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Wigan Athletic

  • Boyce 14’

Fulham

  • Dempsey 39’ (pen.)

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  1. Fulham salvage draw

    Fulham salvage draw

    Fulham came from a goal down to claim a hard fought Premier League point in a 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Fulham
    • 90+4 Thus it proves. A hard fought point for either side.
    • 90+2 Scharner throws the ball into the mixer for one last time but it dribbles out of play and that is surely that from the DW.
    • 90+1 Koumas for Scotland.
    • 90' But he hits it straight at the wall and it deflects into the arms of Schwarzer.
    • 90' N'Zogbia ower it...
    • 90' Etuhu needlessly fouls Diame on the edge of the box and Wigan have a chance to win it here.
    • 89' Fulham finishing in the ascendancy.
    • 88' Bramble does well to chest the ball back to Kirkland after Boyce had sliced a searching ball high in his own box.
    • 87' Gera for Nevland.
    • 86' The free-kick was in a dangerous position but the visitors pull a training ground trick that goes horribly wrong. Squaring it Baird, the Northern Ireland international skews his effort handsomely high and wide.
    • 84' Bramble hauls down Nevland and is duly booked.
    • 83' Fulham are still dangerous on the break and Duff stings the palms of Kirkland from distance - the keeper just getting the tips of his finger on that to turn it around the post.
    • 81' Diame, following a quick break, slices his effort wide. Sub Sinclair with an almost immediate impact there.
    • 80' Either side make some subs: Edman is replaced by Sinclair; while Greening makes way for Etuhu.
    • 78' Baird hacks down Thomas and is lucky not to be booked. Rodallega shoots again, but it dips just over the bar. - that would could have crept in.
    • 76' Dempsey could have snatched it there for the away side - some poor defending afforded the American a clear sight of goal but he got under the effort and it sailed high and wide. That would have been harsh on Wigan - they have completely dominated this match.
    • 74' Scotland nearly feeds N'Zogbia but the ball is intercepted - he was in on goal there.
    • 73' Scharner has a header from a corner saved by Schwarzer - surely a man of the match performance.
    • 71' N'Zogbia ends a meandering run with a blistering shot that Schwarzer does well to push away to safety.
    • 69' This one has lost some of its thrust.
    • 68' Kirkland sweeps up at the back for Wigan.
    • 66' Baird sticks out a boot to block a Rodallega goal bound effort.
    • 65' Duff sends over another searching free-kick following some indiscipline in the home defence.
    • 63' Rodallega breaks down the left but his cross is easily cut out.
    • 62' All Wigan here.
    • 61' Fulham clear for a corner that Diame the powers a header on target but straight at Schwarzer.
    • 60' Rodallega breaks but is scythed down in full flight and Wigan have another free-kick in a dangerous area.
    • 58' Rodallega flashes an effort over the bar on the half volley.
    • 57' Scharner stings the palms of Schwarzer from distance.
    • 56' Wigan break and win a corner.
    • 55' Great effort. Kirkland pushes it away from goal but Greening is first to it and the keeper has to beat it away again.
    • 54' Dempsey fires it straight at the wall, but gets the opportunity to take it again as Edman had broken from the wall too early.
    • 52' Bobby Zamora picks up a free-kick from the clumsy Bramble -in a good area.
    • 51' Fulham have a corner but Wigan break and Rodallega has an effort blocked.
    • 49' Wigan move forward but Jon Greening steps in and leads a Fulham break away that fizzles out.
    • 47' Fulham kick us off and are straight on the attack.
    • 46' We're back underway.
    • 45+3 That's it from the DW for the first forty five.
    • 45+2 Fulham finish the half with a flurry of late corners.
    • 45' Goalscorer Boyce remains strong in the face of some serious Fulham aerial bombardment.
    • 44' A goal does indeed make a world of difference - Fulham are really finishing in the ascendancy.
    • 42' Short injury hiatus for Diame.
    • 40' Wigan move forward looking for an immediate riposte, but a little too much urgency sees some errant passing.
    • 39' GOAL. Dempsey picks himself up and completes the formalities - sending Kirkland the wrong way from twelve yards out. Good penalty.
    • 37' Duff stands stands over a free-kick out on the right which causes pandemonium in the Wigan box, so much so that Bramble brings down Dempsey and Dowd points straight at the spot. Penalty.
    • 36' Melchiot gives away a corner with a very unorthodox clearance that almost produced an own goal.
    • 34' Heavy handed Hangeland gives away another free-kick - I think it is about time Phil Dowd dipped into his top pocket.
    • 32' Neither side is dominant at the moment.
    • 31' Rodallega bends the resulting free-kick goalwards but a Fulham head in the wall nicks it over the bar.
    • 30' Greening hacks down Scotland in a dangerous position.
    • 29' Fulham - possibly having recovered from the dreaded post Europa League hangover - begin to stake a claim in this game, but it is more territorial stuff than clear cut goalscoring opportunities.
    • 27' Nevland rises above Bramble to nod a Duff cross just over the bar. Chance.
    • 26' Dempsey draws a free-kick - and some respite for his beleaguered defensive colleagues - from Scharner.
    • 25' Rodallega exchanges passes with strike partner Jason Scotland before testing Schwarzer from just outside the box.
    • 23' Wigan come again down their left hand side - they are getting a lot of joy down there. Roy Hodgson may want to think about a tactical tweak.
    • 21' A couple of heavy challenges flying in, now.
    • 20' Fulham get a hold of the ball, but when Pantsil goes long with a cross field ball Newland is offside again.
    • 18' Wigan, having been horribly inconsistent this season, are dictating this one. And they have another corner.
    • 16' Schwarzer psuhes an N'Zogbia effort onto the bar. Fulham are all at sea.
    • 14' Fulham fail to properly clear a corner and when Edman returns the ball deep at the back post Scharner knocks it into the path of Emerson Boyce, who makes no mistake from close range.
