Wigan beat Warrington 12-6 to win Super League Grand Final
Last Updated: 09/10/16 6:55am
Wigan won Super League's Grand Final with a hard-fought 12-6 victory over Warrington at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Warriors, who have been losing finalists for the last two years, fought back from 6-2 down at half-time with an inspired performance to condemn Warrington to their second final defeat six weeks, after losing the Challenge Cup final to Hull FC.
Matty Smith converted an early penalty for Wigan, but Warrington scored the first try of the evening when Declan Patton went over, before converting his own try.
In the second half, Wigan scored two great tries through Oliver Gildart and Josh Charnley - Smith converted Gildart's effort and although he missed the second conversion, made amends with a penalty a few minutes later.
It was a fitting last hooray for the likes of Wigan's Charnely and Dan Sarginson, who are off to rugby union and the NRL respectively, as well as our own Stevo, who has hung up the microphone after 26 years of commentating.
The Wolves were on course for their first league title in 61 years, before Wigan turned it around in what coach Shaun Wane described as his finest achievement.
Smith had given his side the lead with an eighth-minute penalty and the Warriors fluffed a gilt-edged chance following a clean break by the impressive Farrell when centre Anthony Gelling sent out a forward pass to Charnley with the line begging.
Patton then produced a lovely dummy to go over after a great run from Daryl Clark for the only try of the first half. The youngster added the conversion to make it 6-2 to Warrington, which is how it stayed for the rest of the first half.
The key moment came 13 minutes into the second half when Wolves centre Ryan Atkins forced his way to the line only to lose his grip on the ball in a five-man tackle, and within a minute Wigan were level.
Farrell, who was awarded the Harry Sunderland trophy for his man of the match performance, slipped the tackle of Kurt Gidley to break free and put Gildart over for the 100th try in the history of the Grand Final to make it 6-6.
Wigan then punished a handling error by winger Tom Lineham on the hour when Charnley easily won the race to Sarginson's grubber kick to the corner.
Smith was again wide with the conversion attempt but made amends with a penalty seven minutes from the end.
Warrington then came at Wigan with everything they had, but Wigan's defence was immense and they held on to make it third time lucky.