FT: Norwich 2 Wigan 1

Full time: Norwich 1 Wigan 0. Deserved victory for Norwich, who but for Ali Al Habsi, would have won by more.

90
Kone has last Wigan chance, but can only find side-netting.

90
Final change for Norwich. Pilkington goes off, Elliot Bennett on.

90
Al Habsi is up. Ball bonces around, but Wigan can't put the ball in, and it is cleared.

90
BLOCK! Fantastic recovery tackle from Bassong to block Kone effort. Corner.

90
Two minutes to go...

90
Lopez down with cramp as Howson runs through on goal. No support though. Wigan down to ten.

90
Into added-time. Four minutes signalled by fourth official.

90
Holt departs with his knock, to be replaced by Steve Morison.

89
Snodgrass curling effort almost seals the victory for the Canaries.

89
Holt pulls up chasing a long ball. Doesn't look too serious.

88
If Wigan do find an equaliser it will be undeserved, as Norwich have been far the better team.

86
Beausejour, who has been very quiet today, again wastes an opportunity to cross from a good position.

85
Wigan searching for equaliser, but even Lee Probert gets in the way!

83
Wes Hoolahan goes off to standing ovation. Jonny Howson on in his place.

82
Scrappy affair now, as Norwich look nervy.

80
Sebastian Bassong almost diverts a Figueroa cross into his own goal! Wigan corner.

79
Wigan getting very wasteful, as attacks peter out very early.

78
Every Norwich win this season has been by a one goal margin, and Chris Hughton looks nervy with their slender lead.

75
SAVE! Once again Al Habsi makes flying one-handed stop to keep out powerful Pilkington strike.

74
Norwich keeping he ball well, as they try to find third goal.

71
Franco Di Santo comes on for the inaffective Mauro Boselli.

70
Stam once again the danger, as his cross finds Beausejour at the back post, but his control lets him down, and the ball runs out of play

68
Another good stop from Al Habsi, as Norwich look to extend lead.

66
Goal has changed complextion of the game. Wigan look deflated.

Against the run of play somewhat, but timely goal for the Canaries could give them the initiative.

63
Hoolahan heads in from Pilkington cross from the left. Great work from the winger to get the cross in. Easy for Hoolahan from six-yards.

60
CHANCE! Norwich's first attack of the second-half causes chaos! Penalty appeal turned down for handball on Beausejour, but Holt should do better from six-yards. Miss-hits volley.

57
Maloney whips fantastic ball into the box, but nobody on the end of it. He has changed the pace of Wigan's attacks.

All Wigan at the moment. Different side.

56
Figueroa effort from distance well-saved by Bunn low to his right.

56
Another Wigan free-kick as they continue to press.

53
Wigan now much the better team, and Norwich boss Chris Hughton looking frustrated on the touchline.

51
Maloney's first goal in open play since April's winner against Manchester United. Worth the wait.

51
Wigan level thanks to a great Maloney strike from the edge of the box. Kone must take some of the praise for deft lay-off. Wigan far more purposeful this half.

49
Well over the top from Maloney. Not the greatest first involvement in the game.

48
Beausejour fouled on the edge of the Norwich box. Free-kick in dangerous position.

46
Holt immediately brings save from Al Habsi at his near post. Corner.

45
We are underway in the second-half...

Double change for WIgan, as Jordi Gomez and James McCarthy are replaced by David Jones and Shaun Maloney

Half-time at Carrow Road. Norwich 1 Wigan 0. The Canaries should be further in-front with the chances they have had. Wigan barely involved, and will need to improve in the second-half.

45
Three minutes stoppage time due to McCarthy injury...

43
Wigan trying to get to half-time just one behind. Dangerous game to play.

40
Stam once again the danger, who crosses for Boselli, who heads straight at Bunn.

40
Adrian Lopez booked for challenge on Holt.

39
Norwich looking very dangerous. Wigan will be praying for the half-time whistle!

36
WHAT A SAVE! Al Habsi more than makes up for earlier error, keeping point-black Snodgrass header out. Should have scored.

35
Beausejour cross just too high for Kone as Wigan look to get back into the game.

34
Al Habsi looks mightily relieved!

33
GREAT CHANCE! Al Habsi only gets a hand to a cross into box, but Pilkington can't convert with the goal gaping. Huge let-off for Wigan and Al Habsi.

32
Boselli put through by Kone, but had just strayed offside.

30
Hooloahan has been at the heart of everything good about Norwich. Wigan will have to address his influence at half-time

30
Ronnie Stam again in good position, but doesn't make the most of the chance. Home crowd still angry after Pilkington card.

28
Coming upto the half-hour mark. The game has sprung into life following the goal.

25
Anthony Pilkington booked for simulation, which doesn't go down well with the home crowd. Harsh

25
Chance of the game for Wigan. Kone plays lovely ball into the path of James McArthur, who has time and space to pick his spot, only for Mark Bunn to make a smart save down to his left.

