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  • Date:13 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:17,454
  • Watson - pen (20)
  • Hoolahan (44)
Goal!

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93:59 +3.59

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ben Watson, clearance made by Grant Holt.

93:16 +3.16

Grant Holt is caught offside. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

92:06 +2.06

Russell Martin takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

91:32 +1.32

Wesley Hoolahan fouled by Ronnie Stam, the ref awards a free kick. Ritchie De Laet takes the free kick.

90:39 +0.39

Victor Moses gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Crofts. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

88:09

Victor Moses takes a shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in. Shot by Hugo Rodallega. Blocked by Ritchie De Laet.

86:49

Foul by Mohamed Diame on Elliott Bennett, free kick awarded. David Fox takes the free kick.

85:09

Wesley Hoolahan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

84:40

Elliott Bennett fouled by Ben Watson, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Fox restarts play with the free kick.

84:08

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Ben Watson hits the post.

83:05

Mohamed Diame challenges Anthony Pilkington unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mohamed Diame booked for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by David Fox.

82:08

Elliott Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.

81:01

Ronnie Stam comes on in place of Adrian Lopez.

78:28

The ball is sent over by Elliott Bennett, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Grant Holt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

75:18

The offside flag is raised against Hugo Rodallega. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

74:02

Marc Tierney challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick. Elliott Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Surman. Steve Morison goes off and Anthony Pilkington comes on. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

73:56

Russell Martin delivers the ball, Adrian Lopez manages to make a clearance.

72:27

The assistant referee signals for offside against Wesley Hoolahan. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.

71:33

Caution for Steve Morison.

70:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt by Emmerson Boyce. Leon Barnett replaces Zak Whitbread. Marc Tierney takes the direct free kick.

69:54

Centre by Russell Martin.

67:51

Conor Sammon has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

67:09

Corner taken by Ben Watson, clearance made by Ritchie De Laet.

66:48

Emmerson Boyce fouled by Grant Holt, the ref awards a free kick. Emmerson Boyce takes the direct free kick.

64:50

Hugo Rodallega produces a cross.

63:42

Corner taken by David Fox, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.

62:57

Ritchie De Laet fouled by Conor Sammon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ruddy.

61:05

David Fox takes the indirect free kick. Andrew Surman produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

60:36

Hugo Rodallega produces a drilled right-footed shot from 18 yards. John Ruddy makes a save.

58:54

Victor Moses takes a shot. Zak Whitbread gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson played to the near post, Ritchie De Laet makes a clearance.

58:40

The ball is sent over by Maynor Figueroa, clearance by Zak Whitbread.

57:29

A cross is delivered by Marc Tierney, Grant Holt takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

55:53

Steve Morison produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

55:15

Corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line.

54:50

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Blocked by James McCarthy.

53:25

Outswinging corner taken by Andrew Surman, Maynor Figueroa makes a clearance.

52:18

Hugo Rodallega on for Jordi Gomez. Franco Di Santo goes off and Conor Sammon comes on.

51:46

Centre by Jordi Gomez, John Ruddy makes a save.

51:03

Drilled left-footed shot by Franco Di Santo. Blocked by Ritchie De Laet. Inswinging corner taken by Jordi Gomez from the right by-line, clearance by Steve Morison.

50:21

Andrew Crofts produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

49:24

Maynor Figueroa produces a cross, Franco Di Santo has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

47:32

Unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. Marc Tierney takes the free kick.

47:22 +2.22

The ball is swung over by Victor Moses, Close range header by Franco Di Santo goes over the crossbar.

46:10

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Blocked by Grant Holt. Grant Holt is caught offside. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

44:58

Wesley Hoolahan grabs a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Wigan 1-1 Norwich.

44:44

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

42:50

Shot from just outside the box by Victor Moses misses to the right of the goal.

39:04

Franco Di Santo takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Crofts.

38:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McCarthy on Andrew Crofts. Andrew Crofts takes the direct free kick.

36:36

Emmerson Boyce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Holt. The free kick is swung in right-footed by David Fox.

34:05

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson.

33:09

Victor Moses fouled by Russell Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Watson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.

31:32

Victor Moses takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

27:02

Long range shot by Mohamed Diame goes wide right of the target.

26:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Watson on Grant Holt. Free kick taken by Grant Holt.

25:13

The ball is sent over by Marc Tierney.

22:34

Drilled left-footed shot by Andrew Surman. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

19:18

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Ritchie De Laet. Ben Watson scores a power penalty. Wigan 1-0 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Franco Di Santo.

