Jason Price - scored a brace (Photo © Paul Whiteley)
Neil Roberts - who had a loan spell with City in 2002 - gave Wigan a first half lead, but a goal blitz after half time meant the spoils went to City. Jon Walters levelled, and Jason Price scored two more to settle it at 3-1.
City line-up (4-4-2): Duke; Thelwell, Wiseman, Hinds, Edge; Price, Tomlinson (Hotte), Fry, Benson; Facey, Walters.
Un-used subs: Aspden, Matthews, Beattie, McGarry.