Allardyce rues dropped points at Wigan

Allardyce rues dropped points at Wigan

Disappointed Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce felt his side did more than enough to win the 1-1 draw against Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Benni McCarthy’s first Barclays Premier League goal of the season put Rovers ahead in the 30th minute only for Hugo Rodallega’s 53rd-minute header to level things up.

Either side could have snatched victory late on, with Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland brilliantly saving McCarthy’s close-range overhead kick.

Wigan have now won just one of the last eight league matches, with Blackburn enjoying victory only once in seven.

“I’m not really satisfied with a point. Our lads are disappointed because we know we should have had three,” said Allardyce.

“We just have to keep believing that eventually, when we make so many chances, we will put some in the back of the net for us to win the game.

“This one was a really good performance and considering our recent away form in terms of results you may have thought we would be happy with a draw.

“We got a goal in front, missed too many chances to get the second and kill the opposition off and allowed them 10 minutes to get back in the game and let them score.

“Had we not done that the chances we created towards the end of the game - particularly Benni’s overhead kick, God knows how that stayed out – would have been enough.”

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez also felt his side deserved more from the game after a much-improved second half performance.

“We showed the right reaction (after half-time) and probably created enough chances to score that second goal,” said the Spaniard.

“Obviously the first half performance was not good enough, it was not up to our standards as lapses in concentration again cost us a goal.

“I checked it again but it looks like Benni could have been in an offside position but that is what is happening to us at the moment.

“Certain decisions are not going our way and we are making it very hard for ourselves.

“But I was pleased with our reaction. I saw great character and great personality in the second half.

“I am pleased with that and if we keep on performing with those second half standards we will get the points the performances deserve.”

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