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Posted on 19 April 2008  - 12:00

Steve Bruce was full of praise for our first half performance at the JJB and happy to take a point in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Steve Bruce was full of praise for our first half performance at the JJB and happy to take a point in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Once again, we were quickly into our stride and Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring in the sixth minute.

Emile Heskey levelled but we continued to carve out chances - Chris Kirkland saved from Steed Malbranque and Alan Hutton, Ryan Taylor cleared off the line from Michael Dawson and Berbatov's appeals for what looked like a decent penalty shout were waved away.

However, Wigan had the best of the second half and Marcus Bent came closest when he struck the bar.

"I was pleased with the point because Tottenham, particularly in the first half hour - and Berbatov in particular - were excellent," said Latics boss Bruce.

"It's possibly the best anybody has played against us of late given the way the pitch has been playing.

"I thought they were very good, especially in the forward areas, which shows good players can still play on a bad pitch because he caused us all sorts of problems.

"But it was typical of the team. We changed things tactically after the break and came more into the game."