    • 13' Wigan now have a chance. Diame collects a loose ball but fires straight at Schwarzer
    • 12' Nevland, having beaten the offside trap, loops a header over a stuck fast Kirkland that seems destined for the back of the net, but it comes back of the post. Nice ball from Zamora.
    • 11' Nevland strays a second too early.
    • 10' Bramble finally goes long but the ball comes straight back.
    • 9' Martinez's men have a long period of possession along their back four, but a defiant Fulham will not be drawn out and are happy to let their hosts have the ball.
    • 8' Rodallega glances a gilt edged chance wide. He rose unopposed at the back post but got his timing all wrong and the header was a poor one.
    • 6' Wigan have very quickly settled, found their feet and have their visitors pinned back.
    • 5' Wigan string together a couple of decent passes that culminate in a blocked shot for Rodallega.
    • 3' Scrappy, long ball orientated start to this one - hopefully it will settle down.
    • 2' Mark Schwarzer goes long in an attempt to test a recently porous Wigan back line, but Bramble gets his head to it.
    • 1' And we're underway at the DW Stadium.
    • - We're ten minutes from kick-off at the DW and the atmosphere is building nicely.
    • - While Fulham are still without key duo Danny Murphy and Andrew Johnson - both missed Thursday's defeat in Rome - leaving this season's top scorer with five goals, Bobby Zamora, to lead the line with Erik Nevland.
    • - Despite last week's handsome beating, Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has resisted the urge to ring the changes but does welcome back Erik Edman after a bout concussion. Maynor Figueroa is still sidelined with a knee injury.
    • - Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire).
    • - Fulham team: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Dempsey, Baird, Greening, Duff, Zamora, Nevland; Subs: Zuberbuhler, Kelly, Gera, Riise, Etuhu, Smalling, Dikgacoi.
    • - Wigan team: Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Edman, N'Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega, Scotland; Subs: Pollitt, Amaya, Cho, Gomez, Sinclair, Koumas, De Ridder.
    • - However, Wigan have the worst record of any Premier League club against opposition from the bottom half of the table and come into this game on the back of a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Premier League bottom team Portsmouth.
    • - In fact, Fulham last tasted victory in Greater Manchester seventeen years ago in 1992, when they prevailed 3-1.
    • - Wigan have never lost to Fulham at home in the Premier League, but will look to improve on their record of one win and three draws from their four previous meetings.
    • - Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Premier League clash between Wigan and Fulham from the DW Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 76' Dempsey could have snatched it there for the away side - some poor defending afforded the American a clear sight of goal but he got under the effort and it sailed high and wide. That would have been harsh on Wigan - they have completely dominated this match.
    • 73' Scharner has a header from a corner saved by Schwarzer - surely a man of the match performance.
    • 71' N'Zogbia ends a meandering run with a blistering shot that Schwarzer does well to push away to safety.
    • 61' Fulham clear for a corner that Diame the powers a header on target but straight at Schwarzer.
    • 55' Great effort. Kirkland pushes it away from goal but Greening is first to it and the keeper has to beat it away again.
    • 39' GOAL. Dempsey picks himself up and completes the formalities - sending Kirkland the wrong way from twelve yards out. Good penalty.
    • 31' Rodallega bends the resulting free-kick goalwards but a Fulham head in the wall nicks it over the bar.
    • 14' Fulham fail to properly clear a corner and when Edman returns the ball deep at the back post Scharner knocks it into the path of Emerson Boyce, who makes no mistake from close range.
    • 13' Wigan now have a chance. Diame collects a loose ball but fires straight at Schwarzer
    • 12' Nevland, having beaten the offside trap, loops a header over a stuck fast Kirkland that seems destined for the back of the net, but it comes back of the post. Nice ball from Zamora.
    • 8' Rodallega glances a gilt edged chance wide. He rose unopposed at the back post but got his timing all wrong and the header was a poor one.
    • 5' Wigan string together a couple of decent passes that culminate in a blocked shot for Rodallega.
    • - Fulham team: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Dempsey, Baird, Greening, Duff, Zamora, Nevland; Subs: Zuberbuhler, Kelly, Gera, Riise, Etuhu, Smalling, Dikgacoi.
    • - Wigan team: Kirkland, Melchiot, Boyce, Bramble, Edman, N'Zogbia, Thomas, Scharner, Diame, Rodallega, Scotland; Subs: Pollitt, Amaya, Cho, Gomez, Sinclair, Koumas, De Ridder.
    • - Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Premier League clash between Wigan and Fulham from the DW Stadium.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • C. Kirkland
      • M. Melchiot
      • E. Boyce Goal
      • T. Bramble Yellow Card
      • E. Edman Yellow Card Substitution Out (78′)
      • H. Thomas
      • M. Diamé
      • C. N'Zogbia
      • P. Scharner
      • H. Rodallega
      • J. Scotland Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • J. Koumas Substitution In90′
      • S. Sinclair Substitution In78′
      • M. Pollitt
      • D. de Ridder
      • J. Gómez
      • W. Cho
      • Amaya
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • J. Pantsil
      • B. Hangeland
      • A. Hughes
      • P. Konchesky
      • J. Greening Substitution Out (79′)
      • C. Baird
      • D. Duff
      • C. Dempsey Goal
      • B. Zamora
      • E. Nevland Substitution Out (85′)

      Subs

      • P. Zuberbühler
      • Z. Gera Substitution In85′
      • S. Kelly
      • B. Riise
      • K. Dikgacoi
      • C. Smalling
      • D. Etuhu Substitution In79′ Yellow Card
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