West Bromwich Albion striker
The Baggies led Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City 1-0 through the
However City, who had England midfielder
Long told the club's official website, www.wba.co.uk: "The crowd were getting behind us and we really felt like we could win the game. That is the confidence we have in the squad at the moment.
"But at the same time, we have probably got to learn from these situations.
"We probably should have won at Villa and didn't see it out, and it was the same on Saturday.
"But at least we lost in the right way, trying to win the game and taking the game to them.
"There aren't many teams that will take points off Manchester City this season."
English Premier League
Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has confirmed he wants to join Manchester City.