Brian Carney and Steve Renouf inspired Wigan to a 36-12 Super League win over
Hull which maintains the Warriors charge for the title.
Carney grabbed two tries, on in each half, and both were inspired by "The
Pearl" who later edged the voting for Man of the Match at the JJB Stadium.
Renouf went in down the left for the opener on four minutes and Andy Farrell
converted to take Wigan into a quick-fire 6-0 lead.
But Gareth Rayner hit back for Hull five minutes later as a long ball from Tony
Grimaldi sent him over in the right hand corner.
Steve Prescott mised the kick but Farrell was deadly accurate with his next one,
a penalty awarded after a high tackle on Carney.
David Furner had a try disallowed for crossing on 19 minutes and Prescott cut
the deficit to just two points when he landed a penalty moments later after Mick
Cassidy was caught offside.
Farrell's penalty made it 10-6 when former Warrior Tony Smith was penalised for
punching Cassidy in the face, then Kris Radlinski exacted further revenge with a
try on 28 minutes.
Matthew Johns and Terry Newton combined to send the Englishman over and Farrell
converted to make it 16-6.
Prescott cut the lead to four again when he raced in after a long ball from a
disputed scrum, awarded for a knock on which the referee thought he saw Brett
Carney's first try came on 34 minutes and it was almost followed by another from
Renouf, but it was disallowed for a forward pass and Farrell's 51-yard penalty
attempt fell just short on the hooter.
Carney struck again seven minutes after the break, again from Renouf's set-up,
and Farrell converted to make it 26-12.
Paul Johnson eased Wigan further ahead from a Dallas pass on the hour mark and
Farrell wrapped up the game late on after a great ball from Newton.
He converted his own score to make it 36-12 at the final hooter and send the
Wigan fans in the 9,174 crowd home happy.