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  • Date:11 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Carrow Road
  • Attendance:26,653
  • Hoolahan (9)
  • Moses (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:15 +5.15

The offside flag is raised against Elliott Bennett. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

94:22 +4.22

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Wesley Hoolahan. James McArthur is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Kyle Naughton takes the direct free kick.

93:46 +3.46

The assistant referee signals for offside against Steve Morison. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

93:21 +3.21

The ball is sent over by David Fox, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

93:03 +3.03

Anthony Pilkington delivers the ball, Shaun Maloney manages to make a clearance.

91:57 +1.57

Foul by Victor Moses on Adam Drury, free kick awarded. The referee cautions Victor Moses for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by David Fox, clearance made by Gary Caldwell.

91:12 +1.12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

90:50 +0.50

Mohamed Diame has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

90:15 +0.15

Centre by Victor Moses, Effort from inside the area by Hugo Rodallega misses to the left of the target.

89:03

Centre by Simeon Jackson, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance.

88:23

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

87:56

The ball is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi.

86:43

The offside flag is raised against Jean Beausejour. John Ruddy takes the free kick.

85:32

Centre by Shaun Maloney, Mohamed Diame produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

84:18

James McCarthy leaves the field to be replaced by Mohamed Diame.

83:13

The ball is delivered by Steve Morison, Maynor Figueroa gets a block in. Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by James McCarthy. The ball is crossed by Elliott Bennett, Elliott Ward has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

82:21

A cross is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, blocked by Emmerson Boyce. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Anthony Pilkington from the left by-line, Steve Morison takes a shot. Clearance by Emmerson Boyce.

79:57

Unfair challenge on Simeon Jackson by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. The referee books Antolin Alcaraz for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Anthony Pilkington from the free kick.

79:30

The ball is swung over by Jean Beausejour. Centre by Emmerson Boyce, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

77:44

Unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by James McCarthy results in a free kick. James McCarthy booked. David Fox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Emmerson Boyce.

76:53

James McArthur takes a shot. Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

75:17

Victor Moses delivers the ball, Kyle Naughton manages to make a clearance.

74:45

Emmerson Boyce fouled by Anthony Pilkington, the ref awards a free kick. James McArthur restarts play with the free kick.

73:59

Simeon Jackson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

73:06

The ball is swung over by Adam Drury, clearance by Jean Beausejour.

72:30

The ball is sent over by Victor Moses, Header from deep inside the area by Hugo Rodallega goes over the bar.

71:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Drury on Victor Moses. Booking for Adam Drury for unsporting behaviour. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

68:43

Elliott Bennett is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Crofts. Anthony Pilkington comes on in place of Andrew Surman.

67:39

Victor Moses gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Norwich 1-1 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Shaun Maloney.

66:07

Centre by Jean Beausejour, blocked by Andrew Crofts. Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour.

65:37

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

65:22

Emmerson Boyce crosses the ball.

64:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Victor Moses played to the near post, Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Victor Moses, Adam Drury makes a clearance.

63:25

Steve Morison crosses the ball, Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.

63:14

Jean Beausejour produces a cross, David Fox manages to make a clearance.

62:02

Emmerson Boyce crosses the ball, Header on goal by Antolin Alcaraz from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

61:39

A cross is delivered by James McCarthy, Zak Whitbread makes a clearance.

60:20

Zak Whitbread challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zak Whitbread goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Jean Beausejour crosses the ball in from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the left by-line, clearance by Elliott Ward.

59:54

Simeon Jackson produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

58:05

Handball decision goes against Shaun Maloney. Steve Morison is brought on as a substitute for Grant Holt. Elliott Ward takes the free kick.

57:23

Effort from range distance by Maynor Figueroa goes wide of the right-hand upright.

56:53

The ball is sent over by Jean Beausejour.

54:53

Wesley Hoolahan goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Shaun Maloney on for Jordi Gomez.

53:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Fox on Jordi Gomez. Direct free kick taken by Jordi Gomez. Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Grant Holt.

50:56

The ball is swung over by Zak Whitbread, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

47:15

James McCarthy takes a shot. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

46:53 +1.53

James McArthur sends in a cross, Elliott Ward manages to make a clearance.

46:42 +1.42

Centre by Jean Beausejour, Andrew Crofts gets a block in.

46:05 +1.05

Hugo Rodallega produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by John Ruddy.

45:57

The ball is crossed by Adam Drury, Headed effort from inside the area by Grant Holt misses to the left of the target.

45:28

Centre by Victor Moses.

45:23 +0.23

Centre by David Fox, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

45:12 +0.12

A cross is delivered by Grant Holt, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.

44:17

Effort on goal by Simeon Jackson from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

43:27

Unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Simeon Jackson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James McCarthy.

42:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell by Grant Holt. Grant Holt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

42:07

Jordi Gomez produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by John Ruddy. Close range shot by Hugo Rodallega clears the bar.

