Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez fears facing Stoke City striker Peter Crouch after his stunning goal against Manchester City.

Martinez is praying the towering striker does not blow a huge hole in Wigan's battle to stay up.

He said: "The execution of his goal against City was so special. It showed he's in a great moment of form and confidence.

"It was a goal of real ­arrogance, to have a shot from there. He's a threat. We have to be aware of that."