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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Ipswich Town

Relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic and play-off-chasing Ipswich played out a League One stalemate on Town boss Paul Cook's return to the DW Stadium.

The first half-hour was a complete non-event before Will Keane teed up Callum Lang, but the shot was well saved by Ipswich goalkeeper Tomas Holy.

Fortunately, the second period was much more eventful, with Wigan doing the majority of the pushing.

Funso Ojo headed straight at Holy, before the on-loan Aberdeen midfielder wasted the best chance of the game, firing wide of the far post from 10 yards.

The Dutchman was threatening the opposition goal more than he had in his entire Wigan career to date, heading another chance tamely at Holy from close range.

Lee Evans sent a free-kick wide of the mark before Ipswich threatened for the first time in the final quarter.

George Johnston was trying to shepherd the ball out of play only for Andre Dozzell to nip in and stab the ball goalwards, with Jamie Jones keeping it out at point-blank range.

At the other end, Wigan's dangerman Lang cut in from the right, only to be denied by Holy.

The result left the Tractor Boys two points outside the play-off spots and Latics one point from safety.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2DarikwaBooked at 64mins
  • 4Tilt
  • 5Johnston
  • 34Robinson
  • 12Ojo
  • 8Evans
  • 9LangBooked at 69mins
  • 30AasgaardBooked at 14minsSubstituted forGardnerat 68'minutes
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forCloughat 83'minutes
  • 10KeaneSubstituted forDodooat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Whelan
  • 7Clough
  • 15Gardner
  • 20Dodoo
  • 24Perry
  • 25Evans
  • 32Long

Ipswich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Holy
  • 24Vincent-YoungSubstituted forWoolfendenat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 22Nsiala
  • 4ChambersBooked at 87mins
  • 3Ward
  • 23Dozzell
  • 15Bishop
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forDobraat 71'minutes
  • 18JudgeSubstituted forHarropat 60'minutes
  • 20SearsSubstituted forJacksonat 60'minutes
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 6Woolfenden
  • 8Skuse
  • 9Jackson
  • 28Cornell
  • 32Hawkins
  • 33Harrop
  • 36Dobra
Referee:
James Bell

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Ipswich Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Ipswich Town) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Woolfenden following a set piece situation.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Josh Harrop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. Luke Robinson tries a through ball, but Callum Lang is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Harrop (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kayden Jackson.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Joseph Dodoo replaces Will Keane.

  12. Booking

    Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Stephen Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Zach Clough replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Lang (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull382171063313270
2Peterborough372161065372869
3Sunderland361813555272867
4Lincoln City371881155401562
5Portsmouth361771253391458
6Blackpool351691044321257
7Doncaster35176125345857
8Oxford Utd37168135143856
9Charlton371511115450456
10Gillingham38167155450455
11Ipswich36167133937255
12MK Dons38159145552354
13Accrington36158134951-253
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth381310154960-1149
17Shrewsbury351113114041-146
18Burton36118174661-1541
19Swindon37114224465-2137
20Northampton3899203254-2236
21Wimbledon36812163659-2336
22Wigan3798203964-2535
23Bristol Rovers3897223660-2434
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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