Chris Brown scored twice as Doncaster ended Wigan's eight-match unbeaten run with a comprehensive win at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Paul Keegan picked out Brown for the forward to open the scoring for the home side after six minutes.

James Coppinger added a second after a goalmouth scramble involving Richie Wellens just after half-time.

After James Husband was fouled by Tyias Browning, Brown scored Doncaster's third from the spot.

Paul Dickov's team are now only in the relegation zone on goal difference, while Wigan are five points off the play-offs following their first loss since the 2-1 defeat in Maribor on 12 December.

Coppinger clipped a shot wide after an impressive dribble before Brown finished from Keegan's cross.

Wigan newboy Nicky Maynard had a shot tipped over by Ross Turnbull and Nick Powell then put too much power on a lob.

Latics goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi denied Wellens but Coppinger turned in the rebound before Brown converted from the spot for his fifth goal of the season.

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov:

"We've shown exactly what we are capable of. There are 20 games left and we have to perform like that in every one.

"If we do, we won't have any problem at all staying out of the bottom three.

"Chris Brown was magnificent and deservedly scored a couple of goals, but he flogs himself to death every game and we need to bring someone in to help him out."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler:

"We weren't at our best and I think the run of games we've had recently caught up with us.

"We never really got the ball down or had enough penetration to hurt them. All credit to Doncaster, they deserved to win.

"It's how we bounce back now that's important and I'm looking forward to seeing a reaction from my players because collectively we were not at the races."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 17 Tamas Booked
  • 03 Husband
  • 18 Keegan Booked (Furman - 78' )
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 20 Méité
  • 07 Duffy
  • 19 Wellens (De Val - 91' )
  • 09 Brown
  • 25 Forrester (Cotterill - 82' )
  • 26 Coppinger

Substitutes

  • 02 Quinn
  • 04 Furman
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 13 Maxted
  • 21 De Val
  • 30 Peterson
  • 31 Stevens

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 31 Browning
  • 22 Beausejour
  • 08 Watson (Fortuné - 65' )
  • 17 Boyce
  • 25 Barnett
  • 16 McArthur
  • 07 McCann
  • 19 Powell
  • 29 Maynard (Espinoza - 80' )
  • 14 Jordi Gómez (McManaman - 61' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 03 Crainey
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 15 McManaman
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 24 Perch
  • 30 Kiernan
  • 32 Fortuné
Ref: Keith Hill
Att: 8,331

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 1

Corners

7 7

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0.

90:00 +4:33 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0.

90:00 +3:47

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Husband.

90:00 +2:59

Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:59

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

90:00 +0:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Marc replaces Richard Wellens.

89:15

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

89:15

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:26

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Coppinger.

87:58

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dean Furman.

87:03

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

84:04

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris McCann.

83:24

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:24

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

82:29

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Ross Turnbull tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Harry Forrester.

79:22

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Chris Brown tries a through ball, but Mark Duffy is caught offside.

79:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Nicky Maynard.

78:16

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:16

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

77:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Dean Furman replaces Paul Keegan.

77:02 Booking

Booking Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:56

Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:56

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

75:43

Attempt blocked. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Beausejour.

73:17

Foul by Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers).

73:17

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:03

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

73:03

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

72:04 Booking

Booking Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:58

James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:58

Foul by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).

68:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 3, Wigan Athletic 0. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

67:19

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. James Husband draws a foul in the penalty area.

67:19

Penalty conceded by Tyias Browning (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

66:30

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

66:30

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

65:43

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

64:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Ben Watson.

61:24

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

61:24

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman replaces Jordi Gómez.

59:59

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

59:18

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Husband tries a through ball, but James Coppinger is caught offside.

58:54

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

58:54

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:39

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

55:44

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

55:44

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:34

Delay in match Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

52:59

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:59

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

51:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Wigan Athletic 0. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

51:36

Attempt saved. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

46:58

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

46:58

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers).

45:59

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

45:34

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Abdoulaye Méité.

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 +3:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 +2:40

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

45:00 +2:05

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +2:05

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

45:00 +1:33

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

45:00 +1:05

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris McCann.

45:00 +1:04

Attempt blocked. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Forrester with a cross.

43:00 Booking

Booking Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:34

Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

42:34

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers).

40:54

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

40:18

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jordi Gómez tries a through ball, but Nicky Maynard is caught offside.

40:12

Attempt blocked. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

39:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

38:49

Delay in match Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

36:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

35:28

Delay in match Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

35:14

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

35:14

Foul by Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers).

33:24

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

33:24

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:15

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

33:15

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

31:41

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

31:41

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

31:02

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

31:02

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

30:28

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger tries a through ball, but Gabriel Tamas is caught offside.

29:35

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jean Beausejour.

29:04

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris McCann.

28:58

Attempt blocked. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27:01

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Chris McCann tries a through ball, but Nick Powell is caught offside.

26:01

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Husband tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

20:24

Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McArthur tries a through ball, but Jean Beausejour is caught offside.

19:23

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:23

Foul by Ben Watson (Wigan Athletic).

16:24

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers).

16:24

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

14:17

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

13:11

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

11:54

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

11:47

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

10:47

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Richard Wellens tries a through ball, but Harry Forrester is caught offside.

10:33

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Chris McCann.

8:54

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

8:20

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

7:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul Keegan with a cross.

5:30

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gabriel Tamas.

4:09

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Watson with a cross following a corner.

3:31

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Husband.

1:24

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

1:24

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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