Gareth Barry believes Manchester City must be prepared to win ugly at Wigan on Monday night.

After steamrollering their way through the first half of the domestic campaign, City have suddenly encountered their first major hurdle. One win in five games includes an FA Cup exit to Manchester United last week and a home defeat in their Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.

"This is the time when people will really be watching us, to see how we respond to this sticky patch," said England midfielder Barry.

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