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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Rotherham United

Wigan remained top of League One but were forced to settle for a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed Rotherham.

Rotherham almost took the lead inside 30 seconds when a Jon Taylor cross found its way to Michael Smith, whose goalbound effort was blocked at point-blank range by Chey Dunkley.

Ryan Williams wasted another decent chance for Rotherham, firing straight at Christian Walton.

Wigan's first opportunity fell to Will Grigg, but the striker was thwarted by visiting goalkeeper Marek Rodak.

An even better chance fell Grigg's way shortly after, but he headed wastefully wide from 10 yards after great work from Nathan Byrne.

Wigan were forced into a change at the interval when the out-of-sorts Nick Powell - a big injury doubt in the lead-up - was replaced by Gary Roberts, who quickly became his side's man most likely to create something.

But Rotherham remained a threat on the counter, and Williams thought he had opened the scoring when he cut in off the left flank and unleashed a stinging strike from distance that missed the top corner by half a yard.

Michael Jacobs stabbed over from a good position for Wigan, but neither side were able to find a breakthrough.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Walton
  • 2ByrneBooked at 32mins
  • 22Dunkley
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 17Jacobs
  • 25PowellSubstituted forRobertsat 45'minutes
  • 11MasseySubstituted forVaughanat 72'minutes
  • 9GriggSubstituted forColcloughat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 7Walker
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough

Rotherham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Rodák
  • 2EmmanuelBooked at 38mins
  • 6Wood
  • 20IhiekweBooked at 90mins
  • 18Purrington
  • 17TowellSubstituted forFordeat 78'minutes
  • 4VaulksBooked at 39mins
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Taylor
  • 24Smith
  • 23Williams

Substitutes

  • 5Ajayi
  • 7Forde
  • 10Ball
  • 12Price
  • 21Yates
  • 25Cummings
  • 31Lavery
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,630

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Rotherham United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Rotherham United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Booking

    Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Ryan Colclough (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Callum Elder (Wigan Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Michael Smith (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces William Grigg.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Rotherham United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Anthony Forde replaces Richard Towell.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan41269681275487
2Blackburn422512576373987
3Shrewsbury412410755332282
4Rotherham422171468511770
5Scunthorpe4216161059491064
6Plymouth411810135348564
7Portsmouth42196175451363
8Charlton421711145450462
9Peterborough4216131364521261
10Blackpool431414155653356
11Bristol Rovers42168185862-456
12Fleetwood43159195762-554
13Bradford40166184961-1254
14Doncaster401314134946353
15Southend421411174962-1353
16Gillingham421216144448-452
17Oxford Utd421311185762-550
18Wimbledon421310194253-1149
19Walsall421212185162-1148
20Oldham411113175468-1446
21Rochdale411015164553-845
22Northampton431110223974-3543
23MK Dons421012204261-1942
24Bury4279263465-3130
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