40:43

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jordi Gomez goes wide right of the goal.

39:30

Unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Adam Drury results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Victor Moses.

39:15

The ball is sent over by Simeon Jackson, save made by Ali Al Habsi.

38:35

Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Antolin Alcaraz results in a free kick. Wesley Hoolahan restarts play with the free kick. Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Gary Caldwell gets a block in.

37:45

Kyle Naughton delivers the ball, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa.

36:50

James McCarthy takes a shot. Blocked by Zak Whitbread.

36:26

The ball is swung over by Emmerson Boyce, blocked by Andrew Crofts. Short corner taken by Jean Beausejour.

32:43

Grant Holt takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.

31:03

Emmerson Boyce delivers the ball, save made by John Ruddy.

29:05

The ball is sent over by James McArthur.

27:17

Simeon Jackson challenges Antolin Alcaraz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.

26:01

The ball is sent over by Victor Moses, Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

25:32

Jean Beausejour delivers the ball.

20:38

Shot from outside the penalty box by Simeon Jackson goes wide right of the goal.

19:40

Jean Beausejour crosses the ball, Adam Drury manages to make a clearance.

18:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Zak Whitbread on Jordi Gomez. Direct free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

18:07

The ball is sent over by Victor Moses.

17:38

A cross is delivered by Jean Beausejour, blocked by Kyle Naughton.

16:44

Jean Beausejour takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy. The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan. Shot from just outside the area by Andrew Crofts goes over the bar.

15:37

The ball is swung over by Adam Drury.

15:16

The ball is sent over by Grant Holt.

14:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McArthur by Andrew Surman. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jordi Gomez from right wing, comfortable save by John Ruddy.

12:43

The ball is swung over by Simeon Jackson, Gary Caldwell gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Emmerson Boyce manages to make a clearance.

11:29

Gary Caldwell challenges Wesley Hoolahan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Fox.

9:34

Simeon Jackson sends in a cross, Wesley Hoolahan scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Norwich 1-0 Wigan.Assist by Simeon Jackson.

4:46

The ball is swung over by Simeon Jackson, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

4:06

Foul by Grant Holt on Gary Caldwell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz.

3:35

The ball is delivered by Maynor Figueroa, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Hugo Rodallega misses to the right of the target.

2:13

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa.

Match Preview

Lambert praise for chirping Canaries Paul Lambert has nothing but admiration for his Norwich players after what he has described as an "incredible" season so far. The Canaries have surpassed many people's expectations since their return to the Barclays Premier League and currently sit comfortably in 11th place. Norwich enjoy a 13-point cushion over the drop heading into Sunday's fixture against struggling Wigan and manager Lambert has nothing but praise his side as a result. "I think we've done great since that first game," he said. "I don't think anybody envisaged this would happen - it's been incredible what the lads have done. "I've got nothing but admiration for the way the team has gone about it and picked up points away from home, which has been great. "At home we've been great and we've always been in a game. We've never let ourselves down. "We've always made a fight of a game and for where the lads have come from, they deserve every bit of credit that's coming their way. "They're sitting in mid-table at the minute and if we win on Sunday we can go again, up a couple, and I've got nothing but praise for them." Norwich head into the match on a run of three successive defeats, but many have tipped them to get back to winning ways on against the side propping up the table. However, Lambert has warned against complacency and believes Wigan will play without pressure at Carrow Road. "There is less pressure on you away from home because of the fanbase," he said. "When you go away from home maybe there is less pressure on you to perform because the majority of the home crowd will be with us. "Yes, they are having a hard time at the minute so it is up to us to keep them down there. "I don't think their principles have changed. I think (manager) Roberto (Martinez) is great, he is a football person, so I don't think they will move from their beliefs. It is a hard game. "Everybody is a threat, it is a team game and if you neglect a team and focus on an individual it is going to be really tough. We need to be bang at it to win." Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes Norwich's unpredictability has been the key to their surprisingly effective return to the top flight. They entertain the Latics having lost just four times at Carrow Road this season and safely anchored in mid-table, in points terms nearer Chelsea than the drop zone. Martinez feels the status is fully deserved, thanks largely to Lambert's tactic of mixing a neat flowing style with the ability to go route-one when required. "The big thing about Norwich is they are unpredictable," said the Wigan chief. "They are a footballing side who can play their way out of the back. But they also have other physical players. "They use that. It allows them to get into the last third and score goals by different methods. "It gives them flexibility in how they approach games and means they can work in different formations." More importantly, Norwich have players who know where the goal is. Grant Holt is the club's top Premier League scorer with 10, but Steve Morison and Anthony Pilkington are not far behind. By contrast, Wigan can do no better than four goals apiece for Franco di Santo and Jordi Gomez, neither of whom have found the net since the middle of December. "The hardest thing for any team in this league is to score goals," said Martinez. "They have prolific scorers. "Norwich have been really impressive. They have grown into the league and shown great belief. They have a freedom and bravery and willingness to create chances. "It doesn't surprise me how well they have done. "The old feelings of inferiority from teams who got promoted, that need to keep clean sheets and trying to win games by being defensive, has gone."

