Boselli effort enough for Latics

Salisbury Journal: Mauro Boselli's, right, effort was enough to send Wigan through Mauro Boselli's, right, effort was enough to send Wigan through

Eddie Howe's unbeaten return as Bournemouth boss ended as the Cherries could not recreate their famous FA Cup upset of 1984 following a hard-fought 1-0 defeat to Wigan in their third-round replay.

Bournemouth recorded a 2-0 third-round win over then-holders Manchester United under the guidance of Harry Redknapp a little more than 29 years ago but Howe's 18-game unbeaten run since taking over for his second spell on the south coast was ended by a much-altered Wigan side.

Roberto Martinez made nine changes to his team from that which drew at Fulham and one of those to come into the side, Argentina forward Mauro Boselli, struck a tremendous first-half goal to put the Barclays Premier League outfit into the next round.

There was not much to choose between both sides and the hosts certainly showed they were not going to roll over easily with a fourth-round tie at Macclesfield in the offing and twice saw long-range efforts crack against the crossbar.

QPR put their relegation worries to one side as Jay Bothroyd's second-half goal earned them a 1-0 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Bothroyd, back from a loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, settled the tie when he headed home a corner from Alejandro Faurlin.

But he was denied the chance of a reunion with the Owls as they were beaten by MK Dons who will now visit Loftus Road in the fourth round.

It was another encouraging result for Harry Redknapp's side after collecting four points from their previous two Barclays Premier League with Chelsea and Tottenham. They also celebrated their first win against Premier League opposition in the competition for 18 years.

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