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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Walsall

Craig Morgan
Wigan captain Craig Morgan was sent off with just over 20 minutes remaining

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.

Bescot set for top of the table battle
By staying second, on goal difference from Bury, Walsall set up a top-of-the-table clash with leaders Burton at the Banks's Stadium next weekend.

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.

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Wigan manager Gary Caldwell on draw

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.

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 20MorganBooked at 69mins
  • 25Barnett
  • 6PowerSubstituted forChowat 78'minutes
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 55mins
  • 7McCann
  • 17Jacobs
  • 2James
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forWildschutat 45'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLoveat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 3Kellett
  • 11Odelusi
  • 18Chow
  • 22Francisco Júnior
  • 26Love
  • 31Wildschut

Walsall

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Demetriou
  • 4O'ConnorBooked at 17mins
  • 6DowningBooked at 78mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 7ChambersBooked at 28mins
  • 18MorrisSubstituted forCookat 80'minutes
  • 8Mantom
  • 10Sawyers
  • 15LalkovicSubstituted forFordeat 66'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 11Baxendale
  • 12Forde
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Henry
  • 16Preston
  • 17Flanagan
  • 21Cook
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
8,636

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Walsall 0.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.

Booking

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.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Donald Love replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Attempt missed. William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Booking

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Perkins (Wigan Athletic).

Milan Lalkovic (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

William Grigg (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

Attempt blocked. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kieron Morris (Walsall) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton11812137625
2Walsall116411661022
3Bury116412115622
4Gillingham1163222121021
5Coventry106131910919
6Rochdale115241613317
7Sheff Utd115241816217
8Port Vale114431412216
9Wigan114431413116
10Colchester114431718-116
11Southend114341111015
12Peterborough114252119214
13Barnsley104241414014
14Chesterfield114251516-114
15Millwall114251721-414
16Bradford113441216-413
17Swindon113351618-212
18Oldham111821216-411
19Shrewsbury113261115-411
20Scunthorpe11326913-411
21Doncaster11254914-511
22Blackpool11326917-811
23Fleetwood112361419-59
24Crewe111371120-96
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