Formation:442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

Formation: 541Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • John Ruddy
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Elliott Ward
  • Zak Whitbread
  • Adam Drury
  • Andrew Crofts
  • Wesley Hoolahan
  • David Fox
  • Andrew Surman
  • Simeon Jackson
  • Grant Holt
  • SUBS
  • Jed Steer
  • Russell Martin
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Steve Morison
  • Anthony Pilkington
  • Elliott Bennett
  • Aaron Wilbraham

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Match Report

Canaries pegged back by Moses Wigan battled to a 1-1 draw at Norwich, but it was not enough to lift them off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Wes Hoolahan clipped in Simeon Jackson's cross to put the Canaries in front after 10 minutes. However, the Latics grew into the match and eventually netted a deserved equaliser through a well-taken finish by Victor Moses in the 68th minute. Despite their recent dip in form, with successive league defeats following their FA Cup exit to Leicester, Norwich had impressed on their return to the top flight and could have climbed back up to eighth with victory. However, it was the visitors who started brightly. In the fourth minute, Hugo Rodallega glanced a header wide after a deep cross from the left by Maynor Figueroa. Norwich slowly settled into possession, if without stretching the Wigan rearguard. The hosts went in front with their first meaningful attack in the 10th minute. Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi skewed his clearance straight out of play, with Adam Drury taking a quick throw which sent Jackson clear into the left side of the penalty area. The Canada forward floated a ball into the six-yard box, where Hoolahan got in between two defenders to hook the ball up into the far corner. Norwich soon had Wigan pressed back again, with Jackson's darting run down the right, with the ball eventually out for a corner which was cleared. When Wigan did break through James McArthur, Rodallega carried the ball to the edge of the Norwich penalty area and set up Jean Beausejour on the overlap down the left, but his angled shot was straight at John Ruddy. The visitors were now controlling possession and fashioned their best opening in the 26th minute. Moses cut the ball back through the six-yard box, where Rodallega spun his marker and fired goalwards, but Ruddy was well placed to save. A long punt upfield suddenly released Grant Holt behind the Wigan backline in the 33rd minute. The Norwich skipper turned back inside and fired the ball goalwards which struck Latics captain Gary Caldwell on the arm, but referee Kevin Friend was not interested. Wigan continued to push Norwich on the defensive. Emerson Boyce got away down the right. His deflected cross flew over Ruddy and bounced off the top of the crossbar before being put behind. As half-time approached, Ruddy spilled Gomez's ambitious angled 25-yard drive, but Rodallega was unable to turn the loose ball in. The Norwich keeper then got lucky again after being unable to hold on to Rodallega's low strike, but gathered the ball just ahead of Moses. Wigan were back on the offensive at the start of the second half, when Moses turned inside full-back Kyle Naughton and floated a ball across the six-yard box. At the other end, Holt then headed wide from Drury's left-wing cross. McCarthy played a neat one-two with Gomez and burst into the Norwich penalty area, but Ruddy got down well to save his low, first-time shot. The let-off sparked Norwich into life, yet without really making progress in the final third. Wigan remained well on top with Wales striker Steve Morison, on for Holt, having to hack clear inside his own six-yard box. The Wales forward then suddenly burst clear down the right, cutting the ball back across goal where Antolin Alcaraz threw himself in front of Jackson to block. Wigan netted a deserved equaliser in the 68th minute. Shaun Maloney slipped through Moses, who held off the Norwich defence to round Ruddy and slot home. Canaries boss Paul Lambert had needed to inject some new life into his side for some time, and finally did just that with an immediate double change when Andrew Surman and Crofts were replaced by wingers Elliott Bennett and Anthony Pilkington. In the 80th minute, Alcaraz upended Jackson at the edge of the penalty area, and was shown a yellow card, despite calls for red from the home support. Pilkington curled the free-kick over the wall, but cleared the crossbar. Morison's header from a corner was then knocked off the line by Beausejour before Elliott Ward planted his header just wide. Wigan almost snatched victory with four minutes left when Maloney broke down the left and crossed for substitute Mohamed Diame, who somehow put the ball over from six yards. Al Habsi then produced a brilliant one-handed save to keep out Morison's goalbound header as the Latics came away with a deserved point. end

Form Guide

    DLWWLL
  • Norwich
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • LLDWDL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Norwich
  • 13/08/2011

Top Scorers

Norwich

  • G Holt 9
  • S Morison 8
  • A Pilkington 7
  • A Surman 3
  • W Hoolahan 2
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 4
  • G Caldwell 2
  • H Rodallega 2
  • J McArthur 2
  • M Diame 2
  • J Gomez 2
  • V Moses 2
  • AD Crusat 1
  • B Watson 1

Goals

Norwich

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 38
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 23
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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