Hughes is convinced the evenness of this season's Premier League will mean all the major clubs will drop points.
"We were missing key personnel and making changes that doesn't help but that is not an excuse. We are pleased we are picking up points but today I wasn't happy with the attacking threat. We are better than we produced," said Hughes.
"Liverpool, Spurs and Villa have all dropped points recently and some people and that is the way things are shaping up. We have had four draws three of them have been away from home and at places where other top sides have struggled to win and where, in fairness, City have found it difficult in the past."