Match ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Derby County 1.
Martyn Waghorn's 93rd-minute goal rescued Derby County a draw at Wigan Athletic as they scored their first goal in seven Championship away games.
The Latics had the better of the game and looked set for their first win in 12 when Joe Garner hooked the ball into the top corner after a header from former Rams midfielder Michael Jacobs.
But Phillip Cocu's Derby - who had failed to score away since 2 October - earned an unlikely point with Waghorn's powerful, low half-volley inside the box as the hosts failed to clear a long throw.
Wigan fall to the bottom of the table on goals scored after Stoke beat Sheffield Wednesday, while Derby remain 17th, six points above the drop zone.
The game - between the Championship's two lowest scorers - had look destined for a stalemate as both sides lacked quality in the final third, despite plenty of endeavour.
Antonee Robinson struck the post for Wigan in the first half, with Derby's Curtis Davies miscuing a header when unmarked at the far post.
The second half was less eventful until Garner's acrobatic finish, and the visitors did not look like scoring before Waghorn lashed the ball home against his former club - his shot creeping in despite Cedric Kipre's best attempts at blocking the ball.
Paul Cook's Wigan are without a home win in six attempts while Derby's wait for an away triumph stretches to 11 matches, though this point did end a six-game losing streak on the road.
Wigan manager Paul Cook:
"Someone's been marking Martyn Waghorn for 92 minutes, and in the 93rd minute, someone wasn't marking Martyn Waghorn.
"That's football, and I will take the blame for these lads, because the learning curve is quite brutal.
"We know we should have more points on the board, and any fair-minded observer would agree with that.
"The reality is we haven't, and we have to live with that."
Derby boss Phillip Cocu:
"They didn't create too much, apart from free-kicks and corners, and I think in the second half we were much better.
"We were better on the ball, we used the space better, and we created chances on goal. If we'd have managed to score the first goal, it would have given us the boost we needed.
"But we showed a good attitude, and we were determined to go to the last second to get a positive result.
"In the end I think a draw was a fair result, and it's a positive and important result after so many recent defeats."
- 8EvansBooked at 61mins
- 7PilkingtonSubstituted forGarnerat 64'minutes
- 17JacobsSubstituted forDunkleyat 90+3'minutes
- 10WindassSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutes
- 37BogleBooked at 30mins
- 5BielikBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBirdat 44'minutes
- 38KnightSubstituted forWhittakerat 84'minutes
- 10LawrenceBooked at 43mins
- 19MartinSubstituted forMarriottat 60'minutes
- Jarred Gillett
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Derby County 1.
Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Derby County 1. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Marriott.
Attempt missed. Jack Marriott (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Cheyenne Dunkley replaces Michael Jacobs.
Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Morgan Whittaker (Derby County).
Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Morgan Whittaker (Derby County).
Substitution, Derby County. Morgan Whittaker replaces Jason Knight.
Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).
Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Martyn Waghorn is caught offside.
Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Derby County 0. Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a headed pass.
Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.
Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jayden Bogle (Derby County).
Foul by Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic).
Max Lowe (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.