Saturday April 21, 2012 Day 35 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 2 - 1 Wigan Athletic

  • Pogrebnyak 58’
  • Senderos 89’
  • Boyce 57’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Wigan Athletic
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with the weekend's other Premier League games, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4' FULL TIME. It ends 2-1 to Fulham here at Craven Cottage, a big setback for Wigan's survival hopes.
    • 90+3' Fulham still have more of the ball and Frei is on the hunt for a third.
    • 90+2' Boyce brings down Frei and wastes vital time.
    • 90+1' Wigan go on the attack but they look short of ideas. There'll be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' That goal from Fulham was coming and it couldn’t have come at a better time for Martin Jol.
    • 89' GOAL 2-1 Fulham. Senderos rises to head home Duff’s free kick.
    • 88' Oh dear, a foul throw from Beausejour. School boy stuff.
    • 87' Four minutes to go for Fulham to turn this point into three.
    • 85' Wigan are taking their time with a throw-in. Looks like they might be happy with a draw.
    • 84' Fulham will see this as two points dropped if they can’t get a winner here.
    • 83' The ball rebounds into the side netting off Senderos after a series of deflections in the Wigan box. Not far away.
    • 82' Fulham substitution. Danny Murphy makes way for Kerim Frei.
    • 80' A rare run from Moses has the away fans going but his through ball for Sammon isn’t good enough.
    • 79' The American had forced Al Habsi into a good save only for the Russian to fluff the rebound.
    • 78' Shocker of a miss from Pogrebnyak after great work from Dempsey.
    • 77' Fulham need to step it up again here, they’ve gone a little quiet of late.
    • 76' And it’s the largely anonymous James McArthur who makes way for Watson.
    • 75' Roberto Martinez prepares his final change as Ben Watson gets ready to come on.
    • 73' Wigan are fighting back a little here, having ridden the storm of the last five minutes.
    • 72' Beausejour gets two good crossing opportunities on the left but wastes both.
    • 71' I don’t think Maloney has touched the ball since coming on, such is Fulham’s domination.
    • 70' The away side attempt to break but the move soon fizzles out. Fulham are having all of the ball at the minute.
    • 69' Wigan can’t get near the big Russian at the moment, he looks dangerous every time Fulham are in possession.
    • 68' Pogrebnyak’s penalised for a push in the box before he heads at goal.
    • 67' Riise shoots under the wall but it’s an easy save.
    • 66' Wigan are really hanging on as Fulham win a free kick 25 yards from goal.
    • 65' If goal-line technology existed, that chance would have been a prime candidate for another look.
    • 64' Riise’s cutback is turned against the underside of the bar by Pogrebnyak. Did that cross the line?
    • 62' Wigan are just trying to regain their shape now after the shock of Fulham’s goal.
    • 61' The Russian striker shot between a couple of Wigan defenders and wrongfooted Ali Al Habsi for that equaliser for Fulham.
    • 60' That goal has brought Fulham to life and they really have the bit between their teeth now.
    • 59' Two goals in two minutes, what a start to the second half.
    • 58' GOAL 1-1 Fulham. Pogrebnyak equalises.
    • 57' GOAL 0-1 Wigan. Boyce picks up the ball on the edge of the box and hammers it into the far left corner.
    • 56' It’s Jordi Gomez who leaves the field for the Scot to enter.
    • 55' Shaun Maloney’s getting ready to come on on the sidelines.
    • 54' Figueroa shoots wide from Boyce’s cross.
    • 53' A heavy challenge from Caldwell on Pogrebnyak earns the Scot the first yellow card of the game.
    • 52' From the Chilean’s cross the ball drops at Gomez’s feet but he shoots wide from close range.
    • 51' Jean Beausejour wins a dangerous free kick by the left corner flag.
    • 50' The game gets underway again with a drop ball and Figueroa’s back on the field.
    • 49' Figeuroa’s down after appearing to catch a boot in the face from Moussa Dembele. Nothing intentional there.
    • 48' Dempsey runs at the heart of the Wigan defence before tumbling under Figueroa’s challenge. The referee waves play on but it looked like a foul.
    • 47' Both teams have emerged unchanged after the interval. Let’s hope for a few more chances in the second half.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Fulham get the game underway again.
    • 45+1' HALF TIME. The first half ends goalless at Craven Cottage.
    • 45+1 Not much urgency in this one minute of added time from either side.
    • 45' It’s Wigan’s turn to play keep-ball in the Fulham half.
    • 44' A break from Wigan ends with Gomez testing Schwarzer at his near post. The Australian gathers comfortably.
    • 43' When they finally do get one Riise’s cross comes to nothing.
    • 42' Fulham are angry not to get a succession of free kicks on the edge of Wigan’s box.
    • 41' Dempsey’s drifting dangerously between the Wigan midfield and defence.
    • 40' A glorious ball over the top from Murphy is just too long for Duff to reach.
    • 39' Wigan are keeping Fulham at bay but the attacks keep coming from the home side.
    • 38' More neat interplay from Fulham on the edge of the Wigan box ends with Duff winning a throw-in by the right corner flag.
    • 37' Gomez has time and space 25 yards out but slices his shot horribly. He won’t want to see that again.
    • 36' Another cut back from Dempsey comes to nothing. The American is the standout performer so far.
    • 35' Lovely skill from Dempsey until he’s chopped down by Antolin Alcaraz
    • 34' Duff breaks into the Wigan box from the right but his far-post curler flies wide.
    • 33' As expected Di Santo trudges off to be replaced by Conor Sammon.
