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Sunday April 4, 2010 Day 33 Finished Craven Cottage

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Fulham

  • Okaka Chuka 47’
  • Hangeland 58’

Wigan Athletic

  • Scotland 34’

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  1. Fulham deepen Wigan woe

    Fulham deepen Wigan woe

    Fulham plunged Wigan Athletic deep into relegation trouble after coming back to win 2-1 at Craven Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Wigan Athletic
    • - FULL TIME: FULHAM 2 (Okaka, Hangeland) WIGAN 1 (Scotland)
    • 90+4' PEEEEEEEEEEP!!!PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!! PEEEEEEEEEEP!!! It's all over. Fulham come from behind to grab a win that will see them safe in the Premier League but will have Wigan peering over their shoulders towards the bottom three.
    • 90+3' Fulham clear their lines. Kirkland dumps it forward...
    • 90+2' Figueroa finds Sinclair wide on the right...he crosses..cleared for a throw...cleared and Fulham break...Dempsey breaks into the box and Bramble slides in with the tackle. Just.
    • 90' ...it's cleared and Diame volleys wide.
    • 90' Wigan get a free-kick inside the Fulham half...
    • 90' Four minutes of added time...
    • 89' Fulham look to play keep ball again...but McCarthy gets it back...Duff intercepts and Schwarzer clears...
    • 88' Wigan pour forward...
    • 87' SUBS FOR FULHAM: Baird replaces Murphy. Nevland replaces Okaka.
    • 86' Duff crosses...Wigan clear...back with Hangeland...but Wigan have a throw...
    • 84' SUBS FOR WIGAN: Sinclair replaces Moreno. Watson replaces N'Zogbia.
    • 84' CAUTION FOR OKAKA.
    • 83' Scharner strides forward...to Bramble...N'Zogbia on the left...inside to Diame...to Figueroa. Who is fouled.
    • 82' Fulham are starting to play keep ball. Too early? They get a throw on the left
    • 80' Bramble is robbed on halfway...but Wigan get it back...out for a Fulham throw inside their half on the left...Moses bundles forward but runs the ball out.
    • 79' ...Dempsey looks for Okaka but Bramble muscles him off it...Scharner pumps it forward but Schwarzer claims an easy catch.
    • 78' Scharner launches it forward...Diama to Moses...wide to Melchiot...back to Bramble...Moses flicks it forward and Hughes clears for a throw.
    • 77' Time running out for Wigan...
    • 75' Fulham again press down the right...but Wigan clear...McCarthy brings it out...Fulham get it back...and Wigan start to push forward...they need a point...at least.
    • 74' Moreno spanks a volley over from 25 yards...it would have been wonderful. Instead it was horrid.
    • 73' But Fulham get a free-kick after Gera is fouled by Melchiot on the left touchline...Murphy takes and Kirkland punches away...and is fouled.
    • 73' ...it's cleared.
    • 71' Duff on the right...Figueroa comes over to clear for a throw... to Murphy...Davies crosses from the right...Melchiot clears for a corner...it's short...Duff crossess...cleared....Dempsey fires in a cross...another corner...
    • 70' ...Moses gets the header but puts it over. Good chance.
    • 69' Moses is fouled on the right wing...oppposite the penalty area...free-kick to Wigan...N'Zogbia takes...Hughes is forced to hack it behind...corner to Wigan...
    • 68' Wigan have stopped playing the ball on the deck. And they're suffering for it. They need to get Diame back on the ball.
    • 67' How's this for a stat? The last time this fixture produced three goals in a league fixture was in the fourth tier of English football. Impressive eh?
    • 66' Murphy is starting to get a grip in midfield. But Wigan still come forward. Rodallega flicks it wide towards Moses but the youngster can't keep it in.
    • 64' Moses is playing in the centre...but he's going to need the ball. Rodallega is a threat but Moreno is drifting out of the game. Martinez needs to change it and fast.
    • 62' Figueroa is cautioned. The defender trips Duff.
    • 61' What can Victor Moses do for Wigan? They need a lift and quickly.
