No Victor Moses? No problem. Wigan Athletic have bounced back from their opening-day defeat by Chelsea -- and the subsequent poaching of their best player by... Chelsea -- with a 2-0 win at newly-promoted Southampton. With both teams expected to be in the thick of the relegation battle, this was as close to a six-pointer as we're going going to get in August.
The hosts dominated the first half, but couldn't make their superiority count against Ali Al-Habsi in the Wigan net. And they were made to pay for it shortly after the break. Shaun Maloney slipped in Franco di Santo with a neat little pass in the box and the Argentinian striker lashed home, nearly taking Kelvin Davis' head off in the process. And the visitors were able to kill the match off as the clock wound down, springing new signing Arouna Kone clear down the left channel. The former Malaga man made no mistake, firing into the bottom corner to secure an important three points.
After an impressive display against Manchester City in the opening match, the Saints will be disappointed to have dropped points at home, especially against the likes of Wigan. They've now lost two on the trot, one of three Premier League teams not to have recorded a point yet this season.