Ah sweet sweet disappointment, how I have missed your feeling. For the most part this season, I like many other Wigan Athletic fans had been happy with how the side were doing, and not too worried about three defeats on the trot. However today's result may have changed my mind.
When your team starts losing, by any score line, you feel disappointed. However when your team lose and seemed for the most part not bothered moving out of their own half you start to worry.
Now when Wigan don't score I am one who is never really bothered by it, we usual create a good few decent chances, and could have easily have won the match on another day. Yet considering we had four chances on goal, with 61% of possession you wonder, how haven't we made more chances?
We started the better settling into the game well, and controlling as usual most of possession. However Villa were creating the chances, and Gabriel Agbonlahor was looking like a new player. Nothing Latics could do seemed to stop the winger.
As the game went on, the game dragged on. It was nothing in the game for either side, Latics having most of the possession, while Aston Villa where working hard with the ball and came close to scoring twice through Darren Bent, the first a missed placed header, the second a great save from Ali Al Habsi denied the striker.
Things don't last forever though, and the Villa pressure came to production on the 36 minute. Barry Bannan finding Agbonlahor in space against Gary Caldwell, Agbonlahor turned Gary and placed the ball in. 1-0 to Aston Villa.
Half time came at the right time for Latics. Villa with chest outs were on the prowl for a second, and it looked like they were going to out in the second half ready for more.
Di Santo however, could have pulled Wigan back into the game. A penalty shout it was, and it could have changed the game, but the referee was having none of it. Correct call? it looks undoubtedly wrong, a penalty was what should have been given, bad miss by the referee, but would Latics step their game up?
Not at all. The pressure fell back on us. Twice Barry Bannan tried to score, the first pulled another great save out of Ali, before the second hit the cross bar.
So it wasn't long before a Villa second. Agbonlahor turned provider for Darren Bent this time. A cross from the winger, saw the England striker have the simplest of tap ins.
How come it takes two goals to go in before we start to play well. Villa had Shay Given to thank in the final third of the game. Making saves from Di Santo, Victor Moses and Shaun Maloney, who all could have and should have scored to pull something back for the Latics.
It does say something about a team, when our only shots on goal, came in the last 30 minutes of the match.
While the result brings and end to our unbeaten record away at Villa. It is also the first time that under Roberto Martinez, that Latics have lost four games in a row. A very worrying statistic, as we sit 17th in the Premier League Table.