Wigan outclassed Warrington on Friday to keep the heat turned up on
leaders Bradford at the top of Super League.
Andy Farrell dominated for the Warriors as the home team capitalised on
Warrington errors to end the Wolves' three-match win streak.
In a bad-tempered game, three players received yellow cards, while
Wigan forward Harvey Howard was put on report by referee Steve Ganson.
The visitors began strongly and were worthy of a Lee Briers penalty
scored after just two minutes.
But Wigan weathered the storm and hit back with a brace of tries scored
in five minutes.
A 50-metre penalty by Farrell found touch and from the restart Brett
Dallas, Wigan's Australian winger, swooped to score the opening try of the
Moments later, Wigan added a second try following another defensive
Farrell was again in the thick of the action, feeding Paul Johnson, who
To their credit Warrington - who played throughout with plenty of
spirit - pulled a try back just before half-time, Paul Noone sliding over.
But Wigan flexed their muscles early in the second half.
A horrendous knock-on by Warrington prop-forward Danny Nutley allowed
Dallas to finish strongly following the scrum.
Later in the half, tempers frayed on both sides.
Howard was sin-binned following a skirmish, before another dust-up saw
Warrington's Dave Whittle and Wigan's Terry Newton get yellow cards.
The final action saw Warrington grab a late consolation try through New
Zealand forward Tawera Nikau but it proved too little, too late.