Match report: Wigan Athletic 1 Rotherham United 0

Wigan v Millers
Wigan v Millers

Rotherham's away misery in the Championship continued after they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Wigan.

James Vaughan's second-half strike gave the Latics points at the DW Stadium to make it three defeats from three on the road for the Millers this season and 28 without an away win at this level going back to April 2016.

Paul Warne's men rallied in the final 10 minutes but could not find a leveller as they sign off for the international break on a low.

The first half was one-way traffic as Wigan dominated, with Marek Rodak saving from Callum Connolly, before Josh Windass aimed a free-kick just wide of the near post. 

Another half-chance for Wigan saw Windass redirect Nick Powell's shot from distance just wide, while on the stroke of half-time another free-kick from Lee Evans caused alarm in the Rotherham box, with Connolly heading it back across goal and Will Grigg steering the ball just wide.

The longer it went without Wigan scoring, the more encouragement Rotherham were getting, and they enjoyed their best spell after the restart, with Kyle Vassell sending an effort wide and Christian Walton making a brilliant stop to deny Ryan Williams.

But Wigan got the crucial breakthrough with 17 minutes remaining as Vaughan prodded home after fellow substitute Callum McManaman's shot was parried by Rodak.

Rotherham threw everything at Wigan in the final 15 minutes, but the home defence held firm to secure the victory.

Wigan: Walton, James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson, Evans, Morsy, Connolly, Powell (McManaman 60), Windass, Grigg (Vaughan 60)

Unused subs: Garner, Byrne, Bruce, Roberts, Jones

Rotherham: Rodak, Vyner, Raggett (Robertson 19), Wood (Proctor 77), Mattock, Taylor (Vassell 59), Vaulks, Ajayi, Manning, Williams, Smith

Unused subs: Bilboe, Palmer, Newell, Towell

Referee: Scott Duncan

Attendance: 9,584