Jordi Gomez scored in the dying minutes of the Premier League clash to salvage a point for the Latics in a 1-1 draw, which sees Andre Villas Boas’ men slip further behind the Manchester clubs and Tottenham in the race for the title.
Despite the disappointment of the goal however, the Czech Republic international feels there wasn’t much more he could have done to prevent it.
“When the shot came through, there were players coming across the flight of the ball and one of the other players – I think it was Ashley Cole or somebody – the ball just went through him somehow,” Cech told The Guardian.
“There was a split second where I could not see the ball and then it was too late.
“I tried to catch the ball but it was too late and it deflected. The feeling I have from the pitch is that this is not a goal I can be proud of but, in a way, it is hard to see what I could have done differently,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight