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Wigan 0-0 Barnsley: Stalemate at DW Stadium for Championship strugglers

Kieffer Moore
Kieffer Moore scored 19 goals for Barnsley last season - but has yet to find the net for Wigan

Wigan Athletic ended a five-game losing run but had to settle for a point as they were held to a goalless draw by fellow strugglers Barnsley at the DW Stadium.

Nathan Byrne almost gave the Latics an early lead when he hit the bar with a cross which eluded goalkeeper Brad Collins.

Mamadou Thiam came closest for Barnsley before the break with a fiercely struck free-kick, which David Marshall pushed round the post, while Charlie Mulgrew tested Collins with a dead-ball effort of his own.

The visitors twice went close in the space of a minute after the break as Marshall made fine saves to deny Mike Bahre and Luke Thomas, but they had to hang on at the end as full-back Ben Williams was shown an injury-time red card for a foul on Lee Evans.

Already without first-choice goalkeeper Sami Radlinger, centre-back Bambo Diaby and striker Cauley Woodrow, Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel sprang a surprise by naming a side without his main central midfielder pairing of Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan.

With Dimitri Cavare their oldest player at 24, the visitors were under pressure in the early stages as Wigan striker Kieffer Moore offered a serious physical presence against his former club.

But Moore only lasted just over an hour after returning from a calf injury as experienced marksman Joe Garner was sent on to try to find a way through the Tykes defence.

Gavin Massey hit the side-netting for Wigan with a deflected shot and Collins made a good save to keep out Joe Williams' header, but that was as close as they came and they remain third bottom of the table, one place and one point below Barnsley, whose own winless run stretched to six matches in all competitions.

Barnsley manager Daniel Stendel told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We can be satisfied with our performance today, especially after a lot of injuries.

"We got a clean sheet with a new back four and a new goalkeeper, and we had three or four big chances to win the game.

"In recent games, we have conceded easy goals. We defended so much better."

Wigan boss Paul Cook:

"You can see what happens when the lads raise the level, the support comes instantly from the fans and we need to do that more often for them.

"Defensively we were very good. If you watched us last week at QPR, you wouldn't have said that, so you can see there's been some improvement from the training ground this week.

"We know we've got to be better going forward, we accept that. At times Barnsley played really well, they've got pace and energy in good areas and that's credit to them."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Marshall
  • 2Byrne
  • 22Dunkley
  • 16Mulgrew
  • 3Robinson
  • 20WilliamsBooked at 57mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 11MasseySubstituted forEvansat 80'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forGelhardtat 63'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forGarnerat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 8Evans
  • 14Garner
  • 21Kipre
  • 23Jones
  • 33Naismith
  • 38Gelhardt

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 12CavaréBooked at 90mins
  • 6AndersenBooked at 39mins
  • 24HalmeBooked at 10mins
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 21Sibbick
  • 10Bähre
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forStylesat 90+6'minutes
  • 36WilksBooked at 47minsSubstituted forPinillosat 90+3'minutes
  • 26Thiam
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forSchmidtat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 19Schmidt
  • 20Styles
  • 22Oduor
  • 23Pinillos
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
10,214

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Barnsley 0.

Booking

Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Callum Styles replaces Luke Thomas.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Daniel Pinillos replaces Mallik Wilks.

Attempt missed. Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Gelhardt with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Toby Sibbick.

Dismissal

Ben Williams (Barnsley) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Lee Evans (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Williams (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Joe Gelhardt is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Evans with a cross.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Joe Williams (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Mulgrew with a cross.

Booking

Ben Williams (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Gelhardt (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Williams (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Patrick Schmidt (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Ben Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jamal Lowe.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Conor Chaplin.

Attempt missed. Toby Sibbick (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Lee Evans replaces Gavin Massey.

Foul by Joe Garner (Wigan Athletic).

Mads Andersen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Foul by Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic).

Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by David Marshall.

Attempt saved. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Wigan Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

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2Charlton6420115614
3Leeds6411103713
4West Brom6330107312
5Bristol City6321118311
6Fulham6312105510
7Preston6312117410
8QPR631299010
9Birmingham631268-210
10Nottm Forest62319639
11Sheff Wed63038629
12Millwall623157-29
13Cardiff622279-28
14Brentford62135417
15Luton6213101007
16Reading62138807
17Blackburn621357-27
18Middlesbrough613278-16
19Derby613269-36
20Hull612369-35
21Barnsley612349-55
22Wigan6114411-74
23Huddersfield6015511-61
24Stoke6015615-91
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