Back on now, as Norwich continue to press for the second goal.

23
Wigan play on with ten men as McCarthy gets more treatment.

21
Bradley Johnson is booked for his reaction to a challenge on James McCarthy. McCarthy stays down injured.

20
Ronnie Stam greats into a great position, after a good run, but slices cross out of play for a goal-kick.

18
Snodgrass corner is punched away by Al Habsi, as WIgan are under the cosh here.

Wigan fan Gemma Shearer has been in touch via email: "Wigan haven't got the results recently, but in the games I've seen them in recently, they've played some lovely football, especially against Man City. Hopefully get a result today..."

13
Ali Al Habsi will feel he should have done better with the strike, getting two hands to it. Defending was slack too, and Johnson was onto the ball quickly.

13
Powerful strike from Pilkington, after Johnson's interception had put him through!

12
Nowrich with plenty of the ball, just not really creating anything with it. Wigan happy for them to have it this deep.

10
Boselli misses great chance at front post. Completely misses his header when free.

10
First corner of the game. Bassong slices dangerous Ronnie Stam cross out of play for game's first corner.

9
Wigan now with the ball, trying to find Jean Beausejour down the right.

8
Norwich starting to find their men, and a flowing move results in Alex Tettey dragging his shot wide of the Wigan goal.

6
Hoolahan releases Pilkington down the left, who has Emmerson Booyce for company. Throw-in for Norwich.

Came to nothing, despite Bassong's presence in the box.

4
Norwich have a free-kick in a dangerous position, and have the first chance to commit some bodies forward.

2
Norwich in possession early on, spraying the ball around with ease.

1
Norwich start with ten men due to Pilkington having boot issues!

And we are underway...

Both sides wearing their traditional home colours.

Wigan will be buoyed by Norwich's recent defensive record however, conceding seven goals in their last two outings.

Keep your views coming in throughout the match, via email at Pete.Hall@bskyb.com, or tweet me: @Pistolpeteh86 and I'll publish as many as I can.

The teams are in the tunnel. Both games finished 1-1 last season, a result which Wigan may take today.

Today's match referee is Lee Probert.

Jake Ashurst is the first to get in touch via twitter, with a word of warning for Mauro Boselli: "Make or break for boselli today! He needs to fight for a place, in my opinion he could decide the Match today."

In-form Norwich are our 5/4 favourites today with Wigan 21/10 and the draw 12/5. Grant Holt is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring while Wes Hoolahan is 11/4 to score against the Latics for a third successive time.

The Canaries have an excellent home defensive record, conceding only 1.00 goals per game on average, and will be a difficult nut to crack. WIgan will have to be at their best to break down the resolute back-line.

Will this game be a mere formality for the Canaries following their recent form, or will the Latics, who have thrived on adversity in the past, get back to winning ways? Let me know your thoughts.

Wigan have been slightly off-colour of late, with only one win in their last six Premier League meetings, and as a result have dropped into the bottom three.

Wes Hoolahan, who scored in both meetings between these two sides last season, is passed fit for today's clash, as well as the in-from Alex Tettey. Full-back Steven Whittaker also makes the side after being assessed.

Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Di Santo, Maloney, McManaman, Fyvie Golobart.

Subs: Rudd, R. Martin, Howson, Jackson, Morison, E. Bennett, Barnett.

The teams are in: Norwich: Bunn; Whittaker, Bassong, Turner, Garrido; Pilkington, Johnson, Tettey, Snodgrass, Hoolahan; Holt (c)

If you would like to have your say on the match, get in touch with me, Pete Hall, via email at Pete.Hall@bskyb.com, or tweet me: @Pistolpeteh86 and I'll publish as many as I can.

Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute text commentary of this Premier League clash between Norwich City and Wigan Athletic at Carrow Road.

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Saturday, 30 August 2014
12:45
Burnley v Man Utd  
15:00
Man City v Stoke  
Newcastle v C Palace  
QPR v S'land  
Swansea v West Brom  
West Ham v Southampton  
17:30
Everton v Chelsea  
Sunday, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City  
Tottenham v Liverpool  
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Chelsea v Swansea  

Barclays Premier League

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2 Chelsea 2 4 6
3 Man City 2 4 6
4 Swansea 2 2 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Hull City 2 1 4
7 A Villa 2 1 4
8 West Ham 2 1 3
9 Liverpool 2 -1 3
10 Everton 2 0 2
11 S'land 2 0 2
12 West Brom 2 0 2
13 Man Utd 2 -1 1
14 Southampton 2 -1 1
15 Stoke 2 -1 1
16 Leicester 2 -2 1
17 Newcastle 2 -2 1
18 C Palace 2 -3 0
19 Burnley 2 -3 0
20 QPR 2 -5 0

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