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Posted on 11 January 2009  - 12:00

Steve Bruce spoke about the 'fine margins' in the Premier League after his side struck late to win Sunday's clash at the JJB.

Opposition view

Steve Bruce spoke about the 'fine margins' in the Premier League after his side struck late to win Sunday's clash at the JJB.

The match looked nailed on for a goalless draw after a somewhat uneventful second half only for defender Maynor Figueroa to power home Ryan Taylor's corner for maximum points in added time.

It made it six wins in seven for the Latics and they stay seventh in the Premier League.

"There is no better time to score than the last minute but if any team was going to get it I felt we were the ones," said Bruce.

"We found it very difficult to break them down with Woodgate, Dawson and Ledley King in there and halfway through I was thinking it had 0-0 written all over it.

"The Premier League is unforgiving - you could go two months without a win. It's sometimes about fine margins and today was an example of those fine margins.

"Set-pieces are a vital part of the game and Maynor did his job, he stood in front of the keeper, came off and got the header.

"We're on a good run but we're not getting carried away. We're confident, resilient and that comes from good results."