Karl Robinson praises ‘magnificent’ MK Dons after fightback at Wigan

The MK Dons manager, Karl Robinson, was full of praise for his players after they held the FA Cup holders, Wigan Athletic, to a draw.

Wigan, who beat Manchester City in last year's final before being relegated from the Premier League, led twice before their League One opponents hit back.

"The whole team were magnificent and I think they showed everybody in the stadium how much quality they possess," Robinson said. "I'm just very happy with the way we played. For a League One team to be in the fourth-round draw for two consecutive seasons just shows you the tremendous grit and determination at this club. I'm very proud of that fact."

Wigan's manager, Uwe Rösler, was less happy with his side, who had gone 2-0 up through Roger Espinoza and Jordi Gómez.

A Ben Reeves brace brought the visitors level before Callum McManaman put the holders back in front, with Rösler upset that Partick Bamford was able to score a late equaliser to secure a replay.

"I was disappointed with the performance as Cup holders," he said. "At 2-0 up I told my players to make sure they got to half-time with a clean sheet, and had we done that I think the game would have been over.

"Even after they got themselves level we were able to take the lead once again, but with five minutes remaining we did the same again and allowed them another equaliser." © 2014 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

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