Norwich City head into Tuesday night’s game at Carrow Road on the back of an enthralling 3-2 win over Cardiff; while Wigan Athletic were beaten 2-1 by Sheffield Wednesday. Let’s take a look back on the previous five meetings between these two sides.
Norwich 1-1 Wigan (Premier League - 11th March, 2012)
Wigan extended their winless streak to 13 games, after Victor Moses rescued a point for Roberto Martinez’s side. Wes Hoolahan had put the Canaries in an early lead, but from then on, Wigan took hold of the game and were unlucky not to take all three points. Norwich were also on a winless streak - with no wins in four games.
Norwich 2-1 Wigan (Premier League - 15th December, 2012)
Anthony Pilkington and Wes Hoolahan scored the goals to take Norwich’s unbeaten league run to a remarkable 10 games. Chris Hughton’s side continued to hold their own at the top end of the Premier League table - keeping their composure after a Shaun Maloney equaliser. Hoolahan’s fine winner meant Wigan remained in the bottom three.
Wigan 1-0 Norwich (Premier League - 30th March, 2013)
Wigan’s bid to achieve another great-escape was boosted by a home win against the Canaries. A late goal from Arouna Kone lifted Wigan out of the bottom-three ahead of their relegation showdown against QPR, a week later. Roberto Martinez’s side still had an FA Cup Semi-Final to look forwards; meanwhile goal-shy Norwich were still sitting comfortably in mid-table.
Wigan 0-1 Norwich (Championship - 6th December, 2014)
Jonny Howson’s early strike relieved the pressure on struggling Canaries boss Neil Adams. The Norwich manager would only last another month before stepping down - and would be replaced by Alex Neil. The result saw Wigan continue to struggle under Malky Mackay - as they occupied 23rd place in the table.
Norwich 0-1 Wigan (Championship - 4th March, 2015)
A Kim Bo-kyung goal halted Norwich’s promotion charge and gave a glimmer of hope to 22nd placed Wigan. The Latics held on after an early strike from the South Korean midfielder stunned the Carrow Road crowd. The result also marked Norwich’s first defeat in eight games. Alex Neil’s side would bounce back with a 2-0 derby-day victory over East Anglican rivals Ipswich Town, a week later.
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