Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was proud of his side's efforts after they earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester City at the DW Stadium.
Charles N'Zogbia opened the scoring for the Latics on the stroke of half-time, but the visitors equalised almost immediately after the interval through Martin Petrov.
City full-back Pablo Zabaleta was dismissed for a second bookable offence 25 minutes from time, but although Wigan pressed forward they were unable to find a winner.
Despite this, an upbeat Martinez said: "I would say the performance was well worth a victory.
"Manchester City are an outstanding team with a fabulous group of players. Our performance deserved the three points."