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31 January 2014

Ahead of Latics v Charlton at the DW we take a look at the last meeting at home.

With Charlton Athletic set to visit the DW Stadium, we bring you another look into the past as we focus on the last time Wigan Athletic hosted the Addicks.

Wigan Athletic 3 Charlton Athletic 2
Premier League
Saturday 11 November 2006
JJB Stadium

McCulloch 13
Camara 41
Jackson 78

De Zeeuw o.g. 52
M.Bent 90

Less than a year after scoring a hat trick against the Addicks at the JJB Stadium, Henri Camara was at it again, this time with a stunning volley during Latics’ exciting 3-2 victory as they made it four Premier League wins in a row.

Lee McCulloch got the ball rolling early in the first half and substitute Matt Jackson added Latics’ third after an unfortunate own goal from Arjan De Zeeuw gave Charlton a lifeline.

Future Latics man Marcus Bent grabbed a well taken consolation in the final moments, but Paul Jewell’s men held on for the three points to move up to eighth in the Premier League.

Latics started the day 11th with Charlton bottom of the table, but on a good run which had seen Iain Dowie’s men go three games without conceding a goal.

The nature of their first goal conceded in the league for a month was one to forget for defender Souleymane Diawara who misjudged a Chris Kirkland clearance, allowing McCulloch to steal in and lash home from the edge of the area past future Latics ‘keeper Scott Carson.

Before the break another long ball from Kirkland caught Diawara out again as his dismal afternoon continued.

McCulloch’s movement dragged Diawara out of position, allowing Camara to produce a moment of class as he volleyed from the right side of the edge of the area and over Carson’s head.

A running theme of defensive errors continued, but this time Charlton were on the receiving end of some good fortune, when a header by Diawara was skimmed off the thigh of Latics defender Andy Webster and into the path of Darren Bent and De Zeeuw, with the Dutch defender unfortunately putting the ball past his own goalkeeper.

With less than 15 minutes remaining, second half sub Jackson restored Latics’ two-goal lead when he rose above the Charlton defence to meet Kevin Kilbane’s in-swinging free kick, heading in for 3-1.

The Addicks couldn’t do enough to offer a nervy ending for the hosts, but Marcus Bent did add a late consolation with a timely finish when he latched onto the end of a Hermann Hreidarsson pass.

Latics: Kirkland, Boyce, De Zeeuw, Baines, Webster (Jackson 75), Cotterill (Valencia 57), Landzaat (Wright 60), McCulloch, Scharner, Kilbane, Camara

Charlton: Carson, Young, Diawara (Kishishev 75), Hreidarsson, El Karkouri, Holland (Hasselbaink 46), Ambrose (M.Bent 84), Faye, Thomas, Reid, D.Bent

Following the game then Latics manager Paul Jewell said:

"It's no mean feat to claim four straight Premier League wins."

@benitlatics91 recalled the game, Tweeting:

"I remember the rain, it was horrendous, quality game though."

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