Had to have his wits about him to keep out Di Santo's close-range strike and kept his side's quick passing game ticking over with tidy distribution.
Not his usual composed self. Was turned far too easily by Kone in the first half and seemed affected by the constant movement of the Latics frontline.
An abject display from the Serb, whose final ball was lacking far too often and was defensively unaware of players running off of him.
Occasionally looked slightly rusty on his comeback with some unnecessary challenges but showed plenty of enthusiasm to get forward.
Steady performance from the returning centre-half, who was the bright note in an otherwise decidedly average City defensive performance. Produced an outstanding goal-line clearance from Maloney's second-half effort.
The standout performer in an otherwise lacklustre performance from the home side. Efficient with his passing and performed his defensive duties capably too.
Not the Ivorian's best display but provided a driving force from midfield with his surging runs that the Latics were unable to stop.
Tidy on the ball but failed to protect his defence with Latics midfielders frequently finding themselves between the lines. Was hauled off mid-way through the second half.
The Frenchman flitted in and out of the game and looked hesitant at times in the final third which often let him down. Dropped back into defence to shore things up in the second period.
Ran his socks off up front and looked to drop deep and to the wings to get involved in the play but was replaced at the break after picking up a knock early on.
Good in possession, always providing a willing runner down the channels and helped his side defend from the front. Produced the moment of brilliance that won the game, as his undoubted talent shone through.
Had less than he expected to contend with but proved a safe pair of hands between the Latics' sticks. Made a vital stop from Dzeko near the end. Could do nothing about the winner.
The Honduran was calm on the ball and never allowed opposition players to beat him easily down his flank.
Worked tremendously hard to help his attacking ranks while also being aware of the overlapping Kolarov when his side were not in possession.
Dealt well with the runs of Aguero and Tevez and blocked anything that came in from a wide position. A professional display.
Solid and marshalled his defence superbly, especially when they found themselves under the cosh. Reliable as always.
Typically neat and efficient when in possession but was guilty of over-playing in his own half at times.
Like Boyce on the other wing, worked hard to help support the defence and the attack and linked up well with the front three when his side were able to break.
Tidy on the ball and linked the play well between the defence and the attack. Reliable in the challenge as well.
The Ivorian was a constant thorn in the home side's defence and his direct runs caused havoc at times.
F. Di Santo
An impressive display from the Argentine, whose tricky runs left City defenders in a daze.
Had no time to make an impact.
Came on and was his usual combative self, nearly set up a goal with a teasing cross.
Anonymous up front as City chased a goal that would put them in the ascendency. Made no significant impact and missed a great chance to steal a vital win.