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Derby County 0-0 Wigan Athletic

Championship strugglers Wigan ended their five-match losing run with a goaless draw that sees Derby move into the play-off places.
Before the goalless draw at Pride Park, the last point Wigan picked up this season was at Huddersfield on 28 November

Championship strugglers Wigan ended their five-match losing run with a goalless draw against play-off chasing Derby at Pride Park.

Wigan had an early double chance, with Will Grigg hitting the post from a corner before Darren Bent cleared off the line from Jake Buxton's follow-up.

Rams keeper Scott Carson denied Grigg when he was put through, while Derby rarely troubled Wigan before the break.

Jussi Jaaskelainen kept out Tom Ince's free-kick to ensure a point for Wigan.

The draw extends Derby's unbeaten run to 10 matches, but leaves them seventh in the table and a point adrift of the play-off places, while Wigan are six points clear of Rotherham at the bottom.

Second-from-bottom Wigan, a side beaten just once in the league in seven previous trips to Derby, dating back to 1984, started strongly against Steve McClaren's Rams, with Michael Jacobs testing Carson soon after Grigg and Buxton went close.

Grigg remained the focal point of the Latics' attack, with Yanic Wildschut's cross for the striker forcing Derby's defence to scramble before the Northern Ireland international had the best chance of the match, bursting clear on the counter only to be foiled by Carson.

Before Ince tested Jaaskelainen with a free-kick after 65 minutes, Derby's brightest moment came courtesy of Ikechi Anya in the first-half, with the winger's run teeing up Johnny Russell for a shot that blazed over the bar.

Derby County manager Steve McLaren: "Scott Carson made some great saves to keep us in the game.

"I was pleased to go in 0-0 at half-time but we addressed that and didn't have any problems in the second half, apart from breaking them down and getting the all-important goal.

"We haven't scored enough goals and we are going to get more games like this where we need to break teams down, so we need individuals and that little bit of magic.

"We need more match winners and I believe we have them but the halfway report is are we scoring enough goals? No, we're not."

Wigan manager Warren Joyce: "They (the players) have a lot of pride in themselves and the club and want to do the best for the fans so every credit to the players for showing resilience.

"They've got no fear or inferiority complex to come and play at Derby or Aston Villa a few weeks ago or Newcastle at home, when I thought we gave a good account of ourselves in those games.

"We have to be more ruthless to finish off chances and make it easier to manage games. We're disappointed we've not won, but pleased with the performance and the discipline, the intelligence we showed tactically."

Line-ups

Derby

  • 1Carson
  • 12Baird
  • 6Keogh
  • 16Pearce
  • 8Anya
  • 19HughesBooked at 87mins
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 57mins
  • 18ButterfieldSubstituted forBrysonat 59'minutes
  • 10Ince
  • 11BentSubstituted forVydraat 73'minutes
  • 7RussellSubstituted forCamaraat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bryson
  • 5Shackell
  • 20Camara
  • 23Vydra
  • 24Weimann
  • 26Hanson
  • 35Mitchell

Wigan

  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 13KellettSubstituted forByrneat 74'minutes
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 17Jacobs
  • 6Power
  • 16MacDonald
  • 14Gomez Garcia-Penche
  • 31WildschutSubstituted forFloresat 89'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLe Fondreat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Byrne
  • 11Le Fondre
  • 15Flores
  • 21Davies
  • 29Burke
  • 30Barrigan
  • 36Lavercombe
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
28,289

Match Stats

Home TeamDerbyAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Derby County 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Derby County 0, Wigan Athletic 0.

Hand ball by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Jake Buxton (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jordan Flores.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Jordan Flores replaces Yanic Wildschut.

Booking

Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Ince.

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ikechi Anya (Derby County) because of an injury.

Ikechi Anya (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nathan Byrne replaces Andy Kellett.

Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Matej Vydra replaces Darren Bent.

Hand ball by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Attempt blocked. Will Hughes (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Darren Bent (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.

Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.

Attempt saved. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Abdoul Camara replaces Johnny Russell.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Jacob Butterfield.

Booking

Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle24171648192952
2Brighton23156238142451
3Reading2313463330343
4Huddersfield2413472928143
5Leeds2413383124742
6Sheff Wed2412572824441
7Derby2411762415940
8Fulham2399540281236
9Barnsley2410594237535
10Aston Villa2481152623335
11Birmingham249872932-335
12Norwich24104103837134
13Preston249693232033
14Ipswich248792427-331
15Brentford2486102930-130
16Wolves2477103234-228
17Bristol City2483133132-127
18Nottm Forest2475123744-726
19QPR2475122235-1326
20Burton2467112633-725
21Cardiff2366112638-1224
22Blackburn2456132840-1221
23Wigan2447132030-1019
24Rotherham2434172552-2713
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