Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Wigan 1 Fulham 2

Wigan 1 Fulham 2

Firstly, apologies for the late match report and also for the briefness of it but posting it so late is hardly going to maintain its originality is it.

Nevertheless, a weekend away in the north-west whilst also watching Fulham notch up a very rare Premier League away win, is reason enough to post a belated report.

Going into the encounter, I was a little wary that the form Wigan had shown in the back end of last season and in fits and starts this season would have us troubled, even more so when you consider our away form this season had seen us draw blanks on both trips.

But the DW Stadium, on Saturday, was different, we had a fire dup Dimitar Berbatov in our ranks and boy did it show. The Bulgarian was excellent and looks an absolute bargain at the price we stole him for.

His movement, his anticipation and his class were behind most things we created. From the off we had Wigan on the backseat forcing a succession of corners, one of which saw Berbatov have a shot blocked.

Wigan`s forays into our half of the field were rare and one instance where they did look threatening came when they won a free kick but Watson`s kick was woeful.

Lee Probert provided a moment of hilarity when he was sandwiched between Watson and our own Sidwell and the referee, lying in a prone position, flashed a red card at the physio who had come on to treat him.

Still Fulham poured forward though and good link up play between Berbatov and Rodallega forced the keeper into a save from the later before the former saw a shot hooked off the line and another, from long range saved by Al-Habsi.

But, just past the half hour mark, Fulham deservedly took the lead when Hugo Rodallega scored against his former club with the goal coming from a cross from Berbatov.

Leading at half time you kind of expected that Wigan would come back into it, such has been our away form in recent times, but Fulham continued to dominate. Although Wigan were creating chances, there were no heart-attacks amongst the faithful even when Boselli missed a sitter.

In fact our good play saw us double our lea din the 68th minute when Damien Duff scored from a corner we`d won.

Wigan responded with a Ramis header, from seven yards out that produced a good save from Schwarzer but any hopes the Aussie had of keeping a clean sheet vanished in the last minute when Arouna Kone scored a consolation for the home side, in a way, considering how things have gone in the past, perhaps we should be grateful it was the last minute!



Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter

Join Vital Fulham

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Monday September 24 2012
Time: 4:31PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
great start to the season... it's a wonderful thing when you have managerial continuity...
woodysweats
24/09/2012 17:57:00
0
If we continue to average 1.8 points a game Europe could be in prospect. All we need now is to get Brede to sign on the dotted line. Anyone know what the hold-up is?
El Tel2
24/09/2012 18:26:00
0
and next up City 3 points would be nice
truth sayer ffc
26/09/2012 14:00:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Stats: Nottingham Forest v Fulham

All the stats from Nottingham Forest (1) vs (1) Fulham, City Ground, 27/09/16 19:45 Att: 17,388

Nottingham Forest 1 Fulham 1

In the shadow of the River Trent last night Fulham came behind from a goal-down to snatch a very welcome point against Nottingham Forest.

Views from the Bench - Forest (a)

Last night, at the City Ground in Nottingham, Fulham came from a goal down to snatch a share of the spoils in what was a chance laden match.

Forest v Fulham - Team-Sheets

Jokanovic rings the changes as Fulham go in search of three points.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Forest (a)
Suggested By: putney
Button0%
Odoi0%
Sigurdsson0%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Parker0%
Tunnicliffe75%
Piazon0%
Cairney25%
Aluko0%
Smith0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon0%
Adeniran0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 12:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 4 2016 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.BLACK PRINCE HARRY1