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14 April 2019

Lee Evans gives his views after Latics' 1-1 draw with Norwich City on Sunday afternoon.

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After Latics' 1-1 draw with Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, midfielder Lee Evans was pleased with a point, despite the Wales international believing Latics could and probably should have got more out of the Canaries at the DW Stadium.

"We are proud of the performance. A lot of people were writing us off before the game, so it's a good point," Evans began.

"From where we were in the game, it's a bit of a soft goal to concede. We're a little bit disappointed, but we'll take the point.

"We could have stopped the goal, if I'd left my header we would have been in a better position to clear it, then we could have stopped play on the half way line. We've got to learn from that quickly."

Evans played in an advanced midfield position behind striker Leon Clarke, aiding in Latics' high press, something he said was the plan from the off:

"The manager wanted us to press from the front today. We stuck to our game plan, especially in the first half.

"We got a little bit deep in the second half, but you've got to respect the opposition when they're top of the league, it wasn't like we were playing against just any old team.

"It's been a while since I've played up there, it was probably with Wolves when I last played that high up."

With Leeds United next up for Latics on Good Friday, Evans insists it's time to end the team's run without a win away from home.

"We have to translate our home performances into the remaining two away games, it's been far too long.

"We can't press teams and play like this against Norwich and then turn up at Leeds and just fold."

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