    • 59' SUB FOR WIGAN: Moses replaces Scotland
    • 59' Fulham are running riot.
    • 57' GOAL FLASH: FULHAM 2 (Hangeland) WIGAN 1
    • 56' GOAL FOR FULHAM!!!!..Dempsey gets into the left edge of the box...goes to cross but it's behind for a corner....Davies takes...Hangeland rises highest and his header beats Kirkland and bounces in off the post.
    • 54' Okaka forces a throw on the Fulham right...Davies to take...Duff crosses right-footed and gets a corner...Duff takes...cleared...back to Duff...to Davies...inside to Gera...cushions it for Duff who shoots but Kirkland gets down to save.
    • 53' Okaka's a real handful. But Wigan still look to go forward. Moreno gets into the box but he's offside.
    • 50' Okaka breaks but Bramble stops him. And it appears Okaka has tweaked his ankle...Wigan go forward...Rodallega gets free 25 yards out and shoots. Schwarzer saves low to his left but it wasn't easy.
    • 49' Gera returns. He appears to be OK.
    • 48' What a start to the half....but what's this? Gera is receiving treatment to his nose.
    • 46' GOAL FLASH: FULHAM 1 (Okaka) WIGAN 1
    • 46' GOAL FOR FULHAM!!!!! Okaka scores with his first touch!!! Gera robbed Paul Scharner on the right edge of the box. He gets to the goal line and fires his cross towards the near post. Okaka got in front of Bramble to flick the ball over Kirkland. Lovely finish.
    • 46' Wigan get the second half off and running.
    • 46' SUB FOR FULHAM: Okaka replaces Elm.
    • - HALF TIME: FULHAM 0 WIGAN 1 (Scotland 33)
    • 45+2' That's half-time. A good half. Wigan started the brighter but Fulham got back into the game and began to control it. Jason Scotland's first Premier League goal changed all that and we have a great second half in store.
    • 45+2' Fulham force a corner after Dempsey got above Scharner...Duff takes it...it's cleared...
    • 45+2' Wigan playing out time...
    • 45' Two minutes added time...
    • 44' Wigna throw on the left...back to Scharner. His ball forward goes behind for a goal kick.
    • 41' ANOTHER PENALTY SHOUT FOR FULHAM!! First up Duff's cross from the right gets deflected and Kirkland palms it away. Dempsey gets onto it and turns away from Melchiot and goes down. Again the ref says 'No'.
    • 40' Wigan playing with a lot more confidence...but Fulham come forward...Davies into the box but Melchiot heads back to Kirkland.
    • 38' Just seen the Fulham dugout. Roy Hodgson, after Scotland scored, kicked a massive lump out of his chair. It's ruined.
    • 36' Fulham are not happy. Dempsey and Gera are having words with each other....Gera is fouled just inside the Wigan half...cleared...Elm gets onto it....shoots left-footed for the far corner from 20 yards but it's wide. Better though.
    • 35' Wigan free-kick after Hangeland bodychecks Moreno...cleared...
    • 33' GOAL FLASH: FULHAM 0 WIGAN 1 (Scotland)
    • 33' GOAL FOR WIGAN!!!!Scotland to Moreno...wide to Figueroa...inside to McCarthy...wide on the right to Melchiot...he crosses and Moreno heads down to Jason Scotland who strikes it left-footed and beats Schwarzer at his near post from 12 yards. That's his first goal in 29 Premier League games.
    • 30' OFF THE LINE FROM WIGAN!!! Schwarzer comes for a free-kick...makes a hash of it and Scharner loops it up and over the keeper but Hangeland clears...only as far as Figueroa who, from about 40 yards, pings it back in and Schwarzer is forced to tip it over.
    • 29' Figueroa is caught by Gera and it holding his left leg. On comes the physio...
    • 27' Moreno shoots from distance...deflected and Wigan have a corner on the left...Scharner meets it but heads it over...
    • 26' Wigan break with Rodallega but loses out to Hangeland...Scharner lumps it forward and Hangeland clears for a throw on the right, level with the penalty area...Diame gets into the box but Fulham clear.
    • 25' Hughes tries to control a long forward and the defender slips on his right ankle. He doesn't look happy but is plodding on.
