Paul Lambert’s Canaries scored first to put themselves into the top eight but Roberto Martinez’s men managed a late leveler to stay in touch with the sides above them as they strive to stay in the top flight.
Norwich have been solid at home this season and managed to open the scoring in just the 10th minute when Wesley Hoolahan produced a classy finish from Simeon Jackson’s cross from the left to encroach Ali Al Habsi’s goal.
Wigan were pressing hard for a leveler and fortunately for the travelling Latics fans they did score when Shaun Maloney played a deft ball into the path of Victor Moses who took a neat first touch to round Norwich keeper John Ruddy and slot home into an empty goal much to the delight of the Wigan bench.
Ruddy was at his best to deny James McCarthy early in the second half before Latics defender Antolin Alcaraz was huge in denying Jackson and then producing a follow-up clearance to keep Norwich at bay.
The 65th minute saw Ruddy produce reflex save to deny Maloney but it was Wigan keeper al Habsi who was the hero of the day, after he was left scrambling by Elliott Ward’s 84th minute header, before the Omani international came up with the moment of the match in the 88th minute when he delivered a world class diving save to thwart Steve Morison’s brilliant header as Wigan stayed in the hunt for Premier League survival.
TRIBAL ASKS: Can Martinez keep Wigan aloft again or will the Latics be playing Championship next term?
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