Norwich City vs. Wigan Athletic: Final score 2-1, Canaries surge to seventh

Jamie McDonald

Remember when the Canaries were a relegation favorite? They're only a couple points off Champions League places.

Norwich have turned around their season completely, and now sit on an impressive 25 points following their victory over Wigan Athletic. The Latics pushed them early in the second half, but Chris Hughton's side were in control for the majority of the game as they earned a 2-1 victory.

Anthony Pilkington and Wes Hoolahan combined for both of Norwich's goals. The first came 15 minutes in, with Pilkington driving a hard shot into the roof of the net, through the hands of Ali Al Habsi. Hoolahan found him with an excellent pass, and the Wigan keeper probably should have done more to stop the shot.

Wigan found an equalizer through Shaun Maloney, who hit a fantastic strike past Mark Bunn from the edge of the penalty area after picking up a pass from Arouna Kone. Sadly for Wigan supporters, their team was not level long. Hoolahan headed in a cross from Pilkington shortly afterwards, in the 64th minute, and Norwich held on for the win.

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