Saturday January 15, 2011 Day 23 Finished DW Stadium

Wigan Athletic 1 - 1 Fulham

  • Rodallega 57’
  • Johnson 86’

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  1. Johnson earns Fulham point

    Johnson earns Fulham point

    Andrew Johnson scored his first Premier League goal in nearly two years to earn Fulham a 1-1 draw against Wigan at the DW Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Wigan Athletic
    • Fulham
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • FT And there is the final whistle - Johnson's first goal in nearly two years earns Fulham a point. Probably a fair result in the end.
    • 90+2 Di Santo - who came on for Watson has been booked for dissent
    • 90+1 We will have four extra minutes - still time for a winner.
    • 90' For a moment it looks like Rodallega is going to be clean through but he handles and is booked.
    • 89' Hangeland gets up hig from a corner but heads wide of the target. Much better second half this.
    • 88' Still Fulham doing the pressing - they think they can win this.
    • 86' BUT FULHAM ARE LEVEL!!!! Andy Johnson with his first goal in a long, long time. Great work by Dempsey to feed him just at the edge of the box – he moves inside the box – fires a shot towards goal that takes a deflection – Al-Habsi makes a great attempt to save but the ball trickles in.
    • 85' N'Zogbia has been the best player on the pitch today and he has just led another Wigan counter which has given them a rest.
    • 83' Wigan have looked dangerous on the break all day but they are dropping deeper and depper now.
    • 81' Fulham have played some good stuff since going behind but they are running out of time now.
    • 80' Dempsey now falls over the box and is screaming for a penalty. Again the referee makes the right decision. Fulham feeling hard done but they really have no reason to.
    • 78' Just seen the replay and Dempsey control the ball with his hand before firing into the net. The right decision - which was actually made by the linesman – a good spot from him.
    • 77' Dempsey has the ball in the net but it has been disallowed…the Fulham players are furious – not sure why they have disallowed it.
    • 76' Andrew Johnson on for Simon Davies for Fulham.
    • 75' Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is in the stands watching. Liverpool play Fulham later this month.
    • 74' Fulham have got nothing going with their corners today though and it is the same again here.
    • 73' Alcaraz's clearance hits off the back of Hendry Thomas and out for a Fulham corner!
    • 72' McArthur on for Stam for Wigan
    • 71' Great point blank save from Stockdale – he push a Rodallega close range effort onto the post after the ball fell kindly to the Colombian striker.
    • 70' Damien Duff goes down in the box under the challenge of Alcaraz - looked like a fair challenge though.
    • 69' Dembele starting to cause some problems – he has just won a free-kick down the right – that free drops to Davies at the back post but he can't control the direction of his shot.
    • 68' Great break from Wigan – N'Zogbia and Rodallega with a quick on-two and then the Frenchman is away – he puts in a great cross back for the striker but he gets his volley from close range all wrong.
    • 66' Baird and Davies link up well down the left – Davies puts in a low cross and Dempsey gets his foot on it from close range. Al-Habsi gets down quickly though to make a smart save.
    • 65' Lovely skill from Dembele to skip past his man but then a heavy touch sees the chance go.
    • 64' Dempsey goes down after a challenge with Diame in the box. He wins a corner although he half-heartedly appealed for penalty.
    • 63' Steve Sidwell warming up - will he make his Fulham debut?
    • 62' Nothing comes from the corner though.
    • 61' Wigan win a corner after an awful long back pass from near half-way. Didn't see who actually made the pass.
    • 60' Fulham have reacted well to going behind and have had a few moments already.
    • 59' Fulham react by bringing on Dembele for Kamara - the Belgian is just back from injury.
    • 58' WIGAN HAVE THE LEAD!!! It was just a long ball from the back that Aaron Hughes let drop over his head….Rodallega then outsprinted him to the ball and put a lovely little lob over Stockdale. Really nice finish.
