Two weeks ago Barnsley played out a goalless draw for the first time in 22 matches but have now had back-back 0-0s for the first time since 2010 when they drew blanks against Plymouth and then Sheffield United.
The Reds have drawn each of their past three matches- after only one in the previous 14 games this season. It is the first time they have had three successive draws since April 2015 when they drew all three 1-1.
Six of Barnsley’s last nine draws have been 0-0.
Barnsley won five of their first seven league games this season but have now won only one of the following 10.
The Reds scored in each of their first nine games in all competitions and 12 of their first 13. Since then however they have scored in only two of the following five. They have gone back-to-back games without scoring for the first time since October 2015 when they went three.
This was the first Oakwell match to feature no goals since March when The Reds and Scunthorpe drew 0-0 on Good Friday.
Barnsley have though kept back to back clean sheets for the first time this season. This was only the second ever goal-less draw in a Barnsley v Wigan encounter, the other came in 1978 and was also at Oakwell. The Reds have now failed to score in five of the last seven meetings and have still never beaten the Latics at Oakwell (D2 L3) and have still only scored one goal there against them- from Kevin Betsy in 2002.
It is now six home games without a win for Barnsley, their worst home run since December last year when they also went six.
Despite having 15 attempts on goal, only two were on target for Barnsley. They did though enjoy 62% of the possession, the most they have had in a game this season and their highest in any game since a 3-0 win over Bury in February when they had 66%.
Wigan were forced to make a goalkeeper substitution yesterday, the first time this has occurred in a Barnsley game since February 2015 when Crewe’s Ben Garratt was replaced by Paul Rachubka.
Speaking of goalkeepers, Adam Davies has now kept 31 league clean sheets for Barnsley and yesterday was his 51st successive start.
Wigan have now failed to score in seven of their last ten league games and have won just two of their last 15.
Adam Hammill (for Kent 75)
Tom Bradshaw (for Winnall 87)
Saidy Janko (for Armstrong 90+2)
Nick Townsend, Angus MacDonald, Josh Kay, Ryan Williams.
Sky Bet Championship results:
Friday 18th November 2016:
Brighton 1-1 Aston Villa
Murray 45 Baker 20
Saturday 19th November 2016:
Barnsley 0-0 Wigan
Birmingham 1-0 Bristol City
Blackburn 3-2 Brentford
Graham 15, pen 20 Hogan 1, 30
Dean og 38
Cardiff 3-2 Huddersfield
Morrison 15 Smith 28, Billing 70
Derby 3-0 Rotherham
Fulham 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Malone 90+1 Forestieri 10
Preston 0-0 Wolves
QPR 2-1 Norwich
Washington 21 Naismith 78
Reading 3-0 Burton
Brayford og 77
Ipswich 0-2 Nottingham Forest
Assombalonga 1, 45+1
Sunday 20th November 2016:
Leeds 0-2 Newcastle
Gayle 23, 54
Barnsley lie in 15th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 22 points from 17 games.
We are 5 points outside the Play-Offs, 13 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 18 points off First place and 6 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 20/11/16
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eighteen: Barnsley v Nottingham Forest, Friday 25th November 2016. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.
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