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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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 5-4-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Reece James (Wigan Athletic).

  6. 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.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Yanic Wildschut replaces William Grigg.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Alex Revell (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Tim Chow replaces Donald Love.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Simeon Jackson replaces Ivan Toney.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Pearce (Wigan Athletic).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Williams replaces Marley Watkins.