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Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.
Handball by Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
Victor Moses gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera. Free kick taken by Jonathan Greening.
Gary Caldwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Johnson. Clinton Dempsey produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Gary Caldwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Clinton Dempsey.
Kagisho Dikgacoi on for Danny Murphy.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Andrew Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas. Antolin Alcaraz takes the direct free kick.
Corner from left by-line taken by Tom Cleverley.
Victor Moses sends in a cross.
Andrew Johnson is caught offside. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is delivered by Zoltan Gera, Maynor Figueroa manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Johnson comes on in place of Simon Davies. Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Maynor Figueroa results in a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Simon Davies. Gary Caldwell takes the indirect free kick. Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Zoltan Gera takes a shot. Ali Al Habsi makes a save. Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell. Corner taken right-footed by Zoltan Gera from the right by-line, Tom Cleverley manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Zoltan Gera, save by Ali Al Habsi.
Mohamed Diame leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Moses.
Chris Baird delivers the ball, clearance made by Maynor Figueroa. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Mohamed Diame.
The ball is sent over by Zoltan Gera, Gary Caldwell makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.
Aaron Hughes fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Simon Davies.
Jonathan Greening has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target. Unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Maynor Figueroa on Zoltan Gera, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.
The ball is crossed by Ronnie Stam.
Shot from close range by Mohamed Diame misses to the left of the target.
Hugo Rodallega produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.
Centre by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Moussa Dembele.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa by Chris Baird. Free kick taken by Maynor Figueroa.
The referee blows for offside against Hugo Rodallega. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Carlos Salcido delivers the ball.
Mohamed Diame fouled by Jonathan Greening, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Zoltan Gera on Maynor Figueroa. Maynor Figueroa restarts play with the free kick.
Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies.
Jordi Gomez is brought on as a substitute for Franco Di Santo.
Clinton Dempsey gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Wigan.Assist by Chris Baird.
Carlos Salcido produces a cross, Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Header from deep inside the penalty area by Zoltan Gera goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Save by Ali Al Habsi.
Carlos Salcido produces a cross, Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Header on goal by Zoltan Gera from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Zoltan Gera produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Carlos Salcido, clearance by Gary Caldwell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Franco Di Santo by Brede Hangeland. Charles N'Zogbia takes the direct free kick.
Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Franco Di Santo. Strike on goal comes in from Charles N'Zogbia from the free kick.
Centre by Brede Hangeland, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
Antolin Alcaraz challenges Zoltan Gera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
The ball is swung over by Carlos Salcido, clearance made by Gary Caldwell. Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, clearance by Tom Cleverley.
The referee blows for offside against Carlos Salcido. Ali Al Habsi restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Hendry Thomas on Clinton Dempsey, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Clinton Dempsey finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Fulham 1-0 Wigan.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Salcido.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Moussa Dembele. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.
Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Shot from just outside the box by Mohamed Diame goes over the bar.
Shot by Charles N'Zogbia from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera. Shot comes in from Zoltan Gera from the free kick.
Maynor Figueroa fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.
Moussa Dembele fouled by Gary Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Moussa Dembele restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Zoltan Gera, Ronnie Stam manages to make a clearance.
Shot from outside the area by Zoltan Gera misses to the left of the goal.
Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Davies by Mohamed Diame. Centre by Simon Davies, Brede Hangeland has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Davies, save made by Ali Al Habsi.
Simon Davies sends in a cross, clearance made by Mohamed Diame.
Carlos Salcido takes a shot. The assistant referee signals for offside against Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Antolin Alcaraz. Ali Al Habsi makes a save.
The match begins.
The referee blows for half time.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
The second half has started.
Fulham hopeful on injured duo
Fulham hope midfielders Danny Murphy and Simon Davies will return for the Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan.
Murphy (abductor strain) and Davies (ankle) sat out last weekend's 2-1 defeat at West Brom.
Dickson Etuhu (ankle) and Damien Duff (calf) remain sidelined, but could return within the next two weeks.
Manager Mark Hughes is unconcerned by Fulham's slide down the table as they seek to avoid a third successive defeat against Wigan.
They lie in 16th place, level on points with Liverpool who sit in the relegation zone, and are in danger of squandering their promising start to the season.
"We struggled against West Brom last weekend because of the injuries but prior to that we were unbeaten until two games ago," Hughes said.
"We acquitted ourselves very well in the Tottenham game. I was unhappy with a couple of decisions that went against us.
"Overall I've been delighted with our performances, if you take the West Brom game out of it. We need to pick up three points tomorrow and our home form is good, so the expectation is we have a good chance.
"Four out of our next six games are at home and we anticipate we'll pick up points in those games. Irrespective of who the opposition is, we'll give them a good game at home.
"Away from home our form isn't great and we're trying to change that. What kind of season we have will depend on our form on the road."
