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Blackburn 0 – 0 Wigan



Shaun Maloney picked up a degree in his first sport accountable for Wigan, as they held Blackburn to a goalless draw at Ewood Park.

The Latics missed the prospect to climb off the underside of the Sky Wager Championship, nevertheless it was a constructive sufficient begin for Maloney – the previous Latics participant who grew to become their third everlasting supervisor of the season final week after Kolo Toure was sacked.

They’re three factors off security in twenty fourth, whereas Blackburn stay exterior the highest six on objective distinction in one other irritating night for Jon Dahl Tomasson and his facet.

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James McClean describes Wigan’s goalless draw with Blackburn a ‘special occasion’ after enjoying 90 minutes the identical day because the delivery of his fourth baby.

Goalless at Ewood Park

It might and will have been the worst potential begin for Maloney, as Blackburn discovered a approach in behind his facet’s defence inside 4 minutes. Bradley Dack performed the ball into the run of Brereton Diaz, who raced by way of on objective however then shot straight at Ben Amos with simply the goalkeeper to beat.

Sorba Thomas was among the many loanee debutants on present, and he triggered loads of issues down the appropriate for Blackburn, with a few his crosses inflicting actual issues to the Wigan defence, just for Martin Kelly to point out his nous by averting the hazard away from the likes of Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher.

And there would not be a breakthrough for both facet ultimately, on an evening of poor high quality within the last third for each groups on this Lancashire derby. Whereas there was additionally a blow for Kelly, who was compelled off with what seemed a foul damage after what had been a powerful efficiency on his Wigan debut.

The managers

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Blackburn head coach Jon Dahl Tomasson says he is upset with the goalless draw towards Wigan however feels his staff had been strong in conserving a clear sheet.

Blackburn’s Jon Dahl Tomasson:

“We knew it was going to be a tricky sport. Wigan are preventing for his or her lives and have a brand new supervisor. Regardless of that I am upset we did not win the sport with the alternatives we created.

“Out of possession we had been strong and gave only a few issues away. I am pleased with the clear sheet, however we must be extra scientific with the alternatives we’ve got.”

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Shaun Maloney says he is pleased with Wigan’s mentality after they completed with a goalless draw towards Blackburn.

Wigan’s Shaun Maloney:

“It is a good begin. We needed to defend so much within the second half. The mentality of the group was actually good. I am happy.

“The primary half I used to be actually happy with the development we had. That was constructive at instances. Second half we needed to defend. Typically video games are like that. I might love us to play extra, however I am pleased with how we defended. I am completely happy for the group and for the travelling assist.”

Participant of the Match – Martin Kelly

What’s subsequent?

Each are again in Sky Wager Championship motion at 3pm on Saturday. Blackburn head to Watford, Wigan, host Huddersfield.



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