Wigan are clinging to their Barclays Premier League status by the thinnest of threads after two calamitous defensive errors condemned them to a 3-2 defeat against Swansea.
Twice ahead through Roger Espinoza and James McCarthy, the Latics were floored by second-half goals from Angel Rangel, Itay Shechter and Dwight Tiendalli.
Defeat leaves Wigan three points adrift of safety with two matches left.
Their next assignment is Saturday's FA Cup final against Manchester City before they face a daunting trip to Arsenal next Tuesday, by which point their fate could be all but sealed depending on the results of their relegation rivals this weekend.
1 Man Utd 852 Man City 753 Chelsea 684 Arsenal 675 Tottenham 656 Everton 607 Liverpool 558 West Brom 489 Swansea 4610 West Ham 4311 Stoke City 4112 Fulham 4013 A Villa 4014 Southampton 3915 Sunderland 3816 Norwich 3817 Newcastle 3818 Wigan 3519 Reading 2820 QPR 25
Edin Dzeko struck against West Brom for the third time this season as Manchester City edged a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
The Bosnian, whose double at The Hawthorns in October included a last-gasp winner, guided home a volley after 35 minutes of a Barclays Premier League clash lacking in intensity but not incident.
Both sides spurned numerous chances with City hitting the woodwork twice through Carlos Tevez and James Milner in the first half and Marcus Rosenborg doing likewise for West Brom after the break.
Source: Newcastle United Mad