Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham 1 Wigan 1

Fulham 1 Wigan 1

What has happened to fortress Craven Cottage?

Once again, from a winning position, we failed to take all three points, instead having to make do with a share of the spoils.

For the fixture against Wigan this afternoon, Martin Jol was able to recall Mark Schwarzer, Mladen Petric, Kieran Richardson and Damien Duff, however Steve Sidwell was absent having strained his hamstring last time out.

Our visitors started well and could have taken an early lead when Sean Maloney scuffed his shot wide from eight yards out. Fulham were losing the battle in midfield with James McCarthy looking very effective.

Continuing to push forward, James McArthur fired over from outside the area before Berbatov, from a free kick, got it horribly wrong and saw his effort fly high and wide. But, with twenty-five minutes gone, Fulham edged ahead through Karagounis, our Greek international slipping inside one marker to fire in a beautiful shot, in off the post, from twenty-five yards out.

Wigan could have equalised almost immediately when Emmerson Boyce set up Franco Di Santo but the Argentine put the ball over the bar from six yards out.

Half Time - Fulham 1 Wigan 0

Wigan started the second half better than Fulham and looked as if they`d soon be on level terms. Schwarzer produced a great finger-tip save to deny an effort from Maloney that looked bound for the top corner.

Richardson then produced a decent tackle as Di Santo burst into the area following some good work from James McCarthy before the Argentine had our hearts in our mouths with a shot, on the turn, that went narrowly wide.

But Wigan`s domination did pay dividends in the 71st minute when Di Santo took advantage of some slack defending to skip past Reither and beat Schwarzer with a stunning shot. Suddenly it looked as if Wigan would take all three pints with Roberto Martinez side pushing forward. Di Santo forced anther save from Schwarzer before Gomez, after good work from Ramis and Beausejour, saw Schwarzer keep his effort out

With the clock running down, Di Santo skipped past the challenge of Hangeland but Schwarzer was once again equal to his shot. But Fulham almost snatched an injury time winner when Ruiz thought he had scored but Figueroa headed the ball off the line.

Two tough trips to the north-west await us, Blackpool in the FA Cup and Manchester City in the league, it could be time to up the ante a bit or we could be about to hit a bad spot.






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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Saturday January 12 2013
Time: 6:50PM

Comments

0
all three pints lol
robin
13/01/2013 11:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Sign Youngster with a Well-Known Brother

But will he replicate his success?

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Jokanovic on Palace Wanted List

Worrying times ahead?

Medical & Science Shortlists Announced 2016/17

The Football Medical Association have now announced the shortlists for the Medical and Science Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli20%
Fredericks16%
Kalas0%
Ream4%
Malone4%
McDonald24%
Johansen4%
Cairney16%
Ayite0%
Kebano0%
Aluko0%
Martin0%
Sessegnon4%
Piazon8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Newcastle 46 29 7 10 94 45
P Brighton 46 28 9 9 93 34
3 Reading 46 26 7 13 85 4
4 Sheff Wed 46 24 9 13 81 15
5 Huddersfield 46 25 6 15 81 -2
6 Fulham 46 22 14 10 80 28
7 Leeds Utd 46 22 9 15 75 14
8 Norwich 46 20 10 16 70 16
9 Derby County 46 18 13 15 67 4
10 Brentford 46 18 10 18 64 10
11 Preston 46 16 14 16 62 1
12 Cardiff 46 17 11 18 62 -1
13 Aston Villa 46 16 14 16 62 -1
14 Barnsley 46 15 13 18 58 -3
15 Wolves 46 16 10 20 58 -4
16 Ipswich 46 13 16 17 55 -10
17 Bristol City 46 15 9 22 54 -6
18 Q.P.R. 46 15 8 23 53 -14
19 Birmingham 46 13 14 19 53 -19
20 Burton 46 13 13 20 52 -14
21 Forest 46 14 9 23 51 -10
R Blackburn 46 12 15 19 51 -12
R Wigan 46 10 12 24 42 -17
R Rotherham 46 5 8 33 23 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.truezebra1
Vital Football Comment