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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Peterborough United

Wigan Athletic extended their lead at the top of League One to three points but had to settle for a goalless draw against Peterborough - their third home stalemate in a row.

Despite throwing on new signing James Vaughan 24 hours after his arrival from Championship strugglers Sunderland in the second half, the Latics were unable to break down a resolute Posh rearguard.

Vaughan had a couple of half chances, but Posh goalkeeper Jonathan Bond was equal to his efforts.

Centre-back Dan Burn - voted the League One player of the month for December - got himself forward only to see a shot blocked, with Nick Powell seeing another goal-bound strike headed to safety by Steven Taylor.

At the other end, Posh remained a real threat on the counter, with Jack Marriott forcing a couple of decent saves from Christian Walton - keeping his seventh league clean sheet in a row.

And when Walton was eventually beaten by Marriott in stoppage-time, the flag had long been up on the near side and the effort was chalked off.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 26James
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forElderat 86'minutes
  • 25Powell
  • 11MasseySubstituted forColcloughat 63'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forVaughanat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Elder
  • 4Perkins
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 2Shephard
  • 27Taylor
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 3Hughes
  • 42Grant
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrickBooked at 62minsSubstituted forMoriasat 68'minutes
  • 8ForresterBooked at 43mins
  • 20DoughtySubstituted forWardat 68'minutes
  • 11Maddison
  • 14Marriott

Substitutes

  • 6Baldwin
  • 15Ward
  • 16Morias
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 21Anderson
  • 25O'Malley
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
8,602

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Hand ball by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Joe Ward (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Junior Morias (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum Elder replaces Michael Jacobs.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Steven Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Colclough.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Attempt missed. Chris Forrester (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Junior Morias replaces Danny Lloyd.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Ward replaces Michael Doughty.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces William Grigg.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Gavin Massey.

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Lloyd (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Christian Walton.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic).

Liam Shephard (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan26176350123857
2Shrewsbury26166434181654
3Blackburn26157448242452
4Scunthorpe27148538231550
5Bradford2715394336748
6Charlton2712783432243
7Portsmouth27133113431342
8Rotherham27125104536941
9Peterborough2711794337640
10Oxford Utd28108104341238
11Fleetwood27106113841-336
12Doncaster2798103029135
13Plymouth2898113035-535
14Gillingham2781092930-134
15Walsall268993335-233
16Blackpool2889113438-433
17Bristol Rovers27103143643-733
18Southend2887133247-1531
19MK Dons2779112838-1030
20Oldham2878134050-1029
21Northampton2885152548-2329
22Wimbledon2677122231-928
23Rochdale26410122637-1122
24Bury2745181942-2317
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