Aston Villa 0-0 Wigan Highlights
Aston Villa missed out on the chance to overtake Chelsea and Liverpool and go second in the Premier League on a frustrating day against resolute Wigan.
First Half Highlights
Second Half Highlights
Villa were lacklustre in a dull first half which saw Wigan’s Maynor Figueroa denied by keeper Brad Friedel.
But the home side upped the pace after the break and bombarded the Wigan goal.
Zat Knight hit the post, Paul Scharner twice cleared off the line and Gabriel Agbonhlaor, Emile Heskey and John Carew were all denied by last-ditch blocks.
The frantic finale seemed unlikely more than an hour into a below-par home display but Villa created enough chances in the last quarter to have won two home matches.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
Wigan Athletic 0-4 Aston Villa
26 October 2008 – Ref: Michael Jones
Villa scorers: Barry 22 pen, Agbonlahor 57, Carew 62, Sidwell 90
Rob Styles (Waterlooville, Hampshire)