17:17

Wesley Hoolahan has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

16:45

Grant Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Caldwell. Gary Caldwell takes the direct free kick.

16:12

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

15:04

Emmerson Boyce takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Zak Whitbread.

13:36

Russell Martin sends in a cross, Gary Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

11:05

Steve Morison takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

9:41

The referee blows for offside. Gary Caldwell restarts play with the free kick.

8:16

Centre by Gary Caldwell, Franco Di Santo takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

3:42

Andrew Crofts is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

1:23

Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Morison. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Watson, Emmerson Boyce takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

0:41

Unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by David Fox results in a free kick. David Fox shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

0:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce by Wesley Hoolahan. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:451Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 4132Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Adrian Lopez
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McCarthy
  • Ben Watson
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Victor Moses
  • Franco Di Santo
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Hendry Thomas
  • James McArthur
  • Conor Sammon
  • David Jones
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Hoolahan strike earns Norwich a draw Wes Hoolahan's goal just before half-time ensured newly-promoted Norwich claimed a point with a 1-1 draw in their Barclays Premier League opener against Wigan at the DW Stadium. The Latics had gone in front in the 21st minute through Ben Watson's spot-kick after Ritchie De Laet had fouled Franco Di Santo. But the Canaries made it 1-1 at the end of the first half when Ali Al Habsi could not hold on to Steve Morison's delivery and Hoolahan slotted the ball into the net. Watson almost won it late on with a shot which struck the woodwork and Victor Moses and Hugo Rodallega also went close in the dying moments - but overall Paul Lambert's side deserved to come away with something. Summer signings Morison and De Laet made their competitive debuts for the Norfolk club, who were back playing top-flight football after a six-year absence. Meanwhile, Latics boss Roberto Martinez - shorn of the services of departed duo Charles N'Zogbia and Tom Cleverley - named one new arrival, David Jones, on the bench alongside forward Rodallega, who had returned to training late after his involvement in the Copa America with Colombia. Moses and Di Santo led the attack, while midfielder James McCarthy was fit to start despite a recent ankle problem. After seeing his team suffer a 4-0 hammering at home against Blackpool on the first day of last season, Martinez was all too aware that Premier League new boys should not be underestimated. And Norwich certainly made their presence felt in the opening seconds when David Fox lunged in on Di Santo, picking up a booking. Emmerson Boyce and Moses had chances as the hosts started brightly, but Norwich almost carved an opening when Morison cut the ball back for Hoolahan, who scuffed his attempt off-target. Moments later, though, Wigan had the lead after Di Santo dispossessed De Laet. Looking to make amends, the Belgian chased his man into the box but brought Di Santo down to give away a penalty, which Watson dispatched into the bottom corner. Norwich gave the ball away again just before the half-hour mark as Mohamed Diame pounced on an error by Whitbread, but the Latics midfielder then tried to lob goalkeeper John Ruddy from a few yards past the halfway line and lacked accuracy. The lively Moses, who had impressed in pre-season, caused the Canaries problems again with a snapshot that Ruddy got down to save. Wigan looked set to go in a goal up at the break - but just before the interval it was 1-1 in the 45th minute when Al Habsi spilled Morison's cross and Hoolahan was on hand to level. Soon after, Di Santo went down in the area under a challenge by Russell Martin but play continued, and the striker headed over the bar after connecting with Moses' cross. The tempo did not let up as the second half got under way, with Di Santo heading just wide and Andrew Crofts blasting over at the other end. Eight minutes after the restart Martinez adjusted his forward line by substituting Jordi Gomez and Di Santo for Rodallega and Conor Sammon, who was then just beaten by the onrushing Ruddy to a ball over the top from Moses. Moses was unfortunate to lose his footing before he could get a shot away after a mazy dribble past a host of yellow shirts, and Ruddy just managed to get his hands on a shot from Rodallega. A mix-up between Al Habsi and Adrian Lopez - who was sporting a head bandage after colliding with Morison earlier in the game - saw Wigan give away an indirect free-kick and it was tapped to Andrew Surman, who bent the ball over the bar. Sammon headed over before Norwich brought on Leon Barnett for Whitbread with a little under 20 minutes to go as Leon Barnett came on for Whitbread. Debutants Elliot Bennett and Anthony Pilkington followed soon after for Surman and Morison. A counter-attack saw Norwich surge forward but Grant Holt could not keep his header down before the battle-weary Lopez came off for Ronnie Stam Watson almost won it with five minutes remaining but his effort came back off the post, and Moses and Rodallega then had shots blocked by some last-ditch defending as Norwich hung on for the draw.

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