first_imgChampionship Share on WhatsApp Wigan Athletic 1-1 Norwich City: Championship – as it happened Share via Email Norwich City Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Topics Daniel Farke admitted a draw for Norwich was a “good point” in the race for promotion. The Championship leaders had to come from behind at Wigan, with Teemu Pukki scoring a late equaliser with a cool finish.Wigan led at the break through a penalty from Reece James, after Sam Morsy’s shot had struck a Norwich arm in the box, and they squandered decent chances to extend their lead.There was even time during the eight added minutes at the end for Leon Clarke to head home from a James free-kick but a contentious offside call ruled out the effort. Share on Facebook Football League: Ipswich down, Lincoln up and goals galore at Sunderlandcenter_img Read more Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Read more match reports Wigan extended their advantage over third-bottom Rotherham to two points, although Paul Cook felt it could and should have been four. “I thought we did enough to win the game,” he said. “As far as the big moments go in the game … from my observations, penalties are not normally given in those circumstances, so that goes in our favour.“But there’s also a general feeling that our goal at the end should have been given, so there’s a disappointment there.“Overall though we’ve gone up against a very good side, they’re excellent in everything they do, and we’ve matched them. We’ve taken the game to them, we’ve engaged them, we’ve pressed them at the top end of the pitch and we’re unlucky not to have beaten them. All the lads who came in have worked so hard to get that result.“While there’s a small amount of disappointment not to have got the win, when you’re playing teams like that, we’re happy with that.” Wigan Athletic Farke was more than content after extending Norwich’s lead over Leeds to four points with four games to go. They are seven points clear of third-placed Sheffield United and need a maximum of six points to secure promotion back to the Premier League.“Football is not always fair, and it’s not always taken for granted that you get what you deserve,” he said. “In general, I felt we were pretty close to winning this game but it was a very difficult game. Wigan are a very good side at home, especially having taken the lead, and it was a very good performance from them.“It’s a good point, we will take that, especially given the situation with the league table, but of course you are dancing on the table when you win.”Farke could not hide his disappointment at Wigan’s penalty just before the interval. “I don’t want to complain too much because we are all human beings and we all make mistakes,” he said.“But my feeling is we have been having some unbelievably harsh decisions against us in recent weeks. It was hit from two yards away and even if the ball had hit the arm straight away it would not have been a penalty – but especially not after being deflected off his leg. Without doubt there was no intention, and I can’t understand how you can give a penalty for that.” Share on Twitterlast_img

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