The Seasiders hit the Latics for three by half-time to effectively pick up all the valuable points on offer in somewhat confident swaggering fashion with debutant Marlon Harewood scoring twice after Gary Taylor-Fletcher had put Pool in front.
Not since the competition was formed in 1992, had any side such as Blackpool been written off quite so mercilessly. Yet the 4.200 strong Tangerine army were belting out "Bring on the Arsenal" before Alex Baptiste somehow beat Chris Kirkland at his near post to ensure Wigan were effectively well and truly routed.
Wigan were under prssure as early as the second minute, when Ormerod twice failed to find the net after a couple of simple chances from the centre of the six-yard box.
Harewood also stuck his header wide before the magnificent Charlie Adam found Harewood again, Ormerod made his way into the box, taking with him two Latic defenders before leaving the ball for Gary Taylor-Fletcher to bury it home at the far-post.
Kirkland made an excellent save after Harewood was sent clean through, before he finally allowed Harewood to beat him with a shot which he allowed the ball to slip through his gasp on 38 minutes. In the 43rd minute Kirkland was at fault again failed to hold a Grandin effort and Harewood tapped home the rebound from a tight angle.
Steve Gohouri had a headed goal incorrectly disallowed at the start of the second period that might have made a difference and Mauro Boselli saw his angled header clip the bar.
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