Barnsley 0 Wigan Athletic 0

Wigan Athletic held firm and secured a precious point from a tight game in the freezing cold at Barnsley.

Saturday, 19th November 2016, 4:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd November 2016, 12:27 pm
Warren Joyce

The home side had the bulk of the play and created the lion’s share of the chances.

But they couldn’t break down a determined Latics rearguard and both Adam Bogdan and Jussi Jaaskelainen, who took over in the second half when his colleague was stretchered off with a leg injury.

The visitors, with Yanic Wildschut surprisingly playing up front on his own, were always a threat on the counter.

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But the closest they came was when Craig Morgan - back at the heart of the defence - sent a header flashing inches wide of the post at the three-quarter mark.

It’s the first point under new boss Warren Joyce, but it sees Latics slip to second-bottom in the Championship table with a testing December programme ahead.