Ali Al Habsi
Made some good saves early on from Darren Bent but allowed Agbonlahor to get the better of him for the first goal.
Dealt with Darren Bent very well with the striker playing off his shoulder and rarely let his man get the better of him.
Received a booking after a reckless challenge on Agbonlahor and struggled to cope with the pace of an energetic Aston Villa side.
Was over-run by the pace of Aston Villa.
Looked good defending and broke forward at every possible opportunity, linking up well with the front-men.
Gave away the penalty which gifted Aston Villa the second goal and was substituted in the second half.
By far and away Wigan's best player. Looked a constant threat and came close more than once.
One of the few Wigan players to consistently look dangerous in the opposition half and scored a late goal with a deflected effort to signal a Wigan riposte.
Was outplayed by Reo-Coker and Makoun in the middle of the park.
F. Di Santo
Just couldn't impose himself on the game and failed to contribute anything meaningful on the rare occasions he was involved in the action.
Worked hard all over the pitch for the full 90 minutes.
Made some good saves in the first off and always looked solid when called upon. Picked up a late booking for time-wasting
A rock in the Aston Villa defence who won everything in the air and made important tackles.
Struggled to cope with the pace and skill of N'Zogbia who was rampant all over the pitch.
Looked very solid at the back for Villa and stepped up to make important challenges.
Allowed his opponents to get past him on a few notable occasions which lead to goal threats but made important tackles late on to preserve Aston Villa's lead.
Looked good on the right wing and was an important outlet in the Aston Villa attack but struggled to consistently deliver an end product.
Kept things tidy in midfield and won important tackles to keep Aston Villa in control of the match.
His Aston Villa debut and picked up a yellow card. Kept the ball well but was replaced early in the second half.
Always looked dangerous and Wigan couldn't cope with his pace. Won a penalty after skillfully getting the better of Hendry Thomas before stepping up and scoring from the spot.
- 39 D. Bent
A constant threat and his opponents cleary struggled to handle his pace. Scored his first goal of the season with a simple header from close range to open the scoring.
- 33 A. Marshall
- 8 R. Pirès
A late substitute who had no time to make an impact.
Came on as a substitute early in the second half and kept the ball well but failed to pose any kind of threat to the Wigan defence.
A late substitute and was never really given the opportunity to show what he could do.
- 18 E. Heskey
- N. Delfouneso