Ali Al Habsi
After an unbelievable own goal in his last outing, the Omani will be disappointed again as he spilled Gareth Barry's shot for the opener.
Unusually rampant down the right-hand side, the wing-back was a threat going forward and marshalled the City runners well.
Sometimes caught positionally unaware and is better suited to play wide right. But injures dictate that he must play in the centre - on this evidence, Roberto Martinez will be hoping for players back quickly.
One mistake in the first nearly let Sergio Aguero in but the Honduran was solid and looks at home at centre-back.
Deputised for Ivan Ramis in the heart of defence and kept Mario Balotelli quiet for the majority.
His hat-trick at the weekend obviously gave his game an initial zip but he often chose the wrong options and was laboured when breaking forward.
Rugged in the tackle and a driving force from the middle of the park.
Aware that it was crucial that he watched the onrushing Maicon rather than focus on attacking, the left wing-back was solid if unspectacular.
Always good in possession, the former Manchester United man also provided much-needed steel in midfield.
F. Di Santo
Has added a swagger to his game that gives Wigan an extra dimension but was well thwarted for the most part.
The Ivorian could be be at his worst and still remain a threat, such is his pace and power. Missed a great chance at 0-0.
Had very little to do, but still looks slightly shaky. Two clean sheets in five days will do wonders for his confidence.
Proving an excellent acquisition alongside Kompany and was never really ruffled.
A rock at the heart of City's back four. You have to wonder whether Arouna Kone would have got the better of lesser defenders. A real captain's performance on a chilly night.
Consistently one of the team's better performers, Zabaleta's nous saves the opposition creating a head of steam, something especially evident here.
Supplied a steady stream of decent crosses but wasn't rewarded for his endeavor.
A tricky night for Silva, who came up against two holding midfielders. His quality does generally shine through, with a number of weaving runs.
Toure has had a subdued season thus far, and tonight was no different. He was slow in movement and thought process - perhaps needs a goal to loosen him up.
Looked out of sorts in the first half, but once James Milner came on Barry kept the ball well and forced pressure upon Wigan when needed.
Another poor game for Garcia, who seems to be struggling to get to grips with English football.
He lingers, probes and frustrates, but the Italy international scored the all-important first goal before passionately celebrating - a good sign for any City fan.
Could have scored a couple before being substituted in the second half. Still has five goals from his last six games.
His introduction changed City's shape which allowed the flair players to really dictate. In a sense, Kolarov had very little to do.
Changed the game when he came on - gave City more impetus from midfield and capped a fine performance with a wonderfully hit second goal from 25 yards.