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Wigan boss Bruce flooded with 'Manchester calls'

"I am genuinely more pleased for us that we have picked up a point," said the Latics boss.

"Of course, the phone in the pocket is going off repeatedly and there are a few friends in Manchester who will be absolutely delighted but I am very pleased for our supporters and players.

"There was a 20-minute spell when Joe Cole came on and nearly blew us away but the goalkeeper made two or three great saves and in the end we managed to get something out of the game.

"The plan was if we could get to 20 minutes from the end, we knew we had people who could deliver something.

"I think no matter how times you've been in it, whether you are at the top or bottom, then there is going to be an edginess to it.

"The plan was to match them in every department and then we knew it became edgy. Then the crowd become edgy because they expect Chelsea to roll us over.

"You have to overcome that edginess whoever you are but the plan was to keep them edgy.

"I more pleased for us than my mates in Manchester. Fergie texted me before the game and he has phoned me four times in four months - twice before playing Arsenal and twice before we played Chelsea."

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