Mostly dominant, claiming crosses well and making some regulation saves, but fumbled shots too many times – although even then he reacted quickly enough to prevent any damage from being done.
The left-back’s quick thinking was responsible for Hoolahan’s goal as he spotted the opportunity for a quick throw-in to Simeon Jackson, who went on to set the Irishman up. Got forward eagerly and showed determination, though had a hairy moment when he inadvertently deflected Boyce’s cross against the bar. Should really have been sent off for a dreadful challenge on Moses.
The American is maturing as a Premier League defender with every week and he was again the leader of Norwich’s back line. Always there to back up his keeper and make key interceptions and tackles. It’s obvious why he used to be on the books at Liverpool.
The centre-back is proving an able partner in crime for Whitbread though should have been more alert to the long ball that Rodallega was allowed to chase down.
Beausejour was not usually a problem for the right-back but Rodallega and Moses occasionally posed more threat to him, the latter nearly embarrassing him just after half-time.
Stationed on the right of the midfield diamond, the Welshman worked hard and made some tough tackles in the first half, but never had a great influence and it was no surprise to see him withdrawn as Norwich lost control of the game.
The former Southampton midfielder had a disappointing match, following the general trend of the odd aimless pass and not displaying his usual attacking intent down the left. Replaced with 20 minutes to go.
The midfielder had a particularly excellent start to the game but was generally very effective. Operating in the deep-lying pivot role, he won possession and distributed it well, making the short, sensible passes to keep things moving.
The Irish trickster was irrepressible in the early stages, taking advantage of Alcaraz’s sloth to poke home a delightful finish for a third Premier League goal of the season (his second against Wigan). Caused problems by running between defenders but missed some interceptions and played wayward passes in the midfield which went unpunished by Wigan.
Norwich’s attacks largely went through the pace and skill of Hoolahan & Jackson than their talismanic captain in the first half. Had one headed chance just after the break but it went wide and it made sense that he was replaced by Morison after an hour.
Ali Al Habsi
Not many saves to make in truth but he saved a good one for last when he denied Morison with a terrific block. The Omani is vital to this Latics side.
Should have outmuscled Hoolahan to prevent him from applying the finish to the opening goal and generally seemed unreliable. There were crosses he could have done more to intercept and on the occasions when he tried to push forward from centre-back he found himself caught in possession and ceding the initiative.
Got forward plenty and delivered some useful crosses while Surman failed to put enough pressure on him. A good outlet for Wigan.
Would have been harshly done by if a penalty had been awarded for the ball accidentally striking his arm in the first half, but the incident would not have arisen if he had been more alert to a dangerous long ball that he allowed Holt to run onto for the chance.
Crofts was not in the habit of making too many runs down the wing so the Honduran left-back could have got further forward, but he provided one or two half-decent long balls from deep.
Was not always in the game but made a difference when it mattered. Should have had an assist just after the break and did get a goal when he ran onto Maloney's fine through-ball and displayed great calm to round Ruddy and finish.
Offered little up front but made a key header in the second half to keep Morison out.
His technical ability was evident as he led Wigan attacks with dribbles around the box and the occasional clever shot from varying ranges. Seeing him replaced after only 55 minutes was a surprise given the mistakes and quiet performances of others.
Not a great game for the midfielder. Did plenty of running but his first touch was often atrocious and he had little to contribute in an attacking capacity.
Moments of quality – his interaction with Gomez to test Ruddy with a low shot – were interspersed with some passes into nowhere that wasted good chances. Replaced late on by Diame.
His first touch let him down badly on occasion but the Colombia international did still test Ruddy a few times. His off-the-ball awareness nearly saw him capitalise on a long ball when the defence was asleep before the keeper's intervention.
- 31 J. Steer
- 2 R. Martin
- 4 B. Johnson
Came on for the last 20 minutes and was involved plenty, putting a free kick too far over from a good position but nearly atoning when a header went close soon after. Reasonably threatening.
Had no huge impact after coming on for the final 20 minutes, only really involved in a tangle with McCarthy.
Replaced Holt for half an hour and brought a lot more menace to proceedings, with some industry down the right and two great headers saved by first Beausejour and then Al-Habsi. A good showing.
- 21 A. Wilbraham
- 1 C. Kirkland
- 23 R. Stam
Made a real difference off the bench. His through ball for Moses' equaliser was brilliant and if Diame had finished properly he would have had a second. Great cameo.
Came off the bench to miss two good chances, the first a real sitter after Maloney had done all the hard work.
- 8 B. Watson
- 15 C. McManaman
- 9 F. Di Santo