Norwich picked up their first level of the Championship season after coming from a objective down to carry Wigan to a 1-1 draw at Carrow Street.
The Canaries have been, by far and away, the extra dominant group within the first half in Norfolk and racked up 11 pictures – none of which amounted to something – earlier than falling behind when James McClean completed calmly in opposition to the run of play after Ben Gibson’s lapse in focus on the again (29).
For a while, it regarded as if it might have been an ideal instance of a profitable smash-and-grab for Wigan as their opponents acquired no luck in entrance of objective, however Max Aarons completed off a flowing transfer to seal a draw (62), earlier than Teemu Pukki rattled the crossbar in a fruitless try to seal victory.
How Norwich have been annoyed for a second week in succession
Norwich boss Dean Smith bemoaned his facet’s lack of high quality within the opening loss to Cardiff – throughout which the Canaries registered only one shot on track – and, this time, they flew out of the blocks in an try to proper their earlier wrongs.
Dimitris Giannoulis had the primary sight of objective, with Teemu Pukki, Aarons and new signing Marcelino Nunez all dragging pictures throughout the face of objective, whereas 5 first-half corners produced no finish product.
It’s not unusual for groups to be punished for such profligacy – and that was precisely what occurred. A sloppy move from Gibson offered Will Keane with the prospect to sq. for an unmarked McClean to remain cool and discover the underside proper nook.
That objective turned the tide, with the extra assured Latics stepping onto their hosts, who acquired a maybe unfair smattering of boos because the returned to the dressing room on the finish of the primary 45 minutes.
Norwich took management as soon as extra following the restart, although, and compelled the equalising objective they deserved when Aarons completed off a flowing transfer orchestrated by Pukki and Milot Rashica.
As the group obtained behind the Canaries, they ever so almost carved out the winner when Pukki turned and fired onto the crossbar, however replays confirmed Wigan goalkeeper Ben Amos obtained the slightest of touches on the ball to tip it onto the woodwork and earn a second level in as many video games.
Man of the match – James McClean
Each groups are subsequent in motion at 7.45pm on Tuesday August 9 as the primary spherical of the Carabao Cup takes place. Norwich host Birmingham at Carrow Street, whereas Wigan journey to Highbury to face Fleetwood.