Edin Dzeko scored what proved to be the winner for Manchester City as he headed in a first half free-kick for the league leaders.
Speaking after the game Roberto Martinez revealed he was left with mixed feelings after his sides performance.
He told the Wigan Evening Post: “I have mixed feelings about the game. In the first half we worked hard, we defended well, but we weren’t ourselves with the ball.
“There was a little bit of anxiety there, which the crowd picked up on, and that was very evident in our play. In the second half we adapted well, and we found a little bit of momentum.
“We were on the front foot for the most part and that gave us a real competitive edge. We knew we’d get chances in the final quarter, and James was very unlucky not to score with his shot.
“Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get the break that would have given us a deserved point. But if we can find a way to play for 90 minutes with the intensity we had at the end, we are capable of winning games.”
The Latics face a tricky trip to Queens Park Rangers at the weekend. With new manager Mark Hughes now in place and a seemingly substantial transfer kitty the Latics will be pleased to be visiting Loftus Road sooner rather than later.