Martinez - We deserved to win

18 October 2009 06:59
Roberto Martinez felt his side did enough to win the game against Manchester City at the DW Stadium on Sunday. Wigan had to make do with a point against 10-man City, after Pablo Zabaleta was dismissed just after the hour, as both sides fought out a 1-1 draw. The lively Charles N'Zogbia gave the Latics the lead right on half-time when he followed up a Hugo Rodallega shot but their good work was undone when Martin Petrov equalised minutes after the interval. However had it not been for a number of smart saves from Shay Given the Latics could have celebrating another surprising win but if he wasn't happy with the result Martinez was pleased with his side's performance. "It was a very pleasing performance from start to finish," he said. "We knew the role we had today. We were playing against a very talented side I felt we stopped them playing overall. "We going down to 10-man probably that gave them a reason to get very solid behind the ball and I thought it was a real entertaining game, really open two teams that wanted to win and I felt that in every department we deserved to win. "But I am very pleased with the performance." Martinez refused to criticise his side for conceding their lead so soon after half-time and added that the team would learn from their mistakes. "It happens it is not the first time," he added. "We are still in that transitional period we still are learning we conceded against Chelsea in a very similar time and we did that again. "But the pleasing aspect is the reaction we still got on the ball and we kept creating and we were trying to win the game. "We will get better and we will learn from that. But obviously we are playing against a very special side and they are going to punish you if you make a simple mistake and probably that was the only time that we left our back four exposed in the whole game."

Source: SKY_Sports