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Report: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Millwall

MILLWALL came away with a point after playing out a goalless draw with Wigan in blustery conditions at the DW Stadium.

The Latics edged the possession stats but it was the Lions who had the game's best opening when a Lee Martin free-kick fell to Ricardo Fuller, who couldn't convert.

For the hosts, a fluke Callum McManaman cross-shot came back off the bar in the second half but they were booed off after a second straight stalemate at home.

Andy Wilkinson made his debut at right back in one of four changes for Millwall.

Ricardo Fuller, Lee Martin and Scott Malone also came into the side, having all impressed as substitutes against Wolves at the weekend.

Left back Matthew Briggs dropped to the bench but there was no place in the 18-man squad for either Jimmy Abdou or Aiden O'Brien.

The best chance of the first half came after just four minutes when Wigan winger James McClean fired wide of an unguarded net after David Forde's kick was charged down.

The hosts then went close through star man Shaun Maloney who, after a quickly-taken short corner, tested David Forde with a 20-yard drive that the 'keeper tipped over his bar.

Millwall started sluggishly but they came alive in the eighth minute when Australian Scott McDonald exchanged passes with Fuller before his low shot was blocked in front of goal.

With Fuller waiting to pounce, Martin's dangerous cross was claimed by Scott Carson before former Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw dragged wide of the target at the other end.

Five minutes before the break, a slip in Wigan's midfield presented an opening to McDonald but he fired straight at Carson after advancing to the edge of the area.

Shortly after the restart, Oriol Riera put the ball in the net for the Latics but Marc-Antoine Fortune was flagged offside for his involvement in the build up.

In the 55th minute, Martin's set piece was chested down by Fuller in the box but, with just Carson to beat, the ball rolled away before he could get a shot off.

McManaman's cross then caught Forde by surprise and hit the woodwork before Richard Chaplow's defensive header narrowly cleared his own bar.

Sub Matthew Briggs fed the overlapping Malone in the dying seconds but the left back's teasing delivery flashed across the face of goal and beyond Fuller in the middle.

Neither side could create an opportunity in five minutes of added time – and in truth neither side deserved to take all three points.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

17 thoughts on “Report: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Millwall

  • October 21, 2014 at 21:55
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    Both teams 8 games without a win - both struggling.
    Said our comeback Saturday was just papering over some big cracks.
    Just 3 points above drop zone - pressure for a result against Cardiff now.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 21:58
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    There for the taking but didn't happen. That said, a point at Wigan is a good result.
    Some fine tuning needed. Who is the best left back? Who is the best centre half pairing' Who represents the best midfield? What the f*** has happened with Pope? What is the best starting eleven?
    Ollie-Over to you son!!

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    • October 21, 2014 at 22:15
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      @NICKOLA: So I've been told, Pope is keen to come and he is our number one target but his grandad is very ill and he doesn't want to move south whilst that's the case.

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    • October 22, 2014 at 00:20
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      @NICKOLA: SLP said he should be available after xmas at the earliest.... deal could be made in advance....

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  • October 21, 2014 at 21:59
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    The cracks being not enough money or support to generate enough income to buy top players.suck it up mate it ain't go back change anytime soon . I'm ok with this result

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:04
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    We found a way to score goals against wolves with 4-4-2 ,, so tonight we went with 4-3-3 ,, when we gonna find the right set up ???????

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:06
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    Shouldve played Jimmy

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    • October 21, 2014 at 22:19
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      @benzo: Think he's injured.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:09
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    Good result. People on here seem to expect too much from our little club with very little money.well done boys,not an easy place to go,even now.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:10
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    Clean sheet and an away point to a multi million pound team who have been decent at home and strongly tipped to go up.
    I wont be moaning as I would of taken it before the kick off.
    Well done Millwall.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:43
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    HI ALL , MILLWALL FC GOT A WELL DESERVED DRAW HERE AT WIGAN. ON THE WAY BACK HOME! LIONS SUPER TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS WERE BRILLIANT AS USUAL. 'NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE' - STORMIN' NORMAN RIDES AGAIN .

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    • October 21, 2014 at 23:36
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      @bermlion: what game were you at?! I was there and our supporters were silent most of the game , really disappointing.

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    • October 22, 2014 at 10:39
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      @bermlion: We had a good time singing and enjoying the away point being 'Won' ; somebody must have had the "ear - muffs" on if the didn't hear the Lion Roaring Fans! ( NOLU , WDC ).

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  • October 21, 2014 at 22:59
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    Yeah I'll take a point. Conditions sound rough plus there was no Williams, thankfully he'll be back Saturday. As for Wigan, they're not strongly tipped to go up, don't know where you're reading that but they're in the shits just like us. Holloway has been here nearly a year and has made so many stop-gap signings he STILL doesn't know his best line up nor has a consistent formation. Without these, along with a board that hasn't got a pot to p*** in, survival is the best we can hope for. A point is a point.

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    • October 21, 2014 at 23:37
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      @Alan.F:
      I thought that they done really well with Rossler coming in half way through last season and were fancied to go close this season.
      Don't mind being wrong if that's not the case.
      I always thought that mid table was realistic this season and I still think that's possible.
      More than happy with the point tonight.
      Well done to all the travelling 268.
      Top effort.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 01:01
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    We put in a dogged performance today with Mcdonald standing out as the best Lions player, but we are too slow in moving the ball when attacking. Wigan showed us how to attack quickly and both times got them selves into very strong positions. A draw was a fair result though.

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  • October 22, 2014 at 07:50
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    Good results pay dividends to small clubs. Look at that lot down the road it shows.

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