Paul Cook said his side’s first goal came at a vital time – while they’re second added a ‘totally false’ outlook to the score.

Lee Evans pounced on a mistake by Christian Walton to put the Latics ahead, a lead they doubled in injury time through fellow substitute Michael Jacobs.

Rovers had enjoyed their best period of the match after the introduction of Adam Armstrong midway through the second half, and Tony Mowbray felt his side controlled large parts of the second half.

But Wigan came up with the goal, Evans slamming the ball home from close range, before a breakaway saw them add a second as Rovers chased an equaliser.

And Cook said: "It was a very, very tough game for us, I thought it was a really good game.

"You had two teams playing different approaches at times, different formations, and it was a challenge for both managers.

"I genuinely felt Blackburn had taken control of the game in the second half, and then we go and score the first goal at a vital time.

"Great credit to my players, they've got this never-say-die attitude at the minute, and they deserve all the credit for digging in.

"The second goal at the end gives in my opinion a totally false scoreline, it was never a 2-0 comfortable victory for Wigan.

"But we're delighted with the result and delighted with the three points."

The win made it five wins and a draw from their last six matches, with Wigan having not conceded a goal in that time.

David Marshall was overly stretched by Rovers, his best save coming from a Dominic Samuel header moments after Evans had opened the scoring.

"It's a team game, you win as a team and you lose as a team," Cook added.

"You defend as a team and you attack as a team.

"I won't be singling people out, because it's not what I like to do."

Wigan have a 100 per cent record since the re-start, with Cook being among the biggest critics of football getting back underway without fans.

And after tasting life behind closed doors at the DW Stadium, Cook explained: "I don't enjoy the games the way they are.

"I'm a big Liverpool fan, as is well-publicised. Football without fans will never be a sport.

"Obviously we must respect what's going on in the country, which is correct, but hopefully we can get fans back in sooner rather than later."