May 4, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​The Hawthorns
West BromWest Bromwich Albion
WiganWigan Athletic
McAuley (50'), Long (29')
Ridgewell (9'), Jones (39'), McAuley (76'), Brown (90')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Koné (39'), McManaman (80'), McArthur (58')
Maloney (57'), Golobart (67'), Scharner (90')

Result: Wigan Athletic come from behind twice to take three points

Wigan Athletic come from behind twice to win 3-2 at The Hawthorns.

Wigan Athletic came behind twice against West Bromwich Albion to gain three vital points in the relegation battle at the foot of the Premier League this afternoon.

Wigan Athletic dominated the opening proceedings, and Ben Watson - making his first appearance for the Latics since November - was at the centre of much of the visitors' play.

However, it was the home side who opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, after good work between West Brom's forwards. Romelu Lukaku played a ball into the right-hand channel for Markus Rosenberg, who squared the ball for Shane Long, who slid in to knock the ball home.

West Bromwich Albion's Shane Long celebrates after he scores against Wigan on May 4, 2013© Clint Hughes / PA Photos

Five minutes before half time, Wigan equalised after a swift breakaway. The ball was fed to Jean Beausejour, whose cross was met by Arouna Kone, who headed in his 13th goal of the season.

West Brom took the lead again at the start of the second half. Graham Dorrans floated a free kick into the area, which was met by an unmarked Gareth McAuley to nod in from eight yards out.

The Latics showed the spirit that has rescued them from many a relegation battle as they fought back to equalise yet again.

James McArthur scored with his second touch of the game, just seconds after coming on, as he met Shaun Maloney's cross with a diving header.

Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman celebrates scoring against West Brom on May 4, 2013© PA Photos

With 10 minutes left on the clock, Shaun Maloney beat a couple of defenders, before pulling the ball back for Callum McManaman to tap home from six yards out.

In the final five minutes of added time, James McArthur cleared the ball off the line to ensure Wigan held on to a three vital points in the battle for survival.

West Bromwich Albion's Shane Long celebrates after he scores against Wigan on May 4, 2013
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