Barnsley 0 Wigan Athletic 0

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

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

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.

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