Chris Hutchings decision to make wholesale changes to the side backfired as Wigan were beaten 1-0 by Championship side Hull City.
The Latic’s gaffer made 8 changes to his starting line up and although we had quite a few decent opportunities, Hull’s back line threw everything in the way to stop themselves conceding.
Worryingly for Wigan, our ‘back up’ strike force rarely gave the keeper very much to do; Folan forced a good save whilst Camara just didn’t get into the game.
Stuart Elliot scored the Tiger’s goal, sweetly volleying a miscued clearance by Granqvist. The Swede tried to clear the ball from his own 18 yard line, only for it to balloon up in the air and land perfectly on the boot of Elliott.
The introduction of Koumas livened things up a bit, but even he couldn’t kick start the forwards.
Cotterill should probably have earned a penalty after being felled in the box and Aghahowa was 2 inches away from giving the home fans a rendition of his triple back summersault goal celebration.
In the end Hull held out to book their place in the next round and Wigan can now concentrate on their trip to Newcastle at the weekend.