PRESS CONFERENCE RECAP: Wigan Athletic v Norwich City

PUBLISHED: 14:25 11 April 2019 | UPDATED: 18:28 11 April 2019

Daniel Farke is preparing his players for a trip to Wigan, fresh from a dramatic home draw with Reading on Wednesday night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Daniel Farke is preparing his players for a trip to Wigan, fresh from a dramatic home draw with Reading on Wednesday night Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Daniel Farke spoke to the media again this afternoon, fresh from Norwich City's dramatic 2-2 home draw with Reading at Carrow Road last night.

The Canaries stormed back with two goals in three minutes to claim a late lead against the lowly Royals but wild celebrations were cut short by an Andy Rinomhota equaliser in the seventh minute of injury-time.

With Sheffield United being held to a 1-1 draw at Birmingham it wasn’t too much of a setback, keeping Farke’s team seven points clear of the third-placed Blades ahead of a trip to Wigan on Sunday.

The Latics suffered a blow on Wednesday night when they allowed a lead to slip as they were beaten 2-1 at Hull, with the winner coming in the 89th minute. That brought an end to a three-game unbeaten run for Paul Cook’s team, leaving them two points clear of the relegation zone with five games remaining.

City needed a late Mario Vrancic penalty to beat the Latics 1-0 at Carrow Road in September but are unbeaten in nine, with the draw against Reading denying a ninth successive victory.

The league leaders have sold an impressive 5,000 tickets for the Sunday midday televised clash at the DW Stadium, which will follow Sheffield United hosting Millwall (3pm) and Leeds entertaining local rivals Sheffield Wednesday (5.30pm) on Saturday.

• Catch up on all the updates from City’s press conference above

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