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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Burton Albion

Dan Burn in action for Wigan Athletic
Dan Burn joined Wigan from Fulham in June

Dan Burn twice cleared off the line as Wigan shared the spoils in a goalless draw against Burton at the DW Stadium.

Burn blocked an early Lucas Akins shot and then intervened to deny Chris O'Grady's audacious effort from 40 yards, lifting the ball over stranded Latics goalkeeper Adam Bogdan.

Wigan's Adam le Fondre threatened twice before the break, testing keeper Jon McLaughlin before chipping over.

Nick Powell and Michael Jacobs also went close after the interval.

Wigan's second goalless draw in as many games extended their unbeaten run to three matches, but left them 21st in the table after 11 games.

Burton, who are still searching for their first Championship win on the road, are six places higher than Latics, who are yet to beat them in a competitive match.

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell:

"It wasn't the greatest of games. In the first half they had the better chances and better spells in the game, but I thought we controlled the second half.

"We created some great opportunities, but a draw was probably a fair result.

"I thought Burton were very good. They gave exactly what I thought they'd give.

"There were no surprises today for me. Our set-up defensively looks good, but attacking-wise the creativity, spark, energy and final pass wasn't there, which is the frustrating thing."

Burton boss Nigel Clough:

"We've got to do more to get a goal when we're in control like we were in the first half.

"We've got to try and improve on the number of situations in and around their penalty area that didn't result in a clear-cut chance or a finish. That's been our story on the road this season.

"It's still a good draw away from home for us because they're got as good a squad as anyone in this league.

"That's one goal conceded in the last three games, so when we get our defensive unit right out there we're tough to break down. Apart from a couple of skirmishes and chances we defended very well."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Bogdan
  • 10ByrneSubstituted forMorganat 65'minutes
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 16MacDonald
  • 6Power
  • 17Jacobs
  • 25Powell
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 11Le FondreSubstituted forGriggat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 9Grigg
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 19Garbutt
  • 20Morgan
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 3BrayfordBooked at 59mins
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 64mins
  • 6Turner
  • 10AkinsBooked at 54mins
  • 15NaylorSubstituted forChoudhuryat 87'minutes
  • 16Palmer
  • 36Irvine
  • 11Dyer
  • 18MillerSubstituted forWardat 59'minutes
  • 8O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 2Flanagan
  • 4Mousinho
  • 7Williamson
  • 9Beavon
  • 12Ward
  • 13Bywater
  • 19Choudhury
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
10,430

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Burton Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Burton Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Burton Albion).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Hamza Choudhury replaces Tom Naylor.

  9. Post update

    Foul by William Grigg (Wigan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Ben Turner (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jamie Ward with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. Adam Bogdan tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Jackson Irvine (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Kyle McFadzean (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Yanic Wildschut.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Adam Le Fondre.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Norwich128222416826
2Newcastle1281325111425
3Huddersfield11812148625
4Brighton12642169722
5Bristol City126242014620
6Birmingham125521512320
7Reading125431316-319
8Brentford125341912718
9Fulham124531415-117
10Sheff Wed115241314-117
11Barnsley125162320316
12Wolves124441615116
13Leeds125161214-216
14QPR124441518-316
15Nottm Forest124352223-115
16Burton123541616014
17Ipswich1235489-114
18Preston124261416-214
19Derby12345710-313
20Aston Villa121831113-211
21Cardiff123271020-1011
22Wigan122461214-210
23Blackburn122371220-89
24Rotherham121381228-166
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