Latics had the better of a largely uneventful first half but couldn’t turn attacks into a goal; Scharner had a thirty yarder fizz past Gomez’s post after great work in midfield from Jason Koumas.
Koumas curled a free kick which was well gathered by Gomes two minutes before Zaki nearly converted 5 goals in 5 games.
The best chance to score fell to Scharner in the 43rd minute, Heskey’s brought down the ball before the Austrian blasted a shot from the right side of the box and Gomes had to be on top form to push the ball round the post.
Figueroa had the final attempt of a quite one sided half, firing a free kick just over the bar after Corluka hand balled an Antonio Valencia shot.
The second half saw Spurs come out fighting and the magnificent Boyce and Bramble had to be on top of their game to keep out a Tottenham side that for long periods put lots of pressure on.
The central defenders seemed to have an answer though, for everything that the Londoners had to throw at them and their reward of a clean sheet was more than deserved.
Latics did have their chances though, Boyce saw Gomes pluck his looping header out of the air whilst Kapo went close from a wicked cross from Antonio Valencia.
We survived a penalty shout when Aaron Lennon seemed to dive over Maynor Figueroa’s foot, the referee though waved the appeals away.
Tom Huddleston, Jamie O’Hara and Darren Bent were all thwarted by the excellent Chris Kirkland, who surely must have caught the eye of Mr. Capello’s again.
The game ended in a 0-0 draw, but Latics will rue the chances they didn’t capitalise on in the first half.
Report by Jason Taylor