Burnley slipped up in their chase for an automatic promotion spot after they were held to a goalless draw at Wigan.

Former Wigan midfielder David Jones went closest for the Clarets when his fierce strike was pushed on to the bar by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.

At the other end, Wigan's former Burnley midfielder Chris McCann had a header cleared off the line.

The draw sees Burnley drop to third, while Wigan remain unbeaten in four Championship games under Uwe Rosler.

The German replaced Owen Coyle as Latics manager at the start of December and on Sunday watched his side give Burnley's defence a tough time.

They created the first chance when Leon Barnett got his head to Stephen Crainey's free-kick, but could only direct the ball behind for a goal-kick.

The Latics came closer still when a corner from the left found McCann 12 yards from goal, but the Irish midfielder's effort was cleared off the line and hacked away to safety.

Burnley's opening effort fell to Sam Vokes, who fired high and wide from close range, with the same player then forcing the first save of the game from Al Habsi.

The Clarets came agonisingly close to opening the scoring in first-half stoppage-time but Al Habsi touched Jones's right-foot strike, which looked destined for the top corner, onto the crossbar.

The ball then bounced off the back of Al Habsi and looked as though it might sneak over the line, before Barnett booted clear in the nick of time.

Both teams made changes in the final stages - Roger Espinoza for Wigan and Michael Kightly for Burnley - but neither side could make the breakthrough.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler:

"I was very happy. We had to make changes once again, and we've still not managed to maintain a consistent spine of the team.

"Despite that we gave one of the best teams in the league a hard time.

"I felt it was 50/50 - we created chances but so did they - and unfortunately we couldn't take one."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche:

"Our goalkeeper's not made a save the entire game, which says a lot.

"But overall I think it was a fantastic point - and the reason for that is it was the toughest game on the fixture list today.

"They've got a new manager, arguably one of the best and deepest squads in the division, and we had to tactically perform very well."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 17 Boyce
  • 03 Crainey
  • 24 Perch
  • 25 Barnett
  • 21 Ramis
  • 16 McArthur
  • 07 McCann (Kiernan - 83' )
  • 32 Fortuné (McClean - 54' )
  • 19 Powell Booked
  • 14 Jordi Gómez (Espinoza - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Holt
  • 11 McClean
  • 13 Nicholls
  • 15 McManaman
  • 18 Espinoza
  • 29 Dicko
  • 30 Kiernan

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 14 Jones
  • 04 Duff Booked (Long - 83' )
  • 05 Shackell
  • 26 Treacy (Kightly - 77' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 19 Kightly
  • 22 Stock
  • 28 Long
  • 33 Hewitt
Ref: Michael Jones
Att: 17,712

Match Stats

Shots

18 10

On target

4 2

Corners

4 3

Fouls

6 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Burnley 0.

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Burnley 0.

90:00 +3:43

Attempt missed. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Robert Kiernan (Wigan Athletic).

90:00 +2:34

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:10

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey tries a through ball, but James Perch is caught offside.

90:00 +0:11

Attempt blocked. Robert Kiernan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Powell.

87:01

Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:01

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

84:39

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jason Shackell.

83:53

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stephen Crainey following a set piece situation.

83:09

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:09

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

82:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan replaces Chris McCann.

82:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Kevin Long replaces Michael Duff because of an injury.

77:29

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:29

Dangerous play by Danny Ings (Burnley).

76:42

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

76:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza replaces Jordi Gómez.

76:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Keith Treacy.

74:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

72:58

Delay in match Michael Duff (Burnley) because of an injury.

71:42

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Duff.

70:56

Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

69:05

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Lafferty with a cross.

67:42

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

67:42

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

63:08 Booking

Booking Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:02

Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

63:02

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:16

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

57:45

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

57:45

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:21

Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:21

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

53:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James McClean replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

53:31

Attempt missed. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Nick Powell.

51:23

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 0, Burnley 0.

45:00 +3:41 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Burnley 0.

45:00 +3:12

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:42

Delay in match Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

45:00 +1:07

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

45:00 +0:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +0:05

Delay in match Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

44:39

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris McCann with a cross.

43:05

Hand ball by David Jones (Burnley).

42:19

Attempt saved. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Gómez.

40:47

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:47

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

40:13

Attempt blocked. Daniel Lafferty (Burnley) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

37:57

Dangerous play by Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic).

37:57

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:09

Attempt missed. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Marney.

35:09

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris McCann.

34:19

James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:19

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

33:20

Attempt missed. James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

32:12

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:12

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

31:22

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:22

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

30:41

Attempt missed. James Perch (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Barnett with a cross.

27:49

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Keith Treacy with a cross.

27:16

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by James Perch.

25:43

Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

24:45 Booking

Booking Michael Duff (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:25

James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:25

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

24:17

Attempt blocked. Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

23:25

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Stephen Crainey tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

21:12

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

17:53

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

17:49

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

14:31

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Duff.

14:27

Attempt saved. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

12:53

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic).

12:53

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:42

Attempt blocked. Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Crainey with a cross.

11:14

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

9:52

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Leon Barnett tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

8:44

Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Crainey with a cross following a set piece situation.

7:48

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:48

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

6:49

Offside, Burnley. Daniel Lafferty tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

6:09

Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leon Barnett.

4:21

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Danny Ings.

2:44

Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2:03

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:03

Foul by Stephen Crainey (Wigan Athletic).

0:39

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

0:39

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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