Despite that they did frustrate City for periods with their patient play and manager Jol felt the Cottagers missed an opportunity to hurt the champions.
He said: "You are fearful - we were very concerned because if you concede a goal after one-and-a-half minutes, you really fear for a bad game, a bad afternoon.
"But it wasn't, we did okay. If you consider they scored the second goal in the 69th minute, we could have hurt them today.
"In the first half they had a shot from (Edin) Dzeko over the bar and a shot from (Carlos) Tevez but that was probably it. I felt we could have done a bit more and scored the equaliser.
"But if you have got Silva - he has extra quality, probably the best player in the Premier League. He was fantastic but overall I felt we did okay."