Chris Hutchings grabbed his first three points as Wigan manager as they defeated Middlesbrough 1-0 tonight.

Antoine Sibierski was on target again as Wigan kick-started their Barclays Premier League campaign. Eyebrows were raised when boss Chris Hutchings was promoted from assistant manager to succeed Paul Jewell as Latics boss in May.

His previous managerial tenure at Bradford ended in humiliation when he was sacked 12 games into the 2000-01 season after mustering just one win.

But close-season recruit Sibierski struck in the 55th minute with a predatory effort to claim his second goal in as many games.