Ollie Norwood notched his first goal of the season but said Huddersfield Town’s 2-1 defeat at Wigan took all the gloss off his strike.
Mark Robins’ men slipped to 14th in the Championship after Nick Powell seized on a defensive slip after 50 minutes at a rain-sodden DW Stadium.
Norwood had netted in first-half stoppage time to cancel out Leon Barnett’s 20th-minute opener.
“We gifted them the game,” said the disappointed Northern Ireland midfielder, who returned to the starting side at the expense of Duane Holmes.
“We gave two goals away against Leeds the week before, even though we won, and we did the same in this game and lost, and we have to cut these mistakes out.
“I got the goal, but the important thing is always winning games, and you’d take a goal from anyone if it meant three points.”
Norwood, 22, came close to a second equaliser with a free-kick which brought a fine save from Lee Nicholls.
“We gave it a good go, and their keeper made some good saves,” continued the former Manchester United man, who made his 50th Town start in the club’s 4,000th Football League game.
“We tried hard to get the result we thought we were worthy of.”
Having suffered a third defeat in four games, Town aim to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host Lee Clark’s Birmingham, who are third-bottom after a 1-0 home defeat by Charlton.