Last Updated: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 05:30
Roberto Martinez says Wigan paid the price for not scoring when on top as Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners.
Latics more than held their own against the Premier League champions but could not convert their chances with Arouna Kone guilty of squandering the best opportunity when heading wide.
Wigan were made to pay as Mario Balotelli got City's opener on 69 minutes before James Milner wrapped up the win with the second goal just two minutes later.
Martinez was delighted with the way his side played but was very frustrated with the fact they were left with nothing to show for their efforts.
"From our point of view, I think we edged the game for 60 minutes," Martinez revealed. "The disappointment is we couldn't get the first goal in that period.
"When you are just slightly ahead of the opposition you have to score and that (Kone) was a clear chance. We could have been more patient but the frustration is we couldn't find a goal. That was the only thing missing.
"But I loved the attitude, effort and personality that we showed. We kept showing that desire. It was a very pleasing performance from many aspects but we are still disappointed."
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