Jonny Howson impressed against WiganJonny Howson impressed against Wigan
Jonny Howson impressed against Wigan

Joe Nicholson's Middlesbrough player ratings: Who shone and who struggled in Wigan win

Middlesbrough recorded their first competitive victory under new head coach Jonathan Woodgate following a narrow 1-0 win over Wigan – but who stood out for the Teessiders?

Britt Assombalonga scored the only goal of the game after heading home a Jonny Howson cross in the 23rd minute – yet it wasn’t all plain sailing for the hosts. Our Boro writer Joe Nicholson has dished out his player ratings following the match. Scroll down and flick through our gallery to see how each player performed.