Half-Time Report: Martyn Waghorn puts Wigan Athletic ahead

New manager of Wigan Athletic, Uwe Rosler, looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic at Hillsborough Stadium on December 18, 2013
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Wigan Athletic lead 1-0 against Leeds United thanks to Martyn Waghorn's first goal since signing permanently for the club.

Wigan Athletic lead 1-0 at half time against Leeds United after a relatively even first 45 minutes.

Martyn Waghorn, who had been on loan at the DW Stadium, broke the deadlock for the hosts just one day after signing permanently.

In a tight opening period the only real action came when James Perch was booked for an apparent elbow on Stephen Warnock as they went up for a header after two minutes.

The hosts passed the ball well but it was Leeds who had the best of the early exchanges, missing a couple of half-chances before almost conceding themselves when Perch connected with Jordi Gomez's cross but headed wide.

The former Newcastle United man continued to be involved, being penalised for another elbow but escaping this time without a second yellow card.

Wigan began to relax after that, passing the ball well and posing a threat through Gomez in particular. Their pressure told on 33 minutes when a good advantage by the referee allowed Waghorn collect the ball after a foul, and curl it into the bottom corner.

Leeds responded well to going behind but failed to really threaten the home defence before the break.

Callum McManaman of Wigan celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion on May 4, 2013
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