Wigan left Home Park with all three points courtesy of first half goals from Viv Solomon-Otabor and Curtis Tilt, to claim a 2-0 win against Plymouth Argyle.
The three points backed up Saturday’s thumping 3-0 win against MK Dons, helping to lift Leam Richardson and Gregor Rioch’s side out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.
Both sides raced out of the blocks to create an end-to-end half of football, but Latics were that bit quicker than their hosts and deserved their 13th minute lead courtesy of Solomon-Otabor’s first goal in Latics colours.
Callum Lang’s constant pressure on the Plymouth back line allowed Gavin Massey to claim his second assist in as many games, with his low cross proving the perfect delivery for Solomon-Otabor to slam home.
Lang and Solomon-Otabor both had chances to double Latics’ advantage, whilst at the other end, Luke Jephcott hit the cross bar, a deflected effort off Tilt hit the post and Jamie Jones pulled off an excellent save to deny former Latics man Lewis Macleod.
Evans’ return to the team complimented the tenacity of Funso Ojo superbly in the middle of the park, and the Welshman’s set pieces were testing Plymouth as well.
His 31st minute corner led to the ball being recycled on the right side between Tendayi Darikwa and Massey, with the latter teeing the former up to cross to the near post, and just like that, Tilt headed home to double the lead.
It will be recalled that Solomon-Otabor suffered a serious ankle injury in a league game with Plymouth Argyle on October 24, 2020.
Prior to his spell on the sidelines he was having a very good season, starting Wigan’s first eight games of the season and providing two assists.
The 25-year-old attracted interest from Charlton Athletic and Doncaster Rovers before extending his stay at the DW Stadium.
The Super Eagles prospect has emerged as a key player since joining the Latics in 2020.