Wigan win relegation six-pointer to give themselves a chance of survival

Wigan Athletic gave themselves a fighting chance of Championship survival with a 2-1 victory at Rotherham United on Saturday.

Jermaine Pennant scored two first half free-kicks as Wigan moved to within six points of Championship safety with a 2-1 victory over Rotherham at the weekend.

The former Arsenal and Liverpool winger was the catalyst as the Latics secured their third consecutive away win following successes over Blackpool and Norwich City.

The result gives Malky Mackay and his men a fighting chance of survival, especially considering Rotherham are the team they are hoping to catch.

If the Millers had been victorious then they would have moved 12 points clear of their rivals, which would surely have seen Wigan all-but relegated.

However, the weekend result makes the relegation picture in the Championship much more entertaining for the neutral, especially with the momentum appearing to be on Wigan’s side after their recent form.

Should Mackay find a way to pick up their home form, which has seen them remarkably fail to win at the DW Stadium since August, Wigan will definitely be in with a shout of pulling off a stunning turnaround and retaining their Championship status.

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