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Barnsley 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Adam Bogdan
Wigan kept their fourth Championship clean sheet of the season to earn a point

Warren Joyce earned his first point as Wigan manager as the Latics defended well to draw with Barnsley.

Barnsley's Sam Winnall headed narrowly wide before Marley Watkins forced Wigan goalkeeper Adam Bogdan into a save.

Yanic Wildschut wasted Wigan's best chance when he scuffed a shot straight at goalkeeper Adam Davies.

Adam Hammill and Conor Hourihane had chances for the hosts, but Wigan kept out their opponents to claim a draw, which saw them drop a place to 23rd.

Joyce suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Reading in his opening game, but despite a better showing from his side against the Tykes, they dropped a place after Blackburn's 3-2 win over Brentford.

The result was Barnsley's third consecutive draw and the second game in a row in which they have failed to score.

Winnall, Watkins, Hammill and Hourihane all came close, while Adam Armstrong also had a header ruled out for offside in the second half.

The hosts nearly won it in injury time, but substitute goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen dealt with Hourihane's effort after David Perkins did well to block Hammill's shot.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom: "My only sort of criticism would be that we didn't work the keeper enough today.

"I thought we controlled the game from start to finish and we're disappointed we didn't get the three points there, definitely. Today showed how far as a club we've come, against a team that came up with us and romped our league.

"Their set-up and line-up, playing without a striker, a centre-midfielder at right midfield and the first sub is a left-back, so that shows that they came here paying us the utmost respect, trying to nullify us, which they did."

Wigan manager Warren Joyce: "I thought we did deserve the point. The way we defended, the way the lads put their bodies on the line second half, I thought it would be a travesty if we didn't get something out of the game.

"I think if you take out the first three minutes from Reading, it wasn't too dissimilar from a lot of things that happened today.

"It's a really tough place to come here, I've been here watching a lot of games. You know how good the crowd is here, what type of football they play, so we knew it was going to be tough today so I'm pleased."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 4Roberts
  • 18Jackson
  • 17Yiadom
  • 15Watkins
  • 6Scowen
  • 8Hourihane
  • 40KentSubstituted forHammillat 75'minutes
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forBradshawat 87'minutes
  • 32ArmstrongSubstituted forJankoat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5MacDonald
  • 7Hammill
  • 13Townsend
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 21Janko
  • 28Williams
  • 41Kay

Wigan

  • 1BogdanSubstituted forJääskeläinenat 59'minutes
  • 32Burke
  • 20MorganBooked at 71mins
  • 3Buxton
  • 23Warnock
  • 16MacDonaldBooked at 43mins
  • 6Power
  • 25PowellSubstituted forGarbuttat 31'minutes
  • 4Perkins
  • 17Jacobs
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Grigg
  • 10Byrne
  • 11Le Fondre
  • 15Flores
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
12,181

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

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

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Saidy Janko replaces Adam Armstrong.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Attempt blocked. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marley Watkins.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tom Bradshaw replaces Sam Winnall.

Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Yanic Wildschut.

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

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Reece Burke (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Jacobs.

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Reece Burke (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Hammill replaces Ryan Kent.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Booking

Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall with a cross.

Attempt saved. Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton17105226101635
3Reading179442318531
4Huddersfield179261921-229
5Birmingham177732218428
6Norwich178362929027
7Leeds168261917226
8Fulham176742419525
9Sheff Wed177461820-225
10Bristol City177372320324
11Preston177372220224
12Derby176561513223
13QPR176561923-423
14Brentford176472319422
15Barnsley176472724322
16Aston Villa1741031817122
17Ipswich175661417-321
18Nottm Forest175482730-319
19Wolves174671921-218
20Burton174671823-518
21Cardiff175391727-1018
22Blackburn174491927-816
23Wigan173681419-515
24Rotherham1714121741-247
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