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Wigan Athletic 2-2 Norwich City

Sam Morsy (right)
Wigan had never previously scored more than once in a league game against Norwich

Norwich missed the chance to climb into the Championship's top six after Omar Bogle's second-half double earned struggling Wigan a point.

Nelson Oliveira's looping header from Alex Pritchard's set-piece had given Norwich a deserved first-half lead.

But Bogle's near-post header from a corner and cleanly struck free-kick put the hosts ahead as they battled back.

Mitchell Dijks then nodded level from a Norwich corner and both sides searched for a late winner that would not come.

Wigan remain 23rd, five points below 21st-placed Burton with a game in hand, while Norwich stay seventh but move to within two points of sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.

The Canaries had put the ball in the net on 25 minutes when Russell Martin headed in on the rebound after a Jonny Howson effort bounced off the woodwork, but the linesman's flag was already raised for offside.

However, not long after the visitors - bidding for a fourth straight win - did take the lead as Oliveira netted his eighth league goal of the season.

After the break, Wigan sprung to life and former Grimsby striker Bogle's quickfire brace on his first start for the Latics turned the game around.

But Dijks' header soon had the visitors back on level terms to deny Wigan a seventh league win of the season.

The hosts, who had failed to scored in nine of their past 12 home league games, could have won it late on but Norwich keeper John Ruddy saved well from Jake Buxton.

Omar Bogle (left)
Omar Bogle (left) has scored 21 goals in all competitions this term for Grimsby and Wigan

Wigan Athletic boss Warren Joyce: "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 City boss Alex Neil: "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."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 28Haugaard
  • 12Connolly
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 16MacDonald
  • 17Jacobs
  • 6Power
  • 8MorsyBooked at 90mins
  • 47WeirSubstituted forGriggat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 14Bogle

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 9Grigg
  • 13Kellett
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 26Hanson
  • 35Gilks
  • 39Mandron

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 25PintoBooked at 86mins
  • 5MartinBooked at 48mins
  • 15Klose
  • 3Dijks
  • 21PritchardSubstituted forMurphyat 84'minutes
  • 18Mulumbu
  • 8Howson
  • 17WildschutSubstituted forMurphyat 71'minutes
  • 9Oliveira
  • 10Jerome

Substitutes

  • 2Whittaker
  • 19Lafferty
  • 22Murphy
  • 24Bennett
  • 31Murphy
  • 33McGovern
  • 35Godfrey
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
10,193

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Norwich City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 2, Norwich City 2.

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Jonny Howson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Booking

Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Connolly with a headed pass.

Booking

Ivo Pinto (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

Foul by Jacob Murphy (Norwich City).

Omar Bogle (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Jacob Murphy replaces Alex Pritchard.

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by John Ruddy.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Attempt blocked. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).

Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but William Grigg is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Norwich City 2. Mitchell Dijks (Norwich City) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Pritchard with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Jakob Haugaard.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Yanic Wildschut.

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Norwich City 1. Omar Bogle (Wigan Athletic) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City).

Callum Connolly (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivo Pinto (Norwich City).

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome with a headed pass.

Hand ball by Omar Bogle (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Norwich City 1. Omar Bogle (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 7th February 2017

As It Stood

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1Newcastle29202757233462
2Brighton29187447242361
3Reading3017584439556
4Huddersfield2917483732555
5Leeds301731042301254
6Sheff Wed2914783428649
7Norwich30145115042847
8Derby2913793022846
9Barnsley30136114844445
10Fulham291110846331343
11Preston30119103837142
12Birmingham301010103239-740
13Brentford29107124038237
14Aston Villa2981292932-336
15Nottm Forest30106144248-636
16Ipswich3099123139-836
17Cardiff30106143444-1036
18Wolves2998123840-235
19QPR3097142942-1334
20Bristol City2994163841-331
21Burton3087153041-1131
22Blackburn2977153446-1228
23Wigan2968152635-926
24Rotherham3044222764-3716
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