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Martinez: Wigan hard done by

Roberto Martinez says his Wigan side have once again been hard done by, following a 2-1 Boxing Day defeat to Everton.

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Roberto Martinez: Wigan manager feels his team have been hard done by

Roberto Martinez: Wigan manager feels his team have been hard done by

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Wigan, who have not won in six games, felt they deserved a penalty in Wednesday's clash with Everton, and feel hard done by having also been denied a spot kick with Arsenal last weekend.

Martinez said: "Shaun Maloney is not a player that looks for penalties.

"He is someone who once he gets in that one v one situation you know how effective he can be.

"He goes past his defender easily and there is no need for him to go down but I think if you look at Leon Osman's reaction it tells you everything.

"If you see defending a one v one in the box and someone goes down, you go mad - and rightly so.

"Leon Osman just went away and showed a face of feeling that he got away with that incident. "I don't really understand what the referee saw and I am getting a bit tired of talking about these moments."

After narrow escapes in each of the past two seasons, Wigan appear to be heading for another relegation battle.

Commenting on his side's current form, Martinez said: "I'm frustrated and angry. It is a moment of the season where results are starting to be very important.

"We knew we were coming to a difficult place but the way we played the first half, I thought we stopped them from having any momentum.

"We were starting to get into a good position to get a positive result and actions in both boxes cost us.

"We need to make sure we don't rely on third parties - we don't rely on decisions to get positive results.

"We will learn from it. It is not good enough just to play well in the Premier League, whichever ground you are playing at.

"If we need to play extra well to get a positive result, that is what we have got to do."

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