Latics coast to win
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
A third minute strike from Lee McCulloch set The Latics on their way and they never looked back.
Andy Liddell (pictured) extended the lead on 36 minutes and put the icing on the cake with his second in injury-time.
Previous leaders Brentford preserved their unbeaten record but they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Luton.
Crewe were also frustrated in their attempts to make progress up the table as they scrapped out a scoreless stalemate at home to Chesterfield.
Ray Mathias had little to celebrate after being handed the managerial reins at Tranmere on a permanent basis, as Rovers were beaten 3-0 at Blackpool.
Second half goals from Keith Southern, John Hills and Scott Taylor secured the points for the hosts.
Queens Park Rangers compounded Mansfield's current woes with a thumping 4-0 triumph at Field Mill.
The hammering for The Stags comes on the back of their 5-0 home stuffing by Crewe last week, and the Second Division new boys have now lost three on the spin.
Paul Furlong put the visitors ahead after just six minutes and Danny Shittu (pictured) doubled the advantage three minutes after the interval.
A goal apiece inside the last five minutes from Kevin Gallen and Andy Thomson wrapped up the convincing win.
Huddersfield had Martin Smith's goal on the hour mark to thank for their narrow victory at home to Barnsley.
Oldham were forced to come from behind to claim the points at Meadow Lane after Paul Heffernan put Notts County into a 27th minute lead.
David Eyres levelled matters on 33 minutes and four minutes later Darren Sheridan put his team in front before Chris Killen wrapped up the win into the second half.
Swindon's nightmare run shows no signs of abating as they lost 2-1 at home to Port Vale, despite taking the lead through Andy Gurney on seven minutes.
But Marc Bridge-Wilkinson equalised within two minutes and then grabbed the winner midway through the second half.
Vale also had Rae Ingram sent off on 73 minutes for a second bookable offence but they hung on to condemn Swindon to their fourth straight loss.
Cheltenham are still searching for their first win of the season after a 1-1 draw at Colchester.
Veteran striker Tony Naylor put the visitors in front on the stroke of half-time but Joe Keith's 58th minute penalty earned Colchester a share of the spoils.
Click below for an individual match summary:
Blackpool 3-0 Tranmere Rovers
Brentford 0-0 Luton Town
Colchester United 1-1 Cheltenham Town
Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Chesterfield
Huddersfield Town 1-0 Barnsley
Mansfield Town 0-4 Queens Park Rangers
Notts County 1-3 Oldham Athletic
Swindon Town 1-2 Port Vale
Wigan Athletic 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers