WARRINGTON Wolves’ Grand Final heartbreak continues.

It was 8-4 for 47 minutes in an absolute bruising battle of attrition but Wigan Warriors had the winning play in their ranks.

Josh Charnley crossed against his former club to open the scoring for The Wire.

Wigan hit back with tries from Dom Manfredi and Tom Davies to lead 8-4 at the break.

The second half remained scoreless until three minutes from time when a switch play by Sean O’Loughlin led to Manfredi squeezing past Tom Lineham to score in the corner.

Departing King believes Wire can achieve ‘something special’ in 2019

Wire's Grand Final heartbreak as it happened

Charnley says Wire threw everthing at Wigan but defence was too good

Guardian Verdict

Choose your Wire man of the match

Post-match reaction from Wire boss Steve Price

Cooper played Grand Final with '80 per cent vision'

Match action photo gallery

Wire fans at Old Trafford photo gallery


Super League Grand Final

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Wigan Warriors...12 Warrington Wolves...4

Warriors: Sam Tomkins; Dom Manfredi, Dan Sarginson, Oliver Gildart, Tom Davies; George Williams, Thomas Leuluai; Romain Navarette, Sam Powell, Ben Flower, John Bateman, Joe Greenwood, Sean O'Loughlin. Subs: Morgan Escare, Liam Farrell, Ryan Sutton, Tony Clubb.

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Josh Charnley, Toby King, Bryson Goodwin, Tom Lineham; Kevin Brown, Tyrone Roberts; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Jack Hughes, Bodene Thompson, Ben Westwood. Subs: Joe Philbin, Ben Murdoch-Masila, George King, Dec Patton.

Scoring: Charnley try, 12mins, 0-4; Manfredi try, 26mins, 4-4; Davies try, 31mins, 8-4; Manfredi try, 78mins, 12-4.

Penalties: Warriors 4 Wolves 7

Referee: Robert Hicks

Attendance: 64,892