Carlos Carvalhal believed had Sheffield Wednesday not spurned another host of chances they could have at least got a point against Brighton at Hillsborough.
As it turned out, when the Owls finally found the net through Gary Hooper, it was far too late as the final whistle went seconds later to signal a 2-1 win for the visitors.
Sam Baldock had put Brighton in front with a delicate lob but after the break came what Carvalhal sais was the crucial moment when Anthony Knockaert fired in from close range to double the lead, against the run of second half play.
The Owls head coach said there wasn’t much between the two teams.
“It was a game that was very balanced, like we expected,” he said. “It was a tactical game, especially in the first half. We had a few chances and Brighton had one or two also, so it was very balanced.
“In the second half, I thought we played better, more offensive and we pressed more. In the moments we pressed more, we created more clear chances and they scored in their solitary moment, the second goal.
“The second goal was crucial but after we never gave up. We didn’t score at the correct time, we just scored in the last minute. I think, maybe, if we score before we could’ve achieved points in this game. We still need to improve our efficiency (in front of goal).”