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7 February 2017

Canaries held to a draw at the DW Stadium

ALEX Neil expressed his frustration following Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Wigan Athletic.

City had gone ahead through Nelson Oliveira’s first half header, but they relied on Mitchell Dijks notching his first Canaries goal to secure a point following Omar Bogle’s quickfire debut brace for the Latics.

Speaking to Norwich City TV post-match, Neil said: “I think if you take the 90-minute match, we were probably on top for 70 minutes of that.

“We created some good opportunities in that time but we didn’t score as many opportunities that I was hoping we would have or probably should have.

“Even in the second half, for the first 15 minutes we were excellent. But they got a couple of balls down the side, got a couple of corners, scored a goal and got a bit of momentum.

“Disappointment’s probably the overriding emotion. Over the piece, we were the better side and should have won the game.”

City’s last four goals have come from set-pieces but Neil said that they haven’t been doing anything out of the ordinary in terms of preparation - just that his team’s execution in deadball situations has been better in the opposition’s box.

He added: “Set-plays boil down to good quality delivery and guys going in with real appetite and aggression to get their head on the ball.

“We work on it regularly, but it’s just an appetite to head the ball and if you’ve got that and you’ve got good size and good delivery, you’ll cause teams problems.”

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