Martinez reflects on Latics late loss
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was in philosophical following their 2-1 defeat at Fulham.
Recent victories over Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal boosted their survival hopes but a late Philippe Senderos goal means they are only three points clear of the bottom three. Pavel Pogrebnyak had brought the Whites level following Emmerson Boyce's strike and there was controversy when Pogrebnyak's shot hit the bar and appeared to cross the line but no goal was awarded. But Senderos headed in a last-minute winner to condemn the Latics to defeat. Martinez said: "I am disappointed with the result, with the manner the game ended. We knew it was going to be a very difficult game because first we knew Fulham are enjoying a very good season and are in good form and they had a lot more time to prepare. "Obviously we had three very challenging games in eight days and today was probably a game too many. You could see that in spells. We lost Franco di Santo to injury that is because of too much football in a short period of time. "During a couple of incidents we saw we were not as energetic as we normally are but even then we cancelled each other out. I thought the first half was very level with Fulham and ourselves and I thought the most important moment of the game was going to be the opening goal."