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Hodgson: Reds didn't deserve a victory
11 Nov 2010 - 08:57:42
Boss Roy Hodgson admitted that his Liverpool side had not deserved to leave the DW Stadium with three points, having been held to a 1-1 draw by Wigan Athletic.
Steven Gerrard set up Fernando Torres for an early opener, but the Latics hit back to equalise seven minutes into the second half through Hugo Rodallega.
Hodgson said: "We didn't deserve to win the game. I thought we looked tired, our passing was not anywhere near where we expect it to be.
"We had a bright start and bright finish, but I think we can be more than happy with a point.
"The goal was a wonderful piece of play from two outstanding players, a marvellous pass and a wonderful finish which put us on the front foot.
"But we didn't capitalise on that. We had a spell where we were pretty much in control, but from the start of the second half we invited Wigan on to us all the time by consistently giving the ball away.
"As a result they took advantage and scored an equalising goal. We did a little better towards the end and we were unlucky with Steven's shot which hit the underside of the crossbar.
"But it would have been harsh on Wigan had we won it and they can probably feel the 1-1 result flatters us more than them.
"We always knew this was going to be a tough test, they are not a bad team at all."