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.

First: Grant Hall (R) beats Will Grigg to the ball

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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