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Martinez pleased with point

Latics boss pleased with performance and result

Roberto Martinez: Refused to be downcast despite seeing his side fail to convert possession into goals in the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa

Roberto Martinez: Refused to be downcast despite seeing his side fail to convert possession into goals in the 0-0 draw with Aston Villa

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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez insists his side's goalless draw at home to Aston Villa was a point gained, rather than two dropped.

The Latics dominated possession at the DW Stadium but failed to create clear-cut chances, only fashioning their first shot on target in the final 10 minutes.

The result means they missed the chance to climb out of the bottom three and instead remain rooted to the foot of the table, two points adrift of safety.

However, Martinez chose to look at the positives after the game, praising his players for their hard-working display.

Concentration

"It is a good result because keeping a clean sheet is a good part of your performance," he told Sky Sports. "I felt that we worked really, really hard.

"I felt that the concentration levels that we showed and the manner we worked hard for each other was very, very good.

"At the other end we did everything apart from hitting the back of the net, but getting 14 corners at home and having 60 per cent possession, they are the signs of a good controlled performance with a real attacking intent and I'm pleased.

"It is another point, we don't see it as two points dropped and we can take that into the next game."