Report: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Preston North End

Latics hold a draw.

Warren Joyce made one change to the team which beat Wolves on Tuesday night, with Ryan Tunnicliffe replacing the injured Michael Jacobs.

Preston got a penalty early on when Omar Bogle took down Robinson in the area. The penalty was brilliantly saved by Gilks and he even managed to save the rebound.

Sam Morsy then came close after dribbling past three Preston plays, he took the shot which was deflected out for a corner.

Preston’s Pearson had a chance from 20 yards out which went just wide of Gilks’ goal.

Tunnicliffe had a fantastic chance when he took the shot after a brilliant lay off by Sam Morsy and the shot went just over.

The Game ended 0-0, however, it was far from boring, an exciting 0-0.

Unfortunately though, that result means Wigan stay in the relegation zone.

Wigan boss  Warren Joyce said:

“It was a hard-fought game – not a lot of clear-cut chances, a lot of effort, endeavour, commitment, fight.

Probably it was a fair result on the day. There was a lot of good defending in there from both teams.”

Preston boss Simon Grayson said:

“We need to give Wigan a lot of credit as they worked very hard – they pressed and worked us, and we didn’t have that quality in the final third that we’ve had in the last few games.

That comes with the pitch being difficult, three games in a week and we chopped and changed it to get something out of the game.”

 Wigan: Gilks, Connolly, Burn, Buxton, Warnock, Power (Hanson 76), MacDonald (Perkins, 84), Morsy, Tunnicliffe, Grigg, Bogle

Unused Subs:  Roberts, Weir, Laurent, Mandron, Obertan.

Preston:  Maxwell, Browning, Clarke, Huntington, Cunningham, Horgan (Barkhuizen, 82), Pearson, Browne, McGeady, Robinson (Beckford, 62), Hugill (Makienok 62).

Unused Subs: Lindegaard, Boyle, Johnson, May.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Attendance: 15,117

David – @DCurtyy – Football Writer



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