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Barnsley 0-2 Wigan Athletic

Wigan celebrate Andy Kellett's opening goal at Barnsley
Wigan celebrate Andy Kellett's opening goal at Barnsley

Wigan moved up to fifth place in League One after beating struggling Barnsley.

Andy Kellett put the Latics ahead early in the first half, finishing neatly after Michael Jacobs had slipped the ball through to him.

He almost doubled the lead after the break, but Tykes keeper Adam Davies denied him with his legs.

Sam Winnall headed Barnsley's best chance over and Yanic Wildschut made the points safe as he rolled the ball into the net after a defensive error.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Barnsley v Wigan

"Away from home against a team that are on good form, to come and play the way we did and win in that manner was very impressive.

"Every team has sticky spells in a long season, we've gone through ours and come out fighting today.

"We showed a lot of quality on the ball in the first half and a lot of fighting quality in the second half to see the game out and win pretty comfortably in the end."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 32Wabara
  • 6Long
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 35White
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
  • 19Pearson
  • 8Hourihane
  • 20Hammill
  • 9Winnall
  • 21ToneySubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bree
  • 10Williams
  • 11Jackson
  • 13Townsend
  • 17Abbott
  • 26Mawson
  • 34Isgrove

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 26LoveSubstituted forChowat 76'minutes
  • 5DanielsBooked at 60mins
  • 28PearceBooked at 4mins
  • 20Morgan
  • 3KellettSubstituted forRevellat 62'minutes
  • 2James
  • 6Power
  • 4Perkins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 9GriggSubstituted forWildschutat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Davies
  • 12Revell
  • 13Nicholls
  • 18Chow
  • 25Barnett
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 31Wildschut
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
8,866

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 2. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Yanic Wildschut replaces William Grigg.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).

Hand ball by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Donald Love.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Simeon Jackson replaces Ivan Toney.

Attempt missed. Ben Pearson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Ivan Toney (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Marley Watkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Alex Revell replaces Andy Kellett.

Kevin Long (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Adam Davies.

Attempt saved. Andy Kellett (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aidan White (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Barnsley).

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

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Marley Watkins.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

David Perkins (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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