Martinez deflated after draw

19 October 2009 07:47
Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez felt his side did enough to win Sunday's 1-1 stalemate with Manchester City. Charles N'Zogbia's stoppage time strike gave Wigan a half-time advantage at the DW Stadium. City responded with a Martin Petrov equaliser just 90 seconds into the second half, but were then on the back foot following a red card to full-back to Pablo Zabaleta. The Latics had chances to win the game as Mohamed Diame fired a shot narrowly over the bar and Jordi Gomez and Hugo Rodallega were both denied by Shay Given. "Not getting the three points is the only disappointment," said Martinez. "The attitude of the players and approach towards the game was very good. "I thought the level of performance was worthy of a win. "When you say that playing against a team like Manchester City it speaks volumes. "You can see the progress and every game is a step forward and that's pleasing."

Source: ESA