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Southend United 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Wigan endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a goalless draw at Southend.

Leon Barnett saw his low shot cleared off the line by Will Atkinson as the Latics started brightly.

Barnett then saw another effort tipped over by Shrimpers keeper Dan Bentley, who also palmed away a long-range effort from Reece James.

Southend's John White shot just wide of the right post before Barnett slammed another effort against the crossbar.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell

"We could have nicked it at the death from the set-piece and we looked a threat all day from corners. We have a few opportunities cleared off the line and the bar. I was disappointed it didn't go in but overall I think a draw was a fair result for both teams.

"Whenever [Leon] Barnett plays it's eventful, he puts his head on it in both boxes. I thought he defended excellently especially when we were put under a bit of pressure especially in the first half, it was a positive clean sheet.

"I think we know every game's difficult, it's very competitive. Everyone can take points from each other. We just need to concentrate on ourselves and keep trying to progress in terms of picking points and the way we play."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPigottat 77'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 20Rea
  • 14Hurst
  • 9MooneyBooked at 17mins
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 13Smith
  • 15Bolger
  • 23Pigott
  • 24O'Neill
  • 28Williams
  • 30Bridge

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 28PearceBooked at 35mins
  • 25Barnett
  • 7McCannSubstituted forPerkinsat 42'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 2James
  • 6Power
  • 22Francisco JúniorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 8Cowie
  • 9GriggSubstituted forJacobsat 65'minutes
  • 12Revell

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4Perkins
  • 10Davies
  • 15Flores
  • 17Jacobs
  • 18Chow
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,117

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Hand ball by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Booking

Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Joe Pigott (Southend United).

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Joe Pigott replaces Will Atkinson.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Glen Rea.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Francisco Júnior.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by John White.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Reece James (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

David Mooney (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

(Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Michael Jacobs replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. John White (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).

Booking

Francisco Júnior (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry20116338211739
2Gillingham20115439251438
3Burton1912252215738
4Walsall19106332181436
5Wigan2097429191034
6Peterborough20103746311533
7Millwall199463026431
8Southend208752522331
9Bradford208752220231
10Bury208663130130
11Port Vale208572623329
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale207672423127
14Scunthorpe2082102427-326
15Doncaster206682026-624
16Chesterfield2072112535-1023
17Swindon2064102934-522
18Fleetwood2063112729-221
19Shrewsbury1963102528-321
20Colchester2055103049-1920
21Oldham2031072232-1019
22Blackpool2054111628-1219
23Crewe2054111933-1419
24Barnsley2053122534-918
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