Manchester City's multi-million pound revolution took another setback after Wigan claimed a narrow 2-1 victory in their Barclays Premier League clash at the JJB Stadium.
City struggled to break down organised Wigan, despite including the expensive talents of British record signing Robinho in their side - along with summer imports Jo and Vincent Kompany.
Brighton had knocked City out of the Carling Cup in midweek and Latics boss Steve Bruce won the tactical battle - and took the bragging rights - with his former Manchester United team-mate Mark Hughes thanks to Amr Zaki's 34th-minute penalty.
Antonio Valencia had given Wigan the lead with a spectacular 16th-minute opening goal from long range.
Kompany's close-range finish from Elano's free-kick five minutes later pulled the visitors level but City were unable to find an equaliser in the second half.
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