Wigan coach Shaun Wane hailed his side's "never-say-die" attitude after seeing them stage a stunning recovery to beat Hull KR 42-36.
Wigan trailed 26-0 three minutes before half-time but mounted a superb comeback to earn a second League Leaders Shield in three years.
Wane, whose side came into the match needing one win from their final two fixtures to claim the Shield, heaped praise on his players for the victory. "I'm really pleased because I really wanted to win this game. As it turned out, we won it (although) not in the way I would have liked."
Wane's sights are firmly set on Old Trafford now but admits winning the League Leaders Shield is the one he wanted most. "If I was lucky to win three trophies, this one would have meant everything," he said. "To be the most consistent team throughout the season is something that means a lot to me."
He added, "It's a massive achievement for us. What I wanted to bring to this club was consistency and we ground out a good win. I'm really pleased but there are things we need to work on. We weren't at our best today and we made too many errors and gave away too many penalties."
"But I have to commend my players on what they did to come back from that deficit is unbelievable. We need to fix things and fix them quickly. This is not an easy place to come to because they are a quality team."