Player ratings: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic
Given – Kept a welcome clean sheet thanks to a couple of excellent saves. The opportunity to demonstrate his skills ought to be a confidence booster. 7
Zabaleta – Was given some testing moments by the strong and pacy Rodallega. A tenth booking of the season sees him miss the next two fixtures. 6
Toure – Just about kept it together defensively, but it ought to have been more comfortable against a lone striker. 6
Kompany – The highlight was a great forward run that nearly took him through the entire Wigan team. Defensively he needs to be careful about conceding clumsy free-kicks in dangerous areas. 6
Garrido – Didn’t convince defensively and wasn’t effective going forwards. Sylvinho may have been a better bet. 5
De Jong – Struggled to dominate in a midfield where we were outnumbered and he had to do all the closing down. 6
Vieira – Not sure he’s any slower than Barry, but there were to many passes going astray. Patrick became a target of people’s frustrations, but in his defence there were occasional quick incisive passes that threatened to unlock the Wigan defence, one of which lead to the opening goal. 5
Wright-Phillips – Figueroa proved a tough opponent for Shaun and he struggled to get past the Honduran. A switch to the left flank saw little improvement and it was no surprise to see him make way for Bellamy. 6
Johnson – Once again our most skilfull wide player. Adam showed the way to go past Figueroa and get into dangerous areas. For all that he still needs to work on finding targets with his final ball. 7
Adebayor – Started with boundless enthusiasm, which faded as his touch went increasingly awry, culminating in a fluffed chance following Tevez’s first. Hopefully more match time will see him rediscover his best form. 6
Tevez – Our best player in the first half, when he went close on two occasions, went on to become our match winner once again. The quality of the goals steadily increased as he completed a deserved hat-trick. 9
Bellamy – Added much needed pace and energy to the proceedings. Did more to assist the midfield than threaten the opposition goal. 7
Sylvinho – Only on for a couple of minutes, but still managed to put in a decent cross – which is more than can be said for others.
Onuoha – Barely got a touch and would hope to see more action soon.