Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

Moses snatches point for Wigan

Victor 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, Wigan grew into the match and eventually netted a deserved equaliser through a well-taken finish by Victor Moses on 68 minutes.

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 Simeon 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.

Wigan netted a deserved equaliser in the 68th minute.

Shaun Maloney slipped through Moses, who held off the Norwich defence to round John Ruddy and slot home.

In the 80th minute, Antolin Alcaraz upended Jackson at the edge of the penalty area, and was shown a yellow card. Anthony Pilkington curled the free-kick over the wall, but cleared the crossbar.

Steve Morison's header from a corner was then knocked off the line by Jean 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, while Al Habsi then produced a brilliant one-handed save to keep out Morison's goalbound header.

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