A game we were unlikely to win, and one yet again we were unlucky not to get anything from. Has that not been the story of our season, and for once the luck of the green in getting those results is swaying away from Latics.
First off to the game itself, and what for the first 36 minutes look like a pretty even tie and one really we could have and should have been looking to go 1-0 in at half time. However there were other powers at work.
Man City's David Silva, firing a shot at Ali. The normally reliable Ali fumbling it, and letting it slide in. From then there look no way back for Latics, Man City had the luck.
But our defence held strong and we looked more likely to get the second goal of the game. Many came close and had it been that someone was confident to smash the ball past Hart, I would be posting a much different post.
James McCarthy, Rodallega, Moses, Alcaraz, Diame, Sammon and N'Zogbia all had very good chances to score. Why can't one of them put the ball away?
So it comes down to another, well done lads; pat on the back but better luck next time. I would however like to congratulate Connor Sammon on his first appearance for the club. He looks like a talent upfront, but that may not save us this season.
So with nine games to go, we are at the bottom of the table. Which in fairness gives us the best position to work from, we can't get any worse, and don't have to look over our shoulders. Martinez now has to get the strikers firing.
If we scored more goals through out the season we would have been comfortably safe, but as it is we have to fight yet again, and I feel like we can do this. So come on Latics, and bring on Birmingham on the 19th, three points will be ours!