Wigan defender Steven Gohouri could be available for the trip to London.
Gohouri has missed three games due to a calf problem but may be fit to return to action at Craven Cottage.
Latics boss Roberto Martinez will assess Gary Caldwell after the captain played 90 minutes against Swansea in the Carling Cup on Tuesday, his first Wigan appearance since undergoing double hip surgery over the summer.
Tom Cleverley comes back into the squad having been ineligible for that game, while Emmerson Boyce (hamstring) and James McCarthy (ankle ligament damage) remain sidelined.
Martinez has praised Hughes for the job he has done since stepping into Roy Hodgson's shoes at Fulham and expects to see the London outfit continue on an upward trend under the Welshman.
Hughes had a tough act to follow when he was appointed manager at Craven Cottage in July, taking over from Hodgson, who arrived in December 2007 and led the club from the brink of relegation to a record-high seventh place in the Barclays Premier League in the space of a season-and-a-half.
Fulham then reached the Europa League final in May this year before Hodgson's defection to Liverpool.
Hughes picked up the baton from there and has overseen one win, six draws and two defeats from nine league fixtures so far this term.
It has been a steady start, but Martinez thinks the Cottagers' prospects look good with Hughes at the helm.
"I think that was probably the hardest job to take in Fulham's history if you look at the achievements Roy Hodgson had domestically and in European competition," Martinez said.
"But they have changed the way they play slightly and they have bought one or two players who have given them a different dimension.
"You just feel that Fulham will take the success of the previous two or three seasons and will use that to take the team to a different level. That is full credit to Mark Hughes."
Dempsey at the double
Clint Dempsey struck both goals in the 2-0 win over Wigan as Fulham avoided a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat to rocket up the table.
Dempsey, paired alongside Moussa Dembele in attack, took his tally for the season to five, with both goals arriving in the first half of an encounter dominated by Mark Hughes' side.
The USA international's brace saw him take centre stage at Craven Cottage, but left-back Carlos Salcido was another outstanding performer.
Salcido, a #1.6million summer signing from PSV Eindhoven, set up the opener for Dempsey and was a constant menace to Wigan's over-worked defence.
The Mexican has become a key attacking weapon and his reputation at Craven Cottage is growing.
Fulham should have claimed their second Premier League victory of the season by a more convincing scoreline given their ascendancy with Zoltan Gera and Brede Hangeland missing chances.
It was Wigan's first defeat in seven games in all competitions and they appeared lethargic, hardly troubling Mark Schwarzer throughout the 90 minutes.
Athletic made five changes to the side that drew with Bolton, among them the return of Gary Caldwell who was making his first Premier League appearance of the season having undergone double hip surgery over the summer.
The Wigan captain was involved in an early goalmouth scramble that was eventually cleared before Hangeland nodded a Simon Davies free-kick over the crossbar.
The lively Davies, who along with Danny Murphy was restored to the midfield after overcoming injury, squared a quickly-taken free-kick when he should have pulled the trigger himself.
Charles N'Zogbia ended a dynamic run by blazing wide of the left post as Wigan enjoyed a rare attacking moment.
N'Zogbia continued to look Wigan's most penetrating player as he darted into space once again, though on this occasion his shot fell straight into the arms of Schwarzer.
Fulham were still the more likely goal scorers, however, and in the 30th minute they crept into the lead through Dempsey.
Murphy sprayed the ball wide to Salcido who dashed forward before delivering a tremendous cross into the six-yard box.
Dempsey drifted in between Antolin Alcaraz and Caldwell before outjumping the latter and heading into the corner to give goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi little chance.
Fulham almost extended their lead but Gera hit the side netting with a sweetly-struck shot and a heartbeat later the Hungarian shook his head in reaction to missing a sitter.
The dangerous Salcido delivered another superb cross which Dempsey appeared to have converted only for Al Habsi to scoop his effort off the line.
The danger was not over as the ball fell to Gera but he somehow nodded over from point blank range.
Fulham were on the rampage and the second arrived a minute before half-time, Chris Baird supplying a wonderful pass that outwitted Caldwell for Dempsey to thump home.
Dembele was eventually crowded out as he zig-zagged his way into Wigan's area before Salcido found the top netting with a speculative lob.
The home defence was largely confined to a watching brief as Wigan struggled to secure any possession.
Fulham continued to dominate but could not produce the decisive ball, though Jonathan Greening caused a few anxious moments with a crafty pass.
Davies slid a ball across goal that the omnipresent Dempsey just failed to meet before stabbing Gera's cross wide.
Gera and Dembele saw attempts foiled by desperate defending as Fulham pressed for a third they richly deserved.
Davies was replaced by Andy Johnson with 10 minutes to go, but the former England striker had little impact as outgunned Wigan focused on damage limitation.
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