Melbourne City captain Patrick Kisnorbo argued his side did enough to earn a point in their 3-1 loss to Brisbane Roar on Sunday.
With Henrique adding the Roar's third goal with almost the final kick of the match, scoring on the break after City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen had come up for a corner, Kisnorbo insisted the visitors had been in the contest in Brisbane.
Brisbane led 2-0 at half-time but City dominated the half-hour following the break, taking nine shots to four.
"First half, I think they had a few decent chances but I think second half we had chances to level it," Kisnorbo told Fox Sports after the match.
"Unfortunately we didn't and obviously we copped one [goal] at the end going for it [the draw]."
The Roar hit the front via Kisnorbo's own goal in the 31st minute, while nine minutes later Brandon Borrello doubled the hosts' lead.
Bruno Fornaroli dragged City back into the match in the 49th minute but with Brisbane goalkeeper Jamie Young making five saves, the visitors were unable to notch a second goal.
Marquee midfielder Robi Koren went closest - hitting the crossbar late on.
The result ended third-placed City's winning streak at four games, with Kisnorbo and Co. slipping four points behind Brisbane and six adrift of leaders Western Sydney Wanderers.
"Obviously we fell short tonight and we need to work on a few things come next week," City's skipper said.
City's next two matches are at home against Sydney FC and the Wanderers.