Latics extend DW Stadium unbeaten run to six Sky Bet Championship matches as they play out stalemate with Swansea City.
- Match Report: Wigan Athletic 0 – 0 Swansea City
- Latics draw with Swansea City as both sides have chances to score late winner
- Paul Cook’s side now unbeaten in six Sky Bet Championship matches on their own patch
WIGAN ATHLETIC 0
SWANSEA CITY 0
Attendance: 8,964 (429 away)
Wigan Athletic extended their DW Stadium unbeaten run in the Sky Bet Championship to six games as Paul Cook’s side played out a 0-0 draw on Tuesday evening.
It could have been better for Latics, who saw Will Grigg denied by a late save from Kristoffer Nordfeldt, but in the same breath the visitors also went close to a late winner.
Cook was forced into one change from Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Norwich City as Darron Gibson replaced Samy Morsy in the starting XI, the skipper missing out on a 300th career appearance with a slight hamstring strain.
The visitors were methodical in their play and were well-drilled by boss Graham Potter as Latics negated the early threat of their visitors thanks to blocks from Reece James and Cedric Kipre and a save from Christian Walton.
Kipre was actually the first Latics player to go close to scoring as he fired over from a Lee Evans corner after Nick Powell, who was wearing the captain’s armband on his 200th career appearance, had seen a shot blocked.
Walton was on hand again to deny Joe Rodon from 25 yards on 23 minutes before Latics went close themselves through Jacobs, who fired wide from a Reece James pull back.
Swansea’s best chance for a first-half goal fell to Conor Roberts, though, as he went through one-on-one with Walton, though the keeper stood strong to protect his clean sheet.
After the restart, Latics were almost immediately in front as Jacobs met a Powell cross at the back post but fired off target.
At the other end, former Latic Jay Fulton was denied by a Kipre block before Oli McBurnie volleyed over from the edge of the area.
Roberts and Fer had further efforts off target for the visitors before Grigg was presented with a golden opportunity. Matt Grimes tried to find his goalkeeper but Grigg read the pass and intercepted to give himself a one-on-one opportunity, though Nordfeldt stood strong to save his side.
Grigg and McBurnie had late chances for their respective sides in what turned out an entertaining 0-0 draw.
Wigan Athletic: Walton; James, Dunkley, Kipre, Robinson; Gibson (Connolly 77), Evans; Jacobs, Powell (Capt) (McManaman 83), Windass; Garner (Grigg 54)
Subs: Jones, Bruce, Roberts, Naismith.
Swansea City: Nordfeldt, van der Hoorn (Capt), McBurnie, Celina, Carroll (Olsson 51), McKay (Fer 64), Grimes, Rodon, Roberts, Naughton, Fulton (Routledge 72)
Subs: Mulder, Carter-Vickers, James, Baker-Richardson.