A delighted Eddie Howe was quoted after the match as saying: "I can’t praise the players enough for the performance. We were very brave with the ball and the players passed the ball. We asked them to do it and full credit to them and the goalkeeper for that. We had to have a game-plan without the ball because we knew Wigan were a good side in possession and we couldn’t be too open. We soaked up their pressure in terms of their passing but they didn’t create too many chances, which was pleasing. When you show the bravery that we did in the style of our play, and how we defended, it was top quality. We will take them back, enjoy the day and, hopefully, our supporters will enjoy seeing a Premier League club coming down".