 McCann
  • 21 Ramis
  • 25 Barnett
  • 16 McArthur
  • 08 Watson (Perch - 73' )
  • 09 Holt (McClean - 53' )
  • 19 Powell Booked
  • 15 McManaman

Substitutes

  • 03 Crainey
  • 11 McClean
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 14 Jordi Gómez
  • 24 Perch
  • 31 Keane
  • 32 Fortuné

Bolton Wanderers

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 21 Pratley (Beckford - 79' )
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 18 Danns (Davies - 83' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 26 Mason
  • 14 Moritz
  • 27 Lee Booked (Hall - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Eagles
  • 10 Beckford
  • 11 Hall
  • 12 Knight
  • 16 Davies
  • 37 Lee-Barrett
  • 44 Kamara
Ref: Kevin Friend
Att: 19,226

Match Stats

Shots

14 16

On target

5 9

Corners

5 10

Fouls

14 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton Wanderers 2.

90:00 +5:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton Wanderers 2.

90:00 +4:23 Booking

Booking Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +4:15

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:15

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

90:00 +3:50

Attempt missed. Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

90:00 +3:34

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by James Perch.

90:00 +2:56

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

90:00 +2:48

Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:49

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Davies.

90:00 +0:57

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Emmerson Boyce.

89:02

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

88:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Robert Hall replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

88:14

Delay in match André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

87:19

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

86:48

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Carson.

86:46

Attempt saved. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Mason.

82:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Mark Davies replaces Neil Danns.

78:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jermaine Beckford replaces Darren Pratley.

78:01

Attempt missed. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross.

76:41

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Callum McManaman.

76:17

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:17

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic).

75:28

Foul by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

75:28

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

74:08

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum McManaman with a cross.

72:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Perch replaces Ben Watson.

67:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Bolton Wanderers 2. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emmerson Boyce with a headed pass following a corner.

67:14

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tim Ream.

66:55

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

66:55

Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:39

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

65:17

Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:17

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

64:54

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

64:28

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jay Spearing.

63:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 2. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

62:25 Booking

Booking Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

62:22 Booking

Booking Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

61:08

Penalty Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong draws a foul in the penalty area.

61:08

Penalty conceded by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

59:18

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:18

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

57:49

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by André Moritz.

57:12

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

56:27

Attempt saved. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Pratley.

55:07

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.

53:20

Attempt saved. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

52:42

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

52:42

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

52:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James McClean replaces Grant Holt.

51:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey replaces Jean Beausejour.

50:41

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:41

Foul by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

50:09

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Nick Powell.

49:30

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Callum McManaman.

48:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 1. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross.

48:14

Attempt saved. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

47:30

Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:30

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

46:51

Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:51

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

46:17

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

45:00

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:22

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Neil Danns is caught offside.

45:00 +0:14

Hand ball by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

44:22

Attempt missed. Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by André Moritz with a cross following a corner.

44:01

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Chris McCann.

41:15

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns tries a through ball, but Alex Baptiste is caught offside.

41:14

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Mason.

38:58

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

38:58

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:06

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Kevin McNaughton tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

37:43

Attempt saved. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

37:40

Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a cross.

34:05

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong tries a through ball, but Alex Baptiste is caught offside.

32:17

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:17

Foul by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

31:32

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

31:32

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:15

Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

28:24

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:24

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

28:17

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McNaughton with a cross.

27:18

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:03

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

23:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Bolton Wanderers 0. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

23:52

Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

22:17

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

22:17

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:23

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:23

Foul by Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic).

19:37

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Watson.

17:33

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:33

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

15:13

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

15:13

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:45

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Lee Chung-Yong is caught offside.

12:30

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:30

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

10:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

8:59

Penalty conceded by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

8:42

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

8:30

Attempt blocked. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum McManaman.

8:23

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nick Powell.

6:03

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

4:43

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Beausejour with a cross following a corner.

4:06

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

0:52

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

0:52

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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