    • 57' Rodallega does well to get a shot on target inside the box despite being well defended by Hughes – straight at Stockdale though.
    • 56' N'Zogbia skips by a few players but is finally crowded out.
    • 55' Figueroa with a great sliding tackle inside the box on Kamara - any mistake and it would have been a pen.
    • 54' Danny Murphy not noted for his tackling but he has just broken up an attack with a good sliding challenge.
    • 53' Little signs that Wigan are beginning to perk up.
    • 52' Wasteful pass from Stam who is usually good on the ball. Wigan really missing the quality of a Tom Cleverley or a James McCarthy in midfield. Jodri Gomez on the bench might be the answer.
    • 50' Figueroa booked for a bad foul on Duff. Third booking of the match but the first one that was actually deserved.
    • 49' Danny Murphy is always showing for the ball looking to get Fulham's passing going in the midfield.
    • 48' Sorry about the spam on the comments guys - it is a constant battle. Rest assured though all your proper comments are being read - keep them coming - let's get through this match together.
    • 47' Dempsey gets another shot away but it is wide and again lacking in quality.
    • 47' Chris comments: "Both teams had close misses but once again it's looking­ like the ball is not gonna go in the net no matter how­ many times shots are taken 0 yawn 0 again." - I would be feeling pretty smug if I had a bet on the 0-0 Chris let's just say that.
    • 46' Back underway - no changes - let's hope for a better second half.
    • HT And there is the half-time whistle. Go grab yourselves a cup of tea although you might prefer something stronger if you are joining me for the second half of this doozy.
    • 45+2 Alcaraz booked for a foul on Dempsey. Again it looked harsh. You get the feeling that the referee is just bored and looking for something to do.
    • 45+1 Etuhu breaks up a Wigan – attack – not the first time he has done that today.
    • 45' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 44' Diame with a shot that had so little power on it that Stockdale could have read War and Peace by the time it got to him.
    • 43' Dempsey has had the ball in the net but he just played on after being flagged offside. It seems like he was the only one in the ground who didn't know he was off.
    • 41' I'm really reaching for things to tell you but it is pretty turgid, boring stuff at the moment.
    • 39' Nice hold up play from Kamara sets up a Fulham attack – but it finally ends when Duff screws a long range effort well over the bar.
    • 37' Wigan have stopped Fulham's little run of pressure. Not really one for the purists this match.
    • 36' Kamara gets his head on a corner but the ball was behind him and he cannot find the target.
    • 35' Good spell this from Fulham – Wigan doing all the defending at the moment.
    • 33' Duff dinks in a nice cross but there is nobody there to take advantage – the game is starting to open up a bit.
    • 32' GREAT CHANCE FULHAM! - Duff breaks the offside trap and is fed by Dempsey – he is clear through on goal and only has the Al-Habsi to beat but the Bolton owned man saves with his legs. Duff could have checked it across to Kamara if he wanted too.
    • 31' Figueroa is okay - Wigan fans are upset because they felt they should have a free when the decision went the other way. Looked like they just came together to me.
    • 29' Figueroa need treatment after banging into Dempsey
    • 28' Stockdale comes out to gather a high ball into the box and makes a mess of it. He is lucky to get away with it though.
    • 27' OFF THE POST FROM RODALLEGA!!! Great counter by Wigan led by a bursting run from Stam – he put in a fine cross into the box and Rodallega the put a bullet header off the post. N'Zogbia then saw a shot blocked from the rebound.
    • 25' We have our first yellow card. Pantsil for what looked like nothing more than a trip on N'Zogbia – harsh decision.
    • 23' Fulham with their second corner but again it comes to nothing.
    • 23' Figueroa dinks a ball into the box but again it just runs safely into the hands of Stockdale.
