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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.

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Walsall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Walsall 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by James O'Connor.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jason Demetriou (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Jordan Cook replaces Kieron Morris.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Chris McCann.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Max Power.

  14. Booking

    Paul Downing (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Paul Downing (Walsall).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Taylor (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Donald Love (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.