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

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham - Just the One?

Reading arrived in West London yesterday; the Berkshire side had won their previous five games.

Reading (h) - Managerial Views

First Huddersfield and now Reading have both been subjected to five goal thrashings at the hands of Fulham, at Craven Cottage.

Stats: Fulham v Reading

All the stats from Fulham (5) vs (0) Reading, Craven Cottage, 03/12/16 15;00 Att: 18,217

Fulham 5 Reading 0

Fulham got back to winning ways with a 5-0 demolition of in-form Reading.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Reading (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Button2%
Fredericks0%
Kalas5%
Ream0%
Malone0%
Johansen47%
Cairney21%
McDonald10%
Aluko5%
Ayite0%
Martin10%
Parker0%
Piazon0%
Kebano0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League