    • 22' No bookings yet today - Fulham have earned fewer cards, 23 yellow and no reds, than any other team in the Premier League this season (Opta)
    • 20' The ball looks like it going to fall nicely for Dempsey on the edge of the area but he just can't get it under control and then Davies has his shocked blocked when Dempsey finally released him.
    • 19' Duff cuts in from the right and tries a low left foot shot. Wide of the target though and Al-Habsi looked to have it covered in any event.
    • 18' Not going to lie you to kids…I've seen better games than this so far this season.
    • 17' Fulham scored from two corners the last time out against West Brom but Wigan look a much bigger side and they defend it well.
    • 16' Pantsil with a decent long cross into the box. Wigan head it behind for the first corner of the game.
    • 15' Fulham work a free short so Baird can try his luck from 40-yards again. Awful effort this time though. High, wide and...well just not very good.
    • 14' Duff has a cross easily defended but at least Fulham have moved up the right end of the pitch.
    • 13' Stockdale is able to let a cross go out for a goal-kick - Fulham need to try and get going though.
    • 12' Fulham having to do some defending now as Wigan enjoy a spell of pressure.
    • 11' Fulham’s 2-0 victory at Stoke on December 28 is their only win in 28 Premier League games away from Craven Cottage. So they don't exactly shine on their travels.
    • 10' Cross from Figueroa into the box finds Rodallega who fires a half volley wide of the target. Pantsil went down in the build-up which allowed Wigan find some space down the eft.
    • 8' Chris Baird scored two crackers against Stoke recently. He has just fired another long range effort from distance on target. Just not enough pace on this one and Al-Habsi gets down in plenty of time to save.
    • 7' Awful pass from Gohouri to N'Zogbia sums up the early play.
    • 7' Long ball over the top from Murphy can't find Kamara who was offside in any event.
    • 6' Let's just say that there is not exactly a full house at the DW Stadium today. Plenty of empty seats.
    • 5' Still waiting for this one to settle down . Wigan had the better of the early moments but Fulham starting to string a few passes together.
    • 4' Diame is lined for a shot on the edge of the area but instead he falls on his arse…embarrassing moment for the Frenchman.
    • 3' Watson slips a ball in behind the defence but Rodallega was just offside.
    • 2' Hangleland has already clattered into Rodallega – these two teams like to play football but physicality could be key.
    • 1' And Fulham get us underway.
    • 14:58 Players out - Fulham wearing their third strip of mustard green.
    • 14:55 The referee for today's game is Anthony Taylor.
    • 14:50 Franco Di Santo returns to the bench for Wigan Atheltic as Charles N'Zogbia is back after completing a three-match suspension. New Fulham signing Steve Sidwell has to settle for a place on the bench.
    • 14:45 When the sides met back in October a Clint Dempsey brace gave Fulham a deserved 2-0. Dempsey fires Fulham to victory
    • 14:40 Fulham have a good record against Wigan. Wigan have only won two of the 11 Premier League meetings between the sides, losing four and drawing five.
    • 14:35 Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gary Caldwell, Alcaraz, Gohouri, Watson, N'Zogbia, Thomas, Diame, Figueroa, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Steven Caldwell, Gomez, McArthur, Boyce, McManaman /// Fulham: Stockdale, Pantsil, Hangeland, Baird, Hughes, Davies, Etuhu, Murphy, Duff, Dempsey, Kamara. Subs Subs: Etheridge, Salcido, Sidwell, Andrew Johnson, Gera, Greening, Dembele
    • 14:30 Wigan boss Roberto Martinez is looking for an energised performance from his team against Fulham this weekend to make up for the flat display they put in at Craven Cottage earlier in the season.
    • 14:25 Mark Hughes has boldly declared Fulham's slump over as he looks to mastermind a fourth win in five games Hughes: We're in good shape
    • 14:20 Wigan are second from bottom at the moment but can jump ahead of Fulham (who are 14th) in the table with a win today. Premier League table
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Fulham at the DW Stadium.
  • Summary

