Martinez content with Latics

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was pleased with his side's performance in a 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Latics led thanks to a Mohamed Diame thunderbolt until just after the hour mark, when Kenwyne Jones powered home a headed equaliser for the home side.

Martinez said after the game:"The hardest thing is coming away from home and scoring that first goal and once we did that, we coped really well in the first half with Sunderland's threat.

"We expected them to be direct and put us under pressure in the last third, but the disappointment is that we needed to score that second goal.

"If you score that second goal, the whole game changes and everything is a little bit easier for you.

"We are getting punished for very, very little and it seems we need a lot to take our chances.

"But overall, I am very pleased with the performance in terms of the defensive attributes we had to show – the togetherness, the responsibility."

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