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2017/18 English League One, Regular Season

Wigan hold onto top spot despite Rotherham stalemate

Wigan remained top of Sky Bet League One but were forced to settle for a goalless draw at home to fourth-placed Rotherham.
Rotherham almost took the lead inside 30 seconds when a Jon Taylor cross found its way to Michael Smith, whose goalbound effort was blocked at point-blank range by Chey Dunkley.
Ryan Williams wasted another decent chance for Rotherham, firing straight at Christian Walton.
Wigan's first opportunity fell to Will Grigg, but the striker was thwarted by visiting goalkeeper Marek Rodak.
An even better chance fell Grigg's way shortly after, but he headed wastefully wide from 10 yards after great work from Nathan Byrne.
Wigan were forced into a change at the interval when the out-of-sorts Nick Powell - a big injury doubt in the lead-up - was replaced by Gary Roberts, who quickly became his side's man most likely to create something.
But Rotherham remained a threat on the counter, and Williams thought he had opened the scoring when he cut in off the left flank and unleashed a stinging strike from distance that missed the top corner by half a yard.
Michael Jacobs stabbed over from a good position for Wigan, but neither side were able to find a breakthrough.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Ipswich Town 15 +15 33
2 Wycombe Wanderers 16 +11 33
3 Coventry City 17 +3 29
4 Peterborough United 17 +16 28
5 Blackpool 17 +5 28
6 Rotherham United 16 +12 27
7 Oxford United 16 +14 26
8 Fleetwood Town 15 +8 26
9 Sunderland 15 +6 25
10 Bristol Rovers 16 0 25
11 Shrewsbury Town 16 -2 24
12 Doncaster Rovers 14 +8 23
13 Portsmouth 15 +4 21
14 Gillingham 17 +1 21
15 Burton Albion 14 +3 20
16 Rochdale 18 -9 19
17 Lincoln City 17 -4 18
18 Tranmere Rovers 15 -8 16
19 Accrington Stanley 17 -10 15
20 AFC Wimbledon 17 -8 13
21 Milton Keynes Dons 17 -13 13
22 Southend United 17 -31 5
23 Bolton Wanderers 14 -21 1