Arouna Kone notched a late winner as Wigan beat Norwich 1-0 to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone.
Wigan were lacklustre for an hour but the threat on the Norwich goal grew and grew and, after Antolin Alcaraz had seen a header cleared off the line, it was Kone who fired home nine minutes from time from the edge of the box after he was picked out by Jordi Gomez.
The win sees Roberto Martinez's side climb above Aston Villa on goal difference with 30 points, four behind Norwich.
Last season a point at Carrow Road in March provided the impetus for the Latics to win seven of their last 10 games and engineer a great escape and Martinez will be hoping for more of the same with three league wins now out of their last four matches.
The visitors are also not clear of the relegation scrap and they began well, with striker Kei Kamara looking a threat, but they did not trouble Joel Robles in the home goal.
The hosts were also struggling to make an impact but they did put togeth...