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PREMIER LEAGUE: Wigan frustrate Liverpool to force scoreless draw

Wigan Athletic have denied Liverpool the chance to push firmly into the top-five by holding them to a 0-0 draw at DW Stadium.

The Reds had the perfect chance to go ahead in the 50th minute when they were awarded a penalty for handball when Luis Suarez's overhead attempt struck the arm of Gary Caldwell. Charlie Adam's spot-kick was brilliantly saved by a diving Ali Al Habsi, who guessed the right way and forced a strong hand on the Scotland international's shot to make it four out of five penalty misses for the Merseysiders this term.

Al Habsi first came up trumps in the 25th minute when he kept out Dirk Kuyt's left footed attempt on the turn before again producing the goods less than a minute later to deny Glen Johnson with his feet after the right-back had made a strong run into the area.

The 37th minute saw promising talent Victor Moses steal the ball deep in his own half before taking it all the way to the edge of the area only to see his swerving shot punched away by Pepe Reina before the former Crystal Palace man was inches away from forcing in a late winner as the Latics remain in the drop zone, however, their past two performances (1-1 draw with Chelsea on the weekend and this) will surely give them great confidence.

TRIBAL ASKS: Can Wigan push out of the drop zone on the back of these two draws and are Liverpool losing their grip on a potential top-four finish?

Wigan Athletic: 0 Liverpool: 0

DW Stadium, Wigan

Yellow cards:WIG - Gary Caldwell 66' LIV - Glen Johnson 79', Craig Bellamy 90+1'

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Andrew Slevison
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