    • 89' Hangeland gets up hig from a corner but heads wide of the target. Much better second half this.
    • 86' BUT FULHAM ARE LEVEL!!!! Andy Johnson with his first goal in a long, long time. Great work by Dempsey to feed him just at the edge of the box – he moves inside the box – fires a shot towards goal that takes a deflection – Al-Habsi makes a great attempt to save but the ball trickles in.
    • 77' Dempsey has the ball in the net but it has been disallowed…the Fulham players are furious – not sure why they have disallowed it.
    • 72' McArthur on for Stam for Wigan
    • 71' Great point blank save from Stockdale – he push a Rodallega close range effort onto the post after the ball fell kindly to the Colombian striker.
    • 68' Great break from Wigan – N'Zogbia and Rodallega with a quick on-two and then the Frenchman is away – he puts in a great cross back for the striker but he gets his volley from close range all wrong.
    • 66' Baird and Davies link up well down the left – Davies puts in a low cross and Dempsey gets his foot on it from close range. Al-Habsi gets down quickly though to make a smart save.
    • 58' WIGAN HAVE THE LEAD!!! It was just a long ball from the back that Aaron Hughes let drop over his head….Rodallega then outsprinted him to the ball and put a lovely little lob over Stockdale. Really nice finish.
    • 57' Rodallega does well to get a shot on target inside the box despite being well defended by Hughes – straight at Stockdale though.
    • 32' GREAT CHANCE FULHAM! - Duff breaks the offside trap and is fed by Dempsey – he is clear through on goal and only has the Al-Habsi to beat but the Bolton owned man saves with his legs. Duff could have checked it across to Kamara if he wanted too.
    • 27' OFF THE POST FROM RODALLEGA!!! Great counter by Wigan led by a bursting run from Stam – he put in a fine cross into the box and Rodallega the put a bullet header off the post. N'Zogbia then saw a shot blocked from the rebound.
    • 10' Cross from Figueroa into the box finds Rodallega who fires a half volley wide of the target. Pantsil went down in the build-up which allowed Wigan find some space down the eft.
    • 8' Chris Baird scored two crackers against Stoke recently. He has just fired another long range effort from distance on target. Just not enough pace on this one and Al-Habsi gets down in plenty of time to save.
    • 14:35 Wigan: Al Habsi, Stam, Gary Caldwell, Alcaraz, Gohouri, Watson, N'Zogbia, Thomas, Diame, Figueroa, Rodallega. Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Steven Caldwell, Gomez, McArthur, Boyce, McManaman /// Fulham: Stockdale, Pantsil, Hangeland, Baird, Hughes, Davies, Etuhu, Murphy, Duff, Dempsey, Kamara. Subs Subs: Etheridge, Salcido, Sidwell, Andrew Johnson, Gera, Greening, Dembele

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Al Habsi
      • S. Gohouri
      • G. Caldwell
      • A. Alcaraz Yellow Card
      • M. Figueroa Yellow Card
      • H. Thomas
      • C. N'Zogbia
      • R. Stam Substitution Out (73′)
      • B. Watson Substitution Out (87′)
      • M. Diamé
      • H. Rodallega Goal Yellow Card

      Subs

      • E. Boyce
      • M. Pollitt
      • J. Gómez
      • J. McArthur Substitution In73′
      • S. Caldwell
      • C. McManaman
      • F. Di Santo Substitution In87′ Yellow Card
    • Starting line-up

      • D. Stockdale
      • J. Pantsil Yellow Card
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland Yellow Card
      • C. Baird
      • D. Etuhu
      • D. Murphy
      • S. Davies Substitution Out (76′)
      • D. Duff
      • C. Dempsey
      • D. Kamará Substitution Out (58′)

      Subs

      • J. Greening
      • Z. Gera
      • C. Salcido
      • M. Dembélé Substitution In58′
      • A. Johnson Substitution In76′ Goal
      • S. Sidwell
      • N. Etheridge
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