    • 32' Di Santo’s hobbling around. It looks like the Argentine’s afternoon may soon be over.
    • 31' An acrobatic leap from Meynor Figueroa wins him a free kick.
    • 30' Dempsey gets in behind the Wigan defence and pulls the ball across the six-yard box but there’s no one there to tap the ball in.
    • 29' Murphy tries to thread a pass through the eye of a needle but it’s easily cut out.
    • 28' Wigan are really struggling to find any fluency here. Their dangerous front three have been very quiet so far.
    • 27' Di Santo clears with ease as another set piece is wasted.
    • 26' Another corner for Fulham. Duff to take from the left.
    • 25' Moses fouls Murphy, halting a Wigan attack.
    • 24' Fulham work the ball from right to left but can’t find an opening.
    • 23' A bright break from Fulham gets to Duff on the right and he lets the ball run out under his foot.
    • 22' This is Wigan’s best spell so far but it’s scrappy stuff from Roberto Martinez’s side.
    • 21' Gomez wastes the kick, hitting it straight into the wall.
    • 20' Gomez tricks his way to a dangerous free kick 25 yards out.
    • 19' Brede Hangeland heads wide from the corner.
    • 18' Pogrebnyak’s deflected shot leads to a Fulham corner.
    • 17' There’s a cagey feel to the game thus far with both sides feeling each other out.
    • 16' Dempsey gets in behind but his touch lets him down.
    • 15' Some concerted possession from Wigan for the first time in the game.
    • 14' Wigan are sitting off Fulham here, letting them have the ball in their own half.
    • 13' Wigan launch the ball forward to no avail.
    • 12' Victor Moses wriggles free from Philippe Senderos but hits his shot straight at Mark Schwarzer.
    • 11' Fulham have started the brighter so far, stretching Wigan down the flanks with Riise and Duff.
    • 10' Fulham attack on the left now and John Arne Riise wins a free kick. Duff shoots over.
    • 9' Damien Duff breaks free down the right and wins a corner. It's taken short and Duff's cross is easily cleared.
    • 8' Slick stuff from Wigan as they put a handful of passes together before knocking the ball out.
    • 7' First shot of the day comes from Jordi Gomez. He flicks the ball up for himself before blasting it over the bar.
    • 6' Danny Murphy hits a wasteful through ball that runs out for a Wigan goal kick.
    • 5' Pavel Pogrebnyak almost finds Dempsey in the box but Wigan clear.
    • 4' Fulham get the ball down and play for the first time in the Wigan half.
    • 3' Scrappy stuff in the Fulham half leads to a Wigan free kick. Nothing comes of it.
    • 2' Clint Dempsey goes down under Gary Caldwell’s challenge in what looked like a decent penalty shout.
    • 1' KICK OFF. Wigan get us under way.
    • 14:55 The teams are on their way out. Can Wigan pull off another huge win in the capital or will Fulham build on their impressive home record?
    • 14:50 Here’s a stat attack courtesy of Opta: “Wigan Athletic have fielded more unchanged line-ups than any other side in the Premier League this season.” Let’s hope familiarity doesn’t breed contempt for Roberto Martinez’s men this afternoon.
    • 14:45 Martin Jol will be pleased to have Russian goal machine Pogrebnyak back in the side. The striker had scored five in seven before picking up an ankle injury.
    • 14:40 Roberto Martinez has some kind words for Fulham as well: "Fulham is a completely different situation from the ones we have faced of late. They are a really difficult team to play against and they have done really well. They use their home advantage in a great way. They are a top-10 team in this league and they are a real threat. I saw them against Chelsea and they never looked like a side that was inferior at all - the opposite."
    • 14:35 Martin Jol has some pre-game praise for Wigan: "They like to play but when they did that they didn't have the points. They have changed their style. They defend in numbers and they have got three players up front who do all the damage. They play compact now, like they did against Arsenal. There was no space on the flanks, there was no space in the middle. I went to the Emirates and saw that game, they are a hard team to beat these days."
    • 14:30 History is against Wigan with the Latics having won only once on their last six visits to Craven Cottage, drawing once and losing four times.
    • 14:25 Wigan are unchanged from their heroic win over Arsenal while Philippe Senderos and Pavel Pobgrebnyak are the two changes in the Fulham line-up.
    • 14:20 TEAMS: FULHAM: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Diarra, Murphy, Duff, Dembele, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak. Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Johnson, Kasami, Etuhu, Frei, Briggs. /// WIGAN: Al Habsi, Boyce, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Beausejour, McArthur, McCarthy, Gomez, Di Santo, Moses. Subs: Pollitt, Gohouri, Ben Watson, Maloney, Sammon, Jones, Diame.
    • 14:15 Welcome to LIVE coverage of Fulham v Wigan from Craven Cottage.
  • Summary

    • 89' GOAL 2-1 Fulham. Senderos rises to head home Duff’s free kick.
    • 83' The ball rebounds into the side netting off Senderos after a series of deflections in the Wigan box. Not far away.
    • 78' Shocker of a miss from Pogrebnyak after great work from Dempsey.
    • 64' Riise’s cutback is turned against the underside of the bar by Pogrebnyak. Did that cross the line?
    • 58' GOAL 1-1 Fulham. Pogrebnyak equalises.
    • 57' GOAL 0-1 Wigan. Boyce picks up the ball on the edge of the box and hammers it into the far left corner.
    • 30' Dempsey gets in behind the Wigan defence and pulls the ball across the six-yard box but there’s no one there to tap the ball in.
    • 2' Clint Dempsey goes down under Gary Caldwell’s challenge in what looked like a decent penalty shout.

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