Given hails 'fantastic' Tevez

BY foxsports • March 29, 2010

Tevez escaped punishment for an ugly second half incident which saw Wigan defender Gary Caldwell sent off for a similarly crude challenge - and responded to the reprieve with three goals in the last 19 minutes. Given said: "It was a bit of a scrappy first half and the manager let us know at half-time he wasn't happy - but we upped it a gear. "Carlos was fantastic, he scored three great goals." The Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper hopes his team have what it takes to finish fourth in the table and claim a place in next season's Champions League. Given, whose team are two points adrift of Tottenham with seven games remaining, added on ESPN: "We've got a lot of big games coming up and hopefully we can get across the line. "It will be a tense finish and hopefully we can back tonight's result up with three more points on Saturday at Burnley."

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