Wigan Athletic 1 Shrewsbury Town 1
A battling Latics side managed to hold off waves of second half attacks by Shrewsbury to claim a point that could prove very useful in their fight against relegation. The Shrews had come into the game following three consecutive wins, all away from home at Hull, Lincoln and Doncaster. Latics had gone ahead from a Will Keane penalty after 47 minutes when a touch of skill from Kal Naismith had created an overlap for Tom Pearce. The goal pushed Shrewsbury forward and they put constant pressure on the Wigan defence. The Shrews equaliser came when the experienced Shaun Whalley, who had been proving a headache for Latics, slotted home after 66 minutes.
It was a dire game with Wigan’s main mode of attack being hopeful long balls, which the solid Shrews defence devoured. But it is another point gained as the transfer window looms, as does the ratification of the Moreno deal.
Despite the difficulties faced over these months Latics have stayed within touch of the teams above them in the relegation zone. It remains to be seen what kinds of signings the Moreno regime will make in January, given the difficult financial situation which includes a tight salary cap. A couple of experienced central defenders will surely be on the shopping list.
After the game Leam Richardson commented:
“When teams are set up the way Shrewsbury are, then it is important you don’t give them any goals because they’re very good at what they do. It was up to us to find creativity to take the initiative and we didn’t have that spark or energy today but if you’re not going to win, don’t lose and I felt we did that with honesty.”
Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to the match through the message boards and social media.
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A very scrappy first half !.
I just hope we come out in the second and take control – I’m sure we can do much better than this first half performance against these guys !
The first half statistics say it all !
Says it all really playing at home ZERO shots on goal ZERO chances made.
Refs ineptitude aside …Shrewsbury are the only team to have created any chances/half chances. No good saying how poor Shrewsbury are …when on the 45 minutes so far we are worse than them, we’ve created nothing and our passing is conservative and inaccurate …though we have retained the uncanny knack when passing to a team mate in space to just pass half a yard behind him.
Thank goodness that’s over, still at least it’s a point.
What is the point of bringing Asgaard on with 3 minutes to go?
Had we scored at the end I think it would have been daylight robbery.
Definitely improved recently. Last 10 games over 90 minutes we have lost 3 games in total which isn’t bad. Draw seemed a fair result today take it all round and agree young Aasgaard looks like he deserves more game time. Next games winnable and takeover appears imminent. To be in touch with rest of league is a minor miracle given what we have started season with.