Kone scores late winner as Wigan beats Norwich 1-0

Wigan climbed provisionally out of the Premier League’s

relegation zone by beating Norwich 1-0 on Saturday, with Ivory

Coast striker Arouna Kone grabbing a late winner.

Kone drove home a low finish in the 81st minute to seal Wigan’s

third win in its past four matches, accelerating the team’s

traditional end-of-season march to safety.

Roberto Martinez’s side is now level on points with

third-from-bottom Aston Villa, which hosts Liverpool on Sunday, and

seven points clear of Queens Park Rangers and Reading.

Norwich couldn’t turn its dominance into goals at DW Stadium,

with midfielders Robert Snodgrass and Bradley Johnson wasting

second-half chances.