Didi Hamann was full of praise for Manchester City defenders Richard Dunne and Micah Richards after Saturday's 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic.

"From a physical point of view, I think it was a very tough challenge for our centre halves because Bent and Emile are both very strong in the air and very quick," Hamann told City's website.

"I think our two central defenders stood up to them well and they've been outstanding all season and they did very well again today."