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Wigan boss Martinez delighted with Chelsea point

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was pleased with their 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Daniel Sturridge broke the deadlock when he clinically converted Ashley Cole's pass for his ninth goal of the season, but Jordi Gomez tucked away an equaliser in the 88th minute.

The point was not enough to lift the home side out of the bottom three but it was another big step forward after last weekend's win at West Brom, and boss Roberto Martinez felt it could have been better still.

He said: "When you're playing against a team like Chelsea you know you need to be perfect in what you do. We were outstanding. We defended with a real tactical knowledge from the players, real awareness and great concentration.

"I feel we frustrated Chelsea for the majority of the game and it was really tough to concede the goal we conceded - the first shot Chelsea had - and probably at the moment we were a little bit distracted by Frank Lampard being off the pitch.

"But we reacted in the right manner, we kept creating chances, and then you look at the stats. If you end the game with more corners and more attempts on target against a team like Chelsea, it's because you performed really well.

"I'm pleased but if you ask me tomorrow, maybe I'll be disappointed because I feel we dropped two points."

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