    • 23' More good possession from Wigan...but Fulham have a good defensive unit...Duff get a free-kick out on the right wing just inside the Wigan half...Duff to take...cleared...back to Duff...but his ball forward comes to nothing.
    • 20' Really good opening 20 minutes...Wigan haven't threatened much since the start...Fulham look more dangerous but Wigan have Moreno and N'Zogbia - always a threat.
    • 18' Just seen a replay of the penalty incident and Gera simply kicks the ground and takes a huge divot out of the pitch. No penalty. Not sure why Gera appealed. Maybe out of embarassment?
    • 17' PENALTY SHOUT FOR FULHAM!! Gera takes a tumble in the box under the challange from Diame. The ref has a good look, puts his arm behind his back and says 'No'.
    • 16' Fulham are beginning to click. Diame in the Wigan midfield is starting to work overtime in breaking up Fulham attacks. Gera and Dempsey are coming deep for the ball leaving Bramble and Scharner unsure whether to go with them or not.
    • 15' The sun is back....what's next? Snow?
    • 14' GREAT CHANCE FOR FULHAM!!! Gera and Dempsey combine to release Elm on the edge of the box. He takes a touch and shoots but it's straight at Kirkland who saves.
    • 11' CAUTION FOR SCHARNER. The Wigan defender is too clever and tries to turn Elm. He makes a hash of it and is forced to foul Elm by pulling him back.
    • 10' Melchiot is wide on the right. His cross misses everyone. Rodallega gets it and turns inside the box. He flings a cross from the left but it's easy for Schwarzer.
    • 9' Gera drops deep...turns and looks to release Duff on the right but it's too long.
    • 8' Wigan have started the brighter. Fulham are struggling, especially in midfield. Murphy and Etuhu don't seem to know who to mark.
    • 7' And I mentioned lovely sunshine over Craven Cottage...well, it's raining. Hard. Seriously, people are moving from seats at the front to get under cover. It's hideous.
    • 6' Free-kick for Wigan on the left...Figueroa to take it...but it sails out of play. Wasted.
    • 4' It's got scrappy but Figueroa again finds space on the left and fires a cross-cum-shot. Davies releases Duff down the right. He turns, crosses and Gera flings himself at the diving header but it's straight at Kirkland. Good chance.
    • 2' Figueroa tricks his way forward but is stopped by Hangeland. Good start from the visitors.
    • 1' Early touch for Kirkland. He clears long downfield and Wigan get a throw on the left...early pressure from Wigan. Duff brings it away for Fulham.
    • 1' Fulham get us under way, kicking right to left.
    • - Both sides enter the pitch. This is Fulham's 53rd game of the season. Yep, you heard me right - 53rd. Fulham are in their usual white shirts, black shorts with white socks. Wigan are standing out in bright orange shirts, black shorts and bright orange socks...kick-off is next....
    • - Nearly time for kick-off and Craven Cottage is bathed in sunshine. After the dramatic boat race that took place on the Thames just behind the ground let's hope for more drama this afternoon.
    • - Fulham will look to cement their place in mid-table today. The Cottagers have two games in hand on the majority of their close rivals. Wigan need points...any points. They sit four points above the drop and could still be involved in a relegation scrap.
    • - Ooohhh, no Bobby Zamora for Fulham as David Elm gets his spot up front. I wonder what West Ham will make of that eh? The good news for Wigan is Chris Kirkland has shaken off a virus and starts in goal.
    • - Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
    • - Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Bramble, Scharner, Figueroa, McCarthy, Moreno, Diame, N'Zogbia, Rodallega, Scotland Subs: Stojkovic, Gohouri, Amaya, Watson, Moses, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Fulham: Schwarzer, Davies, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Duff, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Gera, Elm Subs: Zuberbuhler, Baird, Shorey, Okaka, Nevland, Smalling, Greening
    • - Team news to follow...
  • Summary

