Very little to do for the American but pick the ball out of his net for N'Zogbia's goal.
Failure to clear lines was ruthlessly taken advantage of by N'Zogbia.
Impressed every time he opened his stride up and charged forward. A real handful from full-back.
Low free-kick curled into Al Habsi's net to put Villa level but this owed much to the Oman international's weak hands. Fantastic through ball should have been converted by Bent. Blotted copybook with poor dive from non-existent McCarthy challenge. Did, however, look most threatening of a toothless Villa bunch. Booked
Bailed out team-mate Collins after Alcaraz dribbled inside him in first-half injury-time.
Veteran has barely featured this season due to injury and the ring rust was evident. Allowed N'Zogbia too much space to dribble around him. The Frenchman's miscued shot saved his bacon near end of first-half.
Stood back and let Reo-Coker break up play. Shot tamely at Al Habsi when played in by Bent.
Most influential player on the park. Won every tackle and diligently covered his team-mates when a Wigan player broke through. Saved possibly his best Villa performance for his 100th Premier League appearance for the club.
Game past the England international by. Flitted between the middle and both flanks but couldn't make a telling contribution.
Starved of the supply he requires to strike until the 83rd minute when he shot straight at Al Habsi when clean through. Should have done much better.
Harebrained stuff from Heskey. Barged into referee Mike Jones after decision went his way and possibly lucky to just see yellow. Had previously volleyed straight at Al Habsi from just five-yards. Hooked at half-time for Albrighton after he continually had a pop at the referee. Booked.
Ali Al Habsi
Would have felt he could have done better with Ashley Young's free-kick after he got fingertips to it. Otherwise, stood firm as Villa pressed.
Put in solid shift at right-back against Ashley Young. Quickly realised his opponent always looked to cut in on his right-foot.
Won some towering headers against Heskey to keep the Latics firm.
Struggled against the leggy Walker. Was bypassed too easily by the youngster's speed and trickery.
Looked assured in possession but erratic as ever when asked to defend.
Finished with aplomb when played in by Moses. Swapped flanks throughout match and caused Walker and Luke Young problems. Mis-hit comically when he skipped past Luke Young. Frenchman showed sign of last weekend's injury and was removed for Di Santo.
Sat at the base of the Wigan midfield but also played his team into trouble when tackled by Heskey on the edge of his own area. Not as influential as opposite number Reo-Coker.
Pushed back into the centre after Diame's withdrawal. Picked out some incisive passes that freed up N'Zogbia
Pounced on Collins' hesitation to play in N'Zogbia for the opener. Then almost committed football suicide when his headed clearance fell straight to Heskey but he was saved by the striker's poor effort. Taken off for McArthur towards end.
Highly-rated youngster never truly got into the match. Each run was ended by the diligent Reo-Coker.
A ghost up front. Barely got a touch of the ball, and when he did, played safe. A possible hangover from his handball against Everton last weekend.