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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Brentford

Uwe Rosler
Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was manager of Brentford between 2011 and 2013.

Wigan and Brentford took a point each as Latics boss Uwe Rosler's first game against his old side ended goalless.

Moses Odubajo had an early shot well saved by Wigan goalkeeper Scott Carson.

Brentford's David Button was called into action, touching Shaun Maloney's shot round the post, before Andre Gray wasted two opportunities for the Bees.

Carson saved well from Jota after the break and late on James McClean headed James Tavernier's cross over the bar from a good position for Wigan.

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Rosler on Wigan v Brentford

Odubajo saw two early efforts saved by Carson while Wigan created a gilt-edged opportunity on the half-hour mark when Maloney was played in by Oriol Riera and bore in on goal. However, Button stood up well and came up with a vital touch to send it round the post.

Gray raced on to a long ball, past Ivan Ramis, only to lob over Carson and on to the roof of the net. He then volleyed wide from 10 yards after finding himself totally unmarked.

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Warburton on Wigan v Brentford

Alex Pritchard's strike from distance forced a good parry over by Carson, who then did even better to deny Jota with a superb tip round the post.

Brentford's Jonathan Douglas fired into the side-netting when he ought to have tested the goalkeeper, although Wigan nearly won it at the death with a simple yet effective move.

Tavernier swung a delightful ball over from the right-hand side, and McClean stole a march on his marker as he attacked it from the opposite flank. The connection was good, but unfortunately for Wigan the ball flew inches over the crossbar and into the stand behind the goal.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler: "I predicted before the game that the team with the most clinical finishers would win the game, and neither side used their opportunities. In the first half we weren't good enough. In the second half we were slightly better but we have to work on our game.

"I would like to highlight the fact our players could easily have given up in the second half, but they didn't. We looked like we had the momentum at the end but we couldn't score."

Brentford manager Mark Warburton: "I was very pleased with how we controlled the football and I was disappointed we couldn't get our rewards for that. In the second half we knew they'd come out very hard which they did, and the game was more neutral.

But that's how far we've come as we've come as a group of players that we're not happy with a point."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 2Tavernier
  • 4RamisBooked at 62mins
  • 25Barnett
  • 3A Taylor
  • 29Forshaw
  • 19CowieSubstituted forKvistat 78'minutes
  • 15McManamanSubstituted forFortunéat 64'minutes
  • 10Maloney
  • 11McCleanBooked at 27mins
  • 9Riera MagemSubstituted forDelortat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 24Perch
  • 26Al-Habsi
  • 30Kiernan
  • 32Fortuné
  • 33Waghorn
  • 36Kvist
  • 49Delort

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 12McCormackBooked at 84mins
  • 26TarkowskiBooked at 62mins
  • 5CraigBooked at 62mins
  • 3Bidwell
  • 8DouglasBooked at 76mins
  • 10OdubajoSubstituted forDiagouragaat 66'minutes
  • 18JudgeBooked at 37mins
  • 21Pritchard
  • 23Jota
  • 19GraySubstituted forProschwitzat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Dean
  • 14Tebar
  • 16Bonham
  • 17Toral
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Alves Coelho
  • 39Proschwitz
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
12,061

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Brentford 0.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Iván Ramis tries a through ball, but Leon Barnett is caught offside.

Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

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

Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. James McClean tries a through ball, but Andy Delort is caught offside.

Attempt missed. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by James Tavernier.

Attempt missed. Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell following a fast break.

Booking

Alan McCormack (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

James McClean (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Andrew Taylor tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun Maloney.

Attempt saved. Andy Delort (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Pritchard (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Kvist replaces Don Cowie.

Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Nick Proschwitz.

Booking

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alan Judge.

Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Nick Proschwitz replaces Andre Gray.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

Jonathan Douglas (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Don Cowie tries a through ball, but Andy Delort is caught offside.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Douglas.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Attempt saved. Alex Pritchard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Don Cowie.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Moses Odubajo.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Callum McManaman.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Andy Delort replaces Oriol Riera.

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

Foul by Andre Gray (Brentford).

Foul by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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