Hugo Rodallega celebrates the second of his two goals against Burnley
By Les Roopanarine
Hugo Rodallega scored twice as Wigan condemned Burnley to their first home defeat of the season.
Steven Fletcher scored an early opener from Robbie Blake's centre.
But Wigan equalised in bizarre fashion, Rodallega slotting home unopposed when Brian Jensen slipped after twisting an ankle, forcing his substitution.
Jason Scotland set up Rodallega's second, with Emmerson Boyce turning in a corner as Burnley lost at Turf Moor for the first time since February.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez thus achieves a feat that proved beyond Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this season, just as he did in January when he guided Swansea to victory at the same venue.
A match billed as a face-off between two of the Premier League's most progressive young managers delivered in style, producing plenty of incisive passing and flowing, intelligent movement.
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In an echo of last weekend's derby defeat at Ewood Park, Burnley took just four minutes to open the scoring.
Gathering a short throw-in on the left touchline, Blake jinked past Mario Melchiot to deliver a far-post cross that rendered goalkeeper Chris Kirkland and defensive colleague Boyce flat-footed bystanders.
Fletcher's finish was not the cleanest - the ball ricocheting off his right shin before flying into the roof of the net - but it was enough to give the Scotland international his fifth goal of the season in all competitions.
Wigan responded in spirited fashion, Mohamed Diame trying his luck from range before Rodallega and Melchiot forced two good saves in quick succession from Jensen.
If that suggested a return to form for the strapping Dane after his strangely tentative showing against Blackburn last Sunday, Jensen's afternoon was soon to take an ignominious turn for the worse.
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There seemed little obvious danger when Melchiot evaded the attentions of Andre Bikey to hoist a cross towards Rodallega.
But as Jensen went forward to collect, his ankle inexplicably caved in and he crashed to the turf, leaving Rodallega to roll home the simplest chance he is likely to have all season.
Jensen limped from the field soon afterwards, nursing an injury to his right ankle and, no doubt, a more serious wound to his professional pride.
His replacement, the Peru international Diego Penny, was not called into action until late in the first period, when he comfortably gathered an effort from Jordi Gomez, the Spanish midfielder introduced following an injury to left-back Maynor Figueroa.
Figueroa's departure saw Charles N'Zogbia pressed into service as an ersatz full-back - a source of defensive vulnerability that Burnley were not slow to exploit as they finished the first half strongly.
By then Burnley had weathered a miniature storm from Wigan, who briefly dominated as Owen Coyle's men sought to regroup in the wake of Jensen's departure.
Chris Eagles brushed Kirkland's side-netting with a notable effort early in the second half, but just as it seemed that Coyle had won the battle of the half-time team talks, Wigan took the lead.
Scotland gathered a sweeping cross-field pass before holding the ball up for Rodallega, who drove across Kirkland from the edge of the area, peeling off in celebration as his shot rebounded in off the far post.
With Burnley's proud home record at stake, Coyle introduced David Nugent to the fray, briefly invigorating the home attack.
But with the matching drawing to a close, Scharner's corner found Boyce at the back post, and the defender's unerring close-range finish ensured there would be no reprieve for the Clarets.
For Wigan this was a resoundingly positive response to Melchiot's midweek demand that the Latics - winners this season against Aston Villa and Chelsea - show a more ruthless edge against the league's less feted teams.
For Burnley, whose home form has been key to their mid-table position, it was a defeat that punctures an aura of impregnability and, perhaps, the onset of a long, hard winter.
Burnley manager Owen Coyle: "If you lose any game it's disappointing. We've also lost our unbeaten home record, but there were a lot of pleasing aspects within it.
"There were big chunks of that game we controlled, we had numerous opportunities after starting the game well and scoring a terrific goal, only to concede a truly bizarre equaliser.
"There was no danger. The ball was played through, Brian came to collect it, and he has twisted his ankle in the process.
"You can prepare your team all week, but that is something you just cannot legislate for."
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez on Hugo Rodallega's two-goal contribution: "His work rate was exceptional, but then he is a clinical finisher and to have that instinct in your play is a massive asset.
"I was pleased because sometimes as a striker you work really hard and you don't get your rewards, but he got his.
"I felt the performance was exceptional from everyone, and it would be unfair to single anyone out.
"But when you've a player who has that clinical finish in him, it allows you to convert performances into good results, and Hugo did that."
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