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Brentford 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Brentford v Wigan
Wigan had conceded 11 goals in their previous five away Championship games

Wigan Athletic picked up their first away point of the season after holding Brentford to a goalless draw in the Championship.

The hosts dominated but Wigan's Shaun MacDonald cleared John Egan's header off the line and up on to the bar.

Nick Powell's late free-kick almost stole all three points for the Latics but it was saved by Daniel Bentley.

Wigan stay outside the bottom three but have won just once in nine games, while Brentford remain unbeaten at home.

The visitors' keeper Adam Bogdan saved from Lasse Vibe's early low drive before defender Dan Burn's superb tackle denied Scott Hogan a clear run at goal.

Vibe then fired wide as Brentford saw far more of the play and created the better chances.

Wigan's Stephen Warnock bravely cleared an Egan effort as the hosts became increasingly frustrated by a resolute defence.

The draw saw Brentford denied victory at home for only the second time this season, having netted nine times in the previous two home games.

Brentford manager Dean Smith:

"Wigan are a good side, they won League One comfortably and have some good players so you have to be at your best.

"Maybe after our last two games people expected us to go and beat Wigan with ease, but our set-pieces weren't as good as they have been and you have to give them credit because they defended well.

"The fact that we are disappointed with a 0-0 and didn't create as many clear-cut chances as we did on Tuesday (against Reading) is a good thing. It's also another clean sheet and we were the better side."

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell:

"We have a bit of momentum now and could have done with another game rather than the international break. We always look upwards and we want to progress as a club.

"Results-wise the start wasn't good enough but we have come out of that and have emerged stronger as a group, and you could see that today.

"I've never doubted myself or my players and they took the hits on the chin and have come through it. It's been a case of getting used to the Championship and having a bit of luck. We are now a stronger group to go and attack this league."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 2Colin
  • 6DeanBooked at 85mins
  • 14EganBooked at 90mins
  • 5Bjelland
  • 12McCormackBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMcEachranat 80'minutes
  • 8Yennaris
  • 20ClarkeSubstituted forMacLeodat 72'minutes
  • 21VibeSubstituted forKaikaiat 65'minutes
  • 19Sawyers
  • 9Hogan

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 10McEachran
  • 11Hofmann
  • 15Woods
  • 16Bonham
  • 25Kaikai
  • 29Barbet

Wigan

  • 1Bogdan
  • 10ByrneSubstituted forPowellat 57'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 3BuxtonBooked at 40mins
  • 33Burn
  • 23WarnockBooked at 74mins
  • 16MacDonald
  • 4Perkins
  • 6Power
  • 14Jordi GómezSubstituted forWildschutat 57'minutes
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLe Fondreat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Le Fondre
  • 18Woolery
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 25Powell
  • 31Wildschut
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
9,547

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home15
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

John Egan (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Egan (Brentford).

Booking

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Scott Hogan (Brentford).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Hogan.

Booking

Harlee Dean (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by David Perkins.

Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Maxime Colin (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh McEachran replaces Alan McCormack.

Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Jacobs with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Maxime Colin.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Adam Le Fondre replaces William Grigg.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Sullay Kaikai (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Hogan (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nico Yennaris with a through ball.

Booking

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Lewis MacLeod replaces Josh Clarke.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Harlee Dean.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Sullay Kaikai replaces Lasse Vibe.

Delay in match Lasse Vibe (Brentford) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Alan McCormack with a cross.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun MacDonald.

Attempt blocked. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.

goal

As It Stood

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3Newcastle1171322101222
4Brighton11632147721
5Bristol City116231912720
6Birmingham11551149520
7Brentford11533189918
8Reading115331215-318
9Sheff Wed115241314-117
10Barnsley115152116516
11Leeds115151213-116
12Wolves114341514115
13QPR114341417-315
14Fulham113531013-314
15Burton113441616013
16Ipswich1134489-113
17Preston114161214-213
18Nottm Forest113351922-312
19Aston Villa111731012-210
20Derby11245610-410
21Wigan112361214-29
22Blackburn112271220-88
23Cardiff11227819-118
24Rotherham111371125-146
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