16:51 Wednesday 01 January 2014

FULL-TIME: Derby County 0, Wigan Athletic 1

Written byDOM MILLS

OFF TARGET . . . Jake Buxton sent a header wide in the latter stages of Derby County's 1-0 reverse against Wigan Athletic at the iPro Stadium OFF TARGET . . . Jake Buxton sent a header wide in the latter stages of Derby County's 1-0 reverse against Wigan Athletic at the iPro Stadium

DERBY County's nine-game unbeaten run was ended by a Jean Beausejour strike in the 69th minute of the New Year's Day clash against Wigan Athletic at the iPro Stadium.

In a strangely toothless display from the Championship's top scorers in the first hour, the Rams managed just one shot on target against a formidable Wigan Athletic side fighting to mount a belated promotion charge.

Beausejour's left-footed effort sparked Derby into life.

Simon Dawkins and Jeff Hendrick had efforts blocked before Will Hughes was denied by Latics keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

Jake Buxton sent a header wide in the latter stages before Chris Martin also struck wide from close range.

Derby and Wigan had not played out a draw in 12 previous competitive meetings.

That sequence or results without a draw continues, but sadly for the Rams, this time it was the Latics who claimed all three points despite six minutes of injury time.

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