Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Walsall 0.
Walsall remain second after maintaining their unbeaten away record in League One against Wigan Athletic.
But the Saddlers could not take advantage of having an extra man for much of the last half hour after Latics captain Craig Morgan was red carded.
Morgan got a straight red for his foul on Saddlers winger Kieran Morris.
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Despite dominating the closing stages, they were unable to force a winner, which would have been harsh on the home side, who dominated the first half.
With two former Saddlers strikers, Will Grigg and Jordy Hiwula, leading their line, the home side bossed the first half.
Hiwula fired over from a good position, while Michael Jacobs had two efforts and new on-loan Middlesbrough signing Yanic Wildschut twice forced good saves from Neil Etheridge after coming on at half time.
Grigg then twice missed badly before Morgan was sent off for tripping Morris on the edge of the area in the 69th minute, but, although having to settle for a point, Gary Caldwell's relegated Wigan remain unbeaten at home in five League One matches this season.
- 20MorganBooked at 69mins
- 6PowerSubstituted forChowat 78'minutes
- 4PerkinsBooked at 55mins
- 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forWildschutat 45'minutes
- 9GriggSubstituted forLoveat 70'minutes
- 22Francisco Júnior
- 4O'ConnorBooked at 17mins
- 6DowningBooked at 78mins
- 7ChambersBooked at 28mins
- 18MorrisSubstituted forCookat 80'minutes
- 15LalkovicSubstituted forFordeat 66'minutes
- Andy Haines
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Walsall 0.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James O'Connor.
Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Walsall. Jordan Cook replaces Kieron Morris.
Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Chris McCann.
Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.
Paul Downing (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Paul Downing (Walsall).
Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Donald Love (Wigan Athletic).
Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.