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REPORT: Barnsley 0-0 Wigan

11 July 2020

Match Reports

REPORT: Barnsley 0-0 Wigan

11 July 2020

Another clean sheet but not the win that Barnsley desperately required against Wigan this afternoon.

Another draw for Gerhard Struber's side, earned in a very scrappy and competitive affair with Latics, where the point wasn't really enough for either side in the fight for survival.

The Head Coach had made two changes to his starting lineup with Callum Styles and Elliot Simoes given their opportunity after impressing from the bench in midweek. 

And it was a bright start to this game from the home side, with early joy down the right flnk through Kilian Ludewig whose fizzing low cross was begging to be converted, before Cauley Woodrow found a yard of space but fired straight at the 'keeper from the edge of the box.

Jacob Brown had the best effort of the half when his left-footed strike looked to be bending into the bottom corner only for visiting 'keeper David Marshall to claw it away at the final moment.

There was little of note to report beyond that, other than a booking for Antonee Robinson who had cleaned out Kilian Ludewig for what looked a certain sending off. 

HALF TIME: Barnsley 0-0 Wigan 

There was little improvement in terms of the game as a spectacle after the restart, with the away side barely testing the Reds' backline, and Struber's side struggling to impose themselves on Wigan in the final third. 

Another blank fired by Woodrow saw him replaced on the hour mark, but Conor Chaplin fared little better once on. 

The best second half chance fell to Michael Sollbauer who was just onside after Styles' ball back in from the edge of the box but he couldn't stretch enough to get a decent connection and saw his shot screw a foot wide.

A sending off came on 73 minutes as Danny Fox went in high on Simoes, but the visitors held on for a point that neither side were craving. 

One final chance dropped for Styles but Marshall repelled it. 

FULL TIME: Barnsley 0-0 Wigan

Walton, Ludewig (Schmidt), Sollbauer, Andersen, J.Williams, Styles, Mowatt, Ritzmaier (Halme), Simoes, Woodrow (Chaplin), Brown.

Unused: Collins, B.Williams, Oduor, Bähre, Thomas, Wolfe.

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