Roberto Martinez praises Bournemouth effort

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez during the match against Manchester City on November 28, 2012
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Roberto Martinez applauds Bournemouth after the League One outfit give his Wigan outfit a real scare in the FA Cup third round.

Roberto Martinez has hailed League One club Bournemouth for pushing his Wigan Athletic side all the way in their FA Cup third-round tie.

The Cherries earned a 1-1 draw with Wigan to force them into a replay, which the Latics edged 1-0 on Tuesday, thanks to a Mauro Boselli strike.

Speaking after the match, the Wigan manager praised his side's professionalism but also applauded the effort of Eddie Howe's Bournemouth outfit.

Martinez said: "I must admit Bournemouth deserve huge, huge credit over the two games in the manner they play football and I think it is going to bring real success to this football club.

"We knew that we had nothing to win today and had to be very professional; really, really strong and I couldn't be more proud of my players."

Wigan travel to lower-league opposition again in round four when they face Macclesfield Town.

Wigan Athletic player Mauro Boselli scores during his sides FA Cup match against AFC Bournemouth on January 15, 2013
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