    • - FULL TIME: FULHAM 2 (Okaka, Hangeland) WIGAN 1 (Scotland)
    • 67' How's this for a stat? The last time this fixture produced three goals in a league fixture was in the fourth tier of English football. Impressive eh?
    • 56' GOAL FOR FULHAM!!!!..Dempsey gets into the left edge of the box...goes to cross but it's behind for a corner....Davies takes...Hangeland rises highest and his header beats Kirkland and bounces in off the post.
    • 46' GOAL FOR FULHAM!!!!! Okaka scores with his first touch!!! Gera robbed Paul Scharner on the right edge of the box. He gets to the goal line and fires his cross towards the near post. Okaka got in front of Bramble to flick the ball over Kirkland. Lovely finish.
    • - HALF TIME: FULHAM 0 WIGAN 1 (Scotland 33)
    • 41' ANOTHER PENALTY SHOUT FOR FULHAM!! First up Duff's cross from the right gets deflected and Kirkland palms it away. Dempsey gets onto it and turns away from Melchiot and goes down. Again the ref says 'No'.
    • 36' Fulham are not happy. Dempsey and Gera are having words with each other....Gera is fouled just inside the Wigan half...cleared...Elm gets onto it....shoots left-footed for the far corner from 20 yards but it's wide. Better though.
    • 33' GOAL FLASH: FULHAM 0 WIGAN 1 (Scotland)
    • 33' GOAL FOR WIGAN!!!!Scotland to Moreno...wide to Figueroa...inside to McCarthy...wide on the right to Melchiot...he crosses and Moreno heads down to Jason Scotland who strikes it left-footed and beats Schwarzer at his near post from 12 yards. That's his first goal in 29 Premier League games.
    • 30' OFF THE LINE FROM WIGAN!!! Schwarzer comes for a free-kick...makes a hash of it and Scharner loops it up and over the keeper but Hangeland clears...only as far as Figueroa who, from about 40 yards, pings it back in and Schwarzer is forced to tip it over.
    • 27' Moreno shoots from distance...deflected and Wigan have a corner on the left...Scharner meets it but heads it over...
    • 18' Just seen a replay of the penalty incident and Gera simply kicks the ground and takes a huge divot out of the pitch. No penalty. Not sure why Gera appealed. Maybe out of embarassment?
    • 17' PENALTY SHOUT FOR FULHAM!! Gera takes a tumble in the box under the challange from Diame. The ref has a good look, puts his arm behind his back and says 'No'.
    • - Both sides enter the pitch. This is Fulham's 53rd game of the season. Yep, you heard me right - 53rd. Fulham are in their usual white shirts, black shorts with white socks. Wigan are standing out in bright orange shirts, black shorts and bright orange socks...kick-off is next....
    • - Nearly time for kick-off and Craven Cottage is bathed in sunshine. After the dramatic boat race that took place on the Thames just behind the ground let's hope for more drama this afternoon.
    • - Fulham will look to cement their place in mid-table today. The Cottagers have two games in hand on the majority of their close rivals. Wigan need points...any points. They sit four points above the drop and could still be involved in a relegation scrap.
    • - Ooohhh, no Bobby Zamora for Fulham as David Elm gets his spot up front. I wonder what West Ham will make of that eh? The good news for Wigan is Chris Kirkland has shaken off a virus and starts in goal.
    • - Referee: Mark Clattenburg (Tyne & Wear)
    • - Wigan: Kirkland, Melchiot, Bramble, Scharner, Figueroa, McCarthy, Moreno, Diame, N'Zogbia, Rodallega, Scotland Subs: Stojkovic, Gohouri, Amaya, Watson, Moses, Gomez, Sinclair
    • - Fulham: Schwarzer, Davies, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Duff, Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Gera, Elm Subs: Zuberbuhler, Baird, Shorey, Okaka, Nevland, Smalling, Greening
    • - Team news to follow...

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  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • S. Davies
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland Goal
      • P. Konchesky
      • D. Murphy Substitution Out (88′)
      • D. Etuhu
      • D. Duff
      • C. Dempsey
      • Z. Gera
      • D. Elm Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • P. Zuberbühler
      • J. Greening
      • N. Shorey
      • E. Nevland Substitution In88′
      • C. Baird Substitution In88′
      • C. Smalling
      • S. Okaka Chuka Substitution In45′ Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out88′
    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • M. Melchiot
      • P. Scharner Yellow Card
      • T. Bramble
      • M. Figueroa Yellow Card
      • C. N'Zogbia Substitution Out (86′)
      • J. McCarthy
      • M. Diamé
      • M. Moreno Substitution Out (85′)
      • H. Rodallega
      • J. Scotland Goal Substitution Out (61′)

      Subs

      • S. Sinclair Substitution In85′
      • V. Stojkovic
      • J. Gómez
      • S. Gohouri
      • V. Moses Substitution In61′
      • Amaya
      • B. Watson Substitution In86′
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