League One
SouthendSouthend United0WiganWigan Athletic0

Wigan endured a frustrating afternoon as they were held to a goalless draw at Southend.

Leon Barnett saw his low shot cleared off the line by Will Atkinson as the Latics started brightly.

Barnett then saw another effort tipped over by Shrimpers keeper Dan Bentley, who also palmed away a long-range effort from Reece James.

Southend's John White shot just wide of the right post before Barnett slammed another effort against the crossbar.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

"We could have nicked it at the death from the set-piece and we looked a threat all day from corners. We have a few opportunities cleared off the line and the bar. I was disappointed it didn't go in but overall I think a draw was a fair result for both teams.

"Whenever [Leon] Barnett plays it's eventful, he puts his head on it in both boxes. I thought he defended excellently especially when we were put under a bit of pressure especially in the first half, it was a positive clean sheet.

"I think we know every game's difficult, it's very competitive. Everyone can take points from each other. We just need to concentrate on ourselves and keep trying to progress in terms of picking points and the way we play."

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 86mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPigottat 77'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 20Rea
  • 14Hurst
  • 9MooneyBooked at 17mins
  • 10Payne

Substitutes

  • 6Prosser
  • 13Smith
  • 15Bolger
  • 23Pigott
  • 24O'Neill
  • 28Williams
  • 30Bridge

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 5Daniels
  • 28PearceBooked at 35mins
  • 25Barnett
  • 7McCannSubstituted forPerkinsat 42'minutesBooked at 45mins
  • 2James
  • 6Power
  • 22Francisco JúniorBooked at 64minsSubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
  • 8Cowie
  • 9GriggSubstituted forJacobsat 65'minutes
  • 12Revell

Substitutes

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 4Perkins
  • 10Davies
  • 15Flores
  • 17Jacobs
  • 18Chow
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
7,117

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  6. Post update

    John White (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Booking

    Adam Thompson (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adam Thompson (Southend United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Mooney (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Adam Thompson (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).