Wigan boss Bruce: Class the difference in Cup win

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce says class won out after their 4-1 Carling Cup romp over Championship outfit Ipswich. The visitors were comfortable victors in the third round tie as, after Lee Cattermole's first goal for the club in the 51st minute was cancelled out by Jonathan Walters, Olivier Kapo, Paul Scharner and substitute Henri Camara ensured there was no upset. But Bruce said it might have been a different story had the Tractor Boys taken some of their many chances in a goalless first half.

Wigan Athletic boss Steve Bruce says class won out after their 4-1 Carling Cup romp over Championship outfit Ipswich.

The visitors were comfortable victors in the third round tie as, after Lee Cattermole's first goal for the club in the 51st minute was cancelled out by Jonathan Walters, Olivier Kapo, Paul Scharner and substitute Henri Camara ensured there was no upset.

But Bruce said it might have been a different story had the Tractor Boys taken some of their many chances in a goalless first half.

"I think that is the difference between the Premier League and the Championship," said Bruce.

"When you create that many chances and you don't take them, you're going to get punished.

"Ipswich caused us more problems than anyone else has. We ran out easy winners in the end but it was tough in the first half because Ipswich did very well."

Bruce said the victory was partly down the battling spirit he has instilled in them.

"The one thing I have got here is people who don't want to be beaten," said Bruce. "I was never blessed with any ability but what I demand is you work hard."

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