20/08/2011 18:57 +0100 – The Swans and the Latics shared the spoils in a stalemate at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Vorm got down to his right to deny Ben Watson from the spot, after Ashley Williams had brought down Jordi Gomez in the area, to give the Swans their first Premier League point. Despite dominating large parts of the game the hosts rode their luck as Victor Moses and Gomez both struck the woodwork for the Latics, with the former's effort leading to the penalty. Vorm was outstanding in Monday's 4-0 defeat to Manchester City, making a dozen saves, and Rodgers hailed the Dutchman's vital stop and the work done by the Swans backroom staff. "Michel is superb," said Rodgers. "It's also a big credit to the analysts and Adrian Tucker our goalkeeping coach, he had said that Watson scored his penalty last week at Norwich to the keeper's right, and if you look at the penalty he had against us last season in the Carling Cup, he put that to the keeper's right as well. "So Michel was primed in terms of percentages that that is where he goes and he went to the right side and made a great save. It's something he is very good at, he came over from Holland with a great record of saving penalties. "He is very accomplished and it allowed us to keep a clean sheet which for a newly-promoted side against an established Premier League side is excellent." Rodgers was disappointed that his side failed to convert their dominance of possession into a goal, with record signing Danny Graham having a string of chances, while Scott Sinclair and Wayne Routledge were also off target. But the Northern Irishman felt his side were good value for a point. He said: "From my side a point was the very least that we deserved, we controlled large parts of the game and created chances which was great to see, and we were just waiting for one of them to go in. "But you understand that against an established Premier League side you are going to have a five to 10 minute spell, and in that spell they hit the post, hit the bar and got the penalty. "But I was very proud of the team today, especially early on. It's about results of course, but for us it is always about performance. "We grew again today from the Manchester City performance, showed great qualities with the ball and we penetrated in behind and created chances. But at this level you need to put them away, which was our downfall today." Wigan boss Roberto Martinez felt the visitors should have left his former club with three points, but refused to criticise Watson for his penalty miss. He said: "When you miss a penalty and hit a post and the crossbar you think you should win. If you played that game 10 times you would win it more times than you would draw it. "We knew the team of Swansea, they were great to see and they used the ball in the great way they do. But we opened up a bit in the second half and we thought we looked a threat every time we went forward. "You don't get many games where you miss a penalty, hit the post and hit the bar so in that respect I think we dropped two points. "Ben is technically superb and I have never seen him miss a penalty. He scored a few penalties last season and he scored last week. "To give credit Michel in goal was very clever, he moved quickly and guessed it very well and those decisions give you points throughout the season." Martinez was also pleased to receive a positive reception from the home support. The Spaniard was a hugely popular figure following his spells as a player and manager with Swansea, but a section of supporters were annoyed by the manner and timing of his departure for the DW Stadium in 2009. "Today was all about starting a Premier League history at the Liberty Stadium for Swansea," he said. "It was great to see so many familiar faces and get so many memories back, but today was about the players and the game and that's the most important thing."