Report: Wigan Athletic 2-2 Norwich City

Good point for Latics.

Wigan made two changes to the side that lost to Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night. Omar Bogle and James Weir both came in to make full debuts.

The first chance of the night fell to Norwich. The ball came to the edge of the box towards Howson, he hit it only for it to bounce off the crossbar and back out to Martin who headed it into the open net, only for his goal to be disallowed for offside.

Not long after, Norwich earned a freekick, which was taken by Alex Pritchard and he whipped it in to find Oliveira who headed it past Haugaard. Which made it 0-1.

Will Grigg came on at half time and had this first chance of the second half when he got ahead of Martin. Grigg tried to pull it across to Bogle, only for it to come off Martin and the effort was saved well by Ruddy.

Wigan got the equaliser after a corner was put in by Michael Jacobs and Omar Bogle won the header, he guided the ball into the net and got Wigan back into the game.

Seven minutes after Bogle’s first, he was at it again, this time he scored from a well taken free kick.

73 minutes into the game and Norwich brought the game level yet again, this time from a corner which found the head of newly signed Dijks and the Dutch man headed in the equaliser for Norwich.

Latics came close to getting the winner but Sam Morsy’s shot was saved by the fingertips of Ruddy.

Latics stay in 23rd, two points off Blackburn.

Wigan boss Warren Joyce said:

“I’m disappointed we did not end up winning the game, because I felt we deserved the three points. I was happy with the whole team – the effort, the commitment, the work-rate, the desire. We were good value to have taken the lead, and it’s disappointing not to see it through.”

Norwich boss Alex Neil said:

“We were the better side in the first half and we controlled the game – we should have been more than 1-0 up. The frustration for me is that the goal that Russell Martin scored was onside, having watched it back. We were frustrated tonight as a group. We feel we should have won it. We made it difficult for ourselves.”

Wigan: Haugaard, Connolly, Warnock, Burn, Buxton, Weir (Grigg 46′), Power , MacDonald, Morsy, Jacobs, Bogle.

Unused Subs: Gilks, Kellett, Hanson, Tunnicliffe, Perkins, Mandron.

Norwich: Ruddy, Pinto, Martin, Klose, Dijks, Howson, Mulumbu, Pritchard (Murphy 83′), Wildschut (Murphy 70′), Oliveira, Jerome.

Unused Subs: McGovern, Wittaker, Bennett, Godfrey, Lafferty.

Referee: Peter Bankes

Attendance: 10,193

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