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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Wigan and Fleetwood cancelled themselves out in a League One encounter that failed to produce a real clear-cut opportunity let alone a goal.

Wigan started well and Tom Pearce managed to get in down the left, but he seemed to get caught between shooting and crossing, and in the end the ball flew past the far post.

Fleetwood threatened briefly, when Paddy Madden headed over and then fired straight at Wigan captain Jamie Jones in the home goal.

But the hosts gradually took control without ever looking like they were on the verge of scoring.

Chris Merrie led a two-on-one break but his through ball lacked the power to allow Zach Clough to run in on goal.

Dan Gardner then cut in from the left before shooting wide of the near post.

And then Clough wasted the best chance of the first half when, after Gardner's cross found the former Nottingham Forest man, he pulled the ball wide of the upright.

There was still time before the interval for Callum Lang to force a fine save out of Alex Cairns, whose side would have been pleased to go in on level terms.

The second half was a far less eventful affair, with Cairns again denying Lang at the far post, and also able to repel Kyle Joseph with relative ease.

Report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Wigan

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 2Darikwa
  • 6Whelan
  • 5Johnston
  • 3Pearce
  • 9LangSubstituted forCrankshawat 88'minutes
  • 24Perry
  • 23Merrie
  • 15Gardner
  • 7CloughSubstituted forAasgaardat 77'minutes
  • 22Joseph

Substitutes

  • 19Crankshaw
  • 20Obi
  • 25Evans
  • 30Aasgaard
  • 34Robinson

Fleetwood

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 21Cairns
  • 22Donacien
  • 4Connolly
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Andrew
  • 23Finley
  • 16RossiterSubstituted forWhelanat 65'minutesSubstituted forDuffyat 72'minutes
  • 39MorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 66'minutes
  • 10Camps
  • 17Madden
  • 18VassellSubstituted forSaundersat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Coleman
  • 6Whelan
  • 8Duffy
  • 11Morris
  • 20Saunders
  • 32Holgate
  • 35Rydel
Referee:
Declan Bourne

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away2
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Oliver Crankshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris tries a through ball, but Paddy Madden is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Pearce (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high. Assisted by Dan Gardner.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Oliver Crankshaw replaces Callum Lang.

  10. Post update

    Sam Finley (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Thelo Aasgaard (Wigan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Finley.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Andrew.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by George Johnston.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Kyle Vassell.

  16. Post update

    Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Wigan Athletic).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Thelo Aasgaard replaces Zach Clough.

  19. Post update

    Mark Duffy (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alex Perry (Wigan Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull23143640202045
2Lincoln City22143534191545
3Peterborough22133636211542
4Portsmouth22125537191841
5Doncaster20123535211439
6Charlton2410773732537
7Sunderland2299429171236
8Crewe2410683328536
9Ipswich2111282623335
10Accrington1910362521433
11Oxford Utd219483227531
12Fleetwood238692922730
13Gillingham2393112629-330
14Plymouth238693139-830
15MK Dons237792929028
16Blackpool218492124-328
17Shrewsbury215972126-524
18Rochdale2358103543-823
19Bristol Rovers2164112233-1122
20Wimbledon2357112641-1522
21Northampton2264122038-1822
22Wigan2256112438-1421
23Swindon2363143147-1621
24Burton2437142951-2216
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