Three points are three points - and this is how we rated each QPR showing out of 10 as they won for the second time in three days.

Alex Smithies 7: His incredible penalty record took a slight hit with Bogle slotting to his left. Made a brilliant save from Buxton that proved crucial.

Luke Freeman 7: Grew into the game after a quiet start, but went close in the first half with a rasping drive, and was responsible for the build-up to Washington's winner.

Jake Bidwell 6: Delivered a couple of dangerous balls in the first-half, but gradually became more defensive as LuaLua took on the attacking reins.

Lethal: Matt Smith scores

Grant Hall 5: Made a couple of important clearances, but wasn't on long enough to make a proper impression. Replaced by LuaLua in the first half.

Nedum Onuoha 7: Got his feet in a muddle and almost let Grigg through early on. However, gradually got to grips and made a crucial block in the final minute.

Joel Lynch 6: Gave away the Wigan penalty after a clumsy challenge on the exciting Bogle, but was more assured thereafter.

Conor Washington 8: Superb. His precise pass set up Smith for Rangers' first goal and he scored the winner with customary aplomb. Direct and threatening throughout.

Joy! Conor Washington scores and hugs Kazenga LuaLua

Pawel Wszolek 5: The Pole had a quiet game. His one big chance saw him head towards goal from close range, but his header was gathered by Gilks.

Matt Smith 7: Slotted in the first goal having been played in by Washington. A typical workmanlike display from the former Fulham man.

Darnell Furlong 6: Didn't do much going forward, but was otherwise solid on a comfortable evening.

Ryan Manning 6: Had a shot tipped over by Gilks relatively early on. Made a crucial block when Bogle was put through, but his passing let him down unusually.

Battle: Stephen Warnock (L) takes on Pawel Wszolek

Subs:

Matt Ingram: n/a

Jamie Mackie: n/a

Massimo Luongo: n/a

Yeni Ngbakoto 6: Almost made an immediate impact, curling wide of Gilks' left-hand post. Otherwise, did not do too much.

James Perch: n/a

Kazenga LuaLua 8: Very sharp after he came on for Hall. Caused Wigan's defence all sorts of problems with his pace. Assisted Washington for the winner.

Idrissa Sylla 6: Fairly quiet, although did not have too long to make an impact.

And the match...

Conor Washington’s fourth goal in six games sealed back to back wins for QPR against relegation threatened Wigan.

Washington made the opener for strike partner Matt Smith, and then drove home the winner on the hour to allow Rs a rare home win.

The Northern Ireland international later limped off and coupled with an injury to Grant Hall that may be concerns for Ian Holloway ahead of the trip to Preston.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Conor Washington of QPR (9) he scores their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Wigan Athletic at Loftus Road on February 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Rangers started like a team buoyed by hitting four at Birmingham 72 hours earlier and they were in front after just four minutes.

Washington shrugged off his marker on the left before squaring for Smith to drive in his second goal in as many games.

It might have been 2-0 four minutes later when Pawel Wszolek got down the opposite flank and when his cross was only cleared to the edge of the box Ryan Manning’s dipping shot was tipped over by Matt Gilks.

But Hoops were soon pegged back.

Deadly pen: Omar Bogle scores for Wigan from the spot

Omar Bogle was their main source of threat and just past the quarter hour he drove into the box and was chopped down by Joel Lynch.

Bogle picked himself up and beat the king of the penalty save Alex Smithies with ease to even the score.

QPR’s custodian might have lost that battle but he was the reason the hosts went in level, flying full length two minutes from the break to keep out Jake Buxton’s bullet header.

Smithies denied Bogle from a quick counter-attack soon after the break, but Rangers stole in front again on the hour.

The elusive Kazenga Lua Lua on for the injured Grant Hall, slipped the ball inside to Washington who arrowed a shot from the edge just inside the left-hand post.

Washington departed soon afterward and replacement Yeni Ngbakoto was close to a third with a fizzer from distance, but Rangers stayed strong to bag three points

The fan below was referring to that great night in 2003, although he got his Oldhams and Wigans confused. It was 2014 when Latics of the Wigan variety were dispatched.

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