Wigan Warriors slipped to a third successive defeat as they were beaten 32-16 at Wakefield Trinity.

Having lost 24-8 to Hull KR in Super League and then slipped out of the Challenge Cup with a 23-0 reverse at Warrington Wolves, Wigan were again humbled as Wakefield claimed their second straight win.

Tries from Ben Jones-Bishop and Bill Tupou helped Wakefield to a 14-6 half-time lead, which was then extended to 26-6 as Jones-Bishop went over for his second and Tom Johnstone also crossed.

Tom Davies and Morgan Escare went over to threaten a late Wigan comeback, but there was to be no dramatic turnaround.

Pauli Pauli added Wakefield's fifth try in the closing minutes, with the result seeing them leapfrog defending champions Leeds Rhinos into sixth place.

Wigan's defeat means St Helens have the chance to extend their lead at the top to six points when they face Hull KR on Friday.