Bolton Wanderers moved out of the Championship relegation zone after they eased to a 3-1 win against Wigan at the Macron Stadium on Friday night.
It was the away side who started the better of the two teams, with Uwe Rosler’s men twice hitting the woodwork in the first half, and they were unlucky not to go into the break at least a goal up.
It was Bolton who took the initiative after the break, as Max Clayton slid home through Scott Carson’s legs following Lee Chung-Yong’s through-ball.
Craig Davies doubled the hosts’ lead just five minutes later after he headed home following Liam Feeney’s centre from out wide.
The game was all but over after Leon Barnett gave away a penalty after sliding in on Matt Mills. South Korea international Chung-Yong, who had an excellent game once again, stepped up and blasted the ball past Latics keeper Scott Carson.
There was hope for the away side late on when Callum McManaman pulled one back with 12 minutes to go, but the Trotters held on to their lead.
The three points saw Neil Lennon’s side move up to 18th place on 17 points while Wigan, who have won just once since August, drop further down.
Lennon’s appointment has worked wonders at the Macron, and the Trotters have won four of the six games since the Northern Irishman took charge.
Lennon’s men make the trip to struggling Blackpool after the upcoming international break.