Rovers should have won – Allardyce

Disappointed Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce felt his side did more

than enough to win the 1-1 draw against Wigan at the DW Stadium.

Benni McCarthy’s first Premier League goal of the season put

Rovers ahead in the 30th minute only for Hugo Rodallega’s

53rd-minute header to level things up.

Either side could have snatched victory late on, with Wigan

goalkeeper Chris Kirkland brilliantly saving McCarthy’s close-range

overhead kick.

Wigan have now won just one of the last eight league matches,

with Blackburn enjoying victory only once in seven.

“I’m not really satisfied with a point. Our lads are

disappointed because we know we should have had three,” said

Allardyce. “We just have to keep believing that eventually, when we

make so many chances, we will put some in the back of the net for

us to win the game.

“This one was a really good performance and considering our

recent away form in terms of results you may have thought we would

be happy with a draw.

“We got a goal in front, missed too many chances to get the

second and kill the opposition off and allowed them 10 minutes to

get back in the game and let them score.

“Had we not done that the chances we created towards the end

of the game – particularly Benni’s overhead kick, God knows how

that stayed out – would have been enough.”

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez also felt his side deserved more

from the game after a much-improved second-half performance.

“We showed the right reaction (after half-time) and probably

created enough chances to score that second goal,” said the

Spaniard. “Obviously the first half performance was not good

enough, it was not up to our standards as lapses in concentration

again cost us a goal.

“I checked it again but it looks like Benni could have been

in an offside position but that is what is happening to us at the


“Certain decisions are not going our way and we are making it

very hard for ourselves.

“But I was pleased with our reaction. I saw great character

and great personality in the second half.

“I am pleased with that and if we keep on performing with

those second-half standards we will get the points the performances