Despite the defeat, Clarke is happy with the performance of his players and feels that their display warranted more from the match.
"I thought we were excellent, played well. We had a dodgy 10-minute spell in the first half, which came around about the goal," Clarke told Sky Sports News.
"We started great. We had a little tactical switch, we decided to go with three at the back, something different. It's credit to the players that we are in the position we can do that at this stage of the season, we can experiment a little bit and look at different things. It worked really well for us, maybe we caught Manchester City out with the shape.
"We had chances, three or four in the first 10 minutes, and on another night one of those goes in and it could be different. I think the very least we deserved was a point, but we have to dust ourselves down, go to Carrow Road to face Norwich City in another difficult game on Sunday and try to get a win there."
Albion travel to Norwich City on Sunday.