Latics tasted the sweetness of a home victory for the first time since August with a two goals to one win over Brighton.
A Tim Chow first half goal was cancelled out after the break, but James Perch scored what turned out to be the winner with just nine minutes remaining.
After the final whistle both bosses, Gary Caldwell and a somewhat confused Chris Hughton, spoke to the media, let’s take a look at what they had to say:
Latics boss Gary Caldwell – ‘I’m thrilled; it was a long and hard 90 minutes again and we went through all the emotions, we’re really delighted to win’
‘Also to give the fans something to cheer about, it’s been a hard season for them so that win gives them a bit of hope and kept us in with a shout and we still believe we’ve got an opportunity to stay in this league.
‘At the end when they threw balls into the box, I thought the players stood up like men and our back four suddenly came alive, put their bodies on the line and that’s what we’re going to need if we’re going to be successful.
‘We’ll enjoy it tonight, recover and focus again ready for next week.’
Caldwell and Hughton
By permission of Bernard Platt/Wigan Athletic
Brighton boss Chris Hughton – ‘It was a game we should never have lost’
‘We weren’t good enough in that first half, and if you’re going through parts of a game when you’re not at your best, you’ve got to remain resolute.
‘We’ve conceded what I thought was a poor goal in that first half, but what we did do was come out better for the second half.
‘We got back into the game at 1-1, and for 15 minutes it looked like if one team was going to go on and win the game it was going to be us.
‘We had them under pressure at this stage, but you’ve got to do one of two things in that position.
‘You’ve got to either score – and we had a very good chance to do that – or you’ve got to be resolute enough to make sure you don’t concede.
‘We then conceded another poor goal and, at that stage, it becomes difficult because you’ve got to throw more men forward and it becomes even more open.
‘On the first-half performance, we didn’t deserve to get anything out of the game.
‘On the second-half performance, it was a game we should never have lost.’