Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wigan Athletic

Chris Brown
Chris Brown

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.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler

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Post-match: Wigan manager Rosler

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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2618352057
2QPR2615741552
3Burnley2614931951
4Derby2614571647
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading261187941
7Brighton261097739
8Blackburn261079037
9Middlesbrough26998836
10Ipswich26998636
11Wigan251069236
12Leeds2610511035
13Huddersfield269710434
14Blackpool268810-832
15Watford257108531
16Bournemouth268711-1331
17Birmingham267811-229
18Bolton2661010-1128
19Sheff Wed255119-126
20Millwall266713-2325
21Charlton255911-924
22Doncaster266614-2124
23Yeovil255515-1720
24Barnsley254813-1920
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