Winger Viv Solomon-Otabor provided two assists as Wigan Athletic secured a huge result in their fight for survival in Sky Bet League One as they recorded a 3-0 victory over MK Dons at the DW Stadium.
Latics were dominant in large periods of games, and today made their dominance and possession count as goals from George Johnston, Callum Lang and Joe Dodoo handed the home side all three points.
Latics were lively in the opening stages of the game, and with Viv Solomon-Otabor the crime fighter.
They deservedly opened the scoring after 24 minutes through Johnston. Solomon-Otabor was able to beat his defender on the left-hand side before lifting the ball nicely to the far post where Johnston was on hand to brilliantly guide his header past Fisher to grab his first goal in senior football.
After holding firm following a period of extended pressure from the away side, Latics had a platform to build themselves into the second half, and made it count as Lang doubled the home side’s advantage.
Outstanding defensive work from Funso Ojo dispossessed the Dons inside their half, before the ball was moved out to Massey on the right-hand side. The Latics winger crossed into the centre of the penalty area and Lang headed home unmarked with Fisher rooted to the spot.
With that second goal handing Latics a huge platform to take all three points, they quickly turned a two-goal lead into three as Dodoo tapped home to seal it.
A poor backwards pass to Fisher forced the error from the Dons keeper under pressure from Dodoo. Solomon-Otabor intercepted the loose pass and drove into the box, drawing in the keeper and setting up Dodoo to simply slot home to grab Latics’ third.