Three memorable moments against Nottingham Forest ahead of our clash in the Sky Bet Championship.
- A closer look at previous meetings between Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest.
- As Latics prepare to host Nottingham Forest at the DW Stadium we step back in time to some of our favourite matches.
- Our first ever meeting, our first ever home win and the fabulous four at the City Ground!
Wigan Athletic 2 Nottingham Forest 2 - Saturday 22 November 2003
Andy Liddell provided the drama in our first ever meeting with Nottingham Forest back in 2003 when he equalised following a brace of scrappy goals from John Thompson and Marlon Harewood for the visitors.
Nathan Ellington had Latics in front in the first half with an excellent finish beyond Darren Ward, but Latics were left to sweat when both Thompson and Harewood took advantage of hesistant Latics defending the bundle the ball home and take a 2-1 lead.
Liddell's fine finish found the bottom left corner to seal a point in the Championship.
Latics: Filan, Breckin, Eaden, Jackson, McCulloch, Baines, Jarrett, Bullard, Ellington, Liddell, Horsfield
Subs: Walsh, De Vos, Lawrence, Teale, Roberts
Nottingham Forest: Ward, Louis-Jean, Dawson (Walker 32), Robertson, Thompson, Gunnarsson, Bopp, Reid, McPhail, Taylor, Harewood
Subs: Roche, Sonner, Jess, Williams
Wigan Athletic 2 Nottingham Forest 1 - Saturday 31 August 2013
Goals from Shaun Maloney and Jordi Gomez helped Latics to come back from behind against Nottingham Forest as Latics extended their unbeaten home run in the Sky Bet Championship to three matches, with the 2-1 win earning Owen Coyle's side their first victory of the season at the DW Stadium.
Andy Reid's stunning free kick crashed in off the post inside eight minutes, but Latics were right back on level terms six minutes later when Maloney converted from the penalty spot.
Gomez had Latics ahead before the break when he pounced on a rebound after Marc-Antoine Fortune struck the cross bar.
Latics: Carson, Rogne, Boyce, Barnett, McCarthy, Watson (McCann 77), Maloney, Gomez, Espinoza (McArthur 65), Beausejour, Fortune (McClean 86)
Subs: Nicholls, Crainey, Perch, Dicko
Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Lichaj, Halford (Miller 77), Wilson, Hobbs, Guedioura (Harding 45), Cohen, Lansbury, Reid, Majewski (Paterson 73), Mackie
Subs: De Vries, Collins, Derbyshire, Cox
Nottingham Forest 1 Wigan Athletic 4 - Saturday 1 March 2014
Latics thrashed Forest and provided themselves with the perfect preparation for the FA Cup quarter final against Manchester City thanks to goals from Martyn Waghorn, Emmerson Boyce, James McArthur and a stunning long range strike by Jordi Gomez.
Waghorn gave Latics the lead midway through the first half, only for Jamie Paterson to equalise for the hosts, but Uwe Rosler's men kicked into a completely different gear to rock the City Ground crowd in the final 24 minutes.
Captain Boyce pulled Latics back in front before McArthur extended the lead 19 minutes from time, but it was Gomez who stole the show with a beautiful long range effort to wrap things up in stoppage time.
The victory was our fourth in a spell of six consecutive Sky Bet Championship wins and the fifth game fo a 10-match unbeaten streak in all competitions.
Nottingham Forest: Darlow, Lichaj (Collins 46), Fox, Halford, Lascelles, Jara (Abdoun 74), Greening (Djebbour 69), Majewski, Mackie, Paterson, Cox
Subs: De Vries, Harding, Gomis, Derbyshire
Latics: Al Habsi, Boyce, Perch, Barnett, McCann, McClean, Gomez, McArthur, Beausejour (Crainey 55), Maynard (Fortune 77), Waghorn (Tunnicliffe 78)
Subs: Nicholls, Ramis, McEachran, McManaman