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  • Date:29 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The DW Stadium
  • Attendance:15,796
  • Dempsey (41) Dembele (86)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96mins

Gary Caldwell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

95mins

Corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by John Arne Riise.

94mins

The referee blows for offside against Andrew Johnson. Free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Gary Caldwell results in a free kick. John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Hugo Rodallega fouled by Damien Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Moses takes the free kick.

90mins

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Antolin Alcaraz is booked. Damien Duff comes on in place of Moussa Dembele.

88mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Victor Moses.

86mins

A goal is scored by Moussa Dembele from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wigan 0-2 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Steve Sidwell.

86mins

The referee gives a free kick against Hugo Rodallega for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Baird.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

84mins

Short corner taken by David Jones from the right by-line, Ronnie Stam delivers the ball, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.

84mins

Maynor Figueroa takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the target.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James McArthur on Andrew Johnson. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

81mins

Shot from just outside the area by Victor Moses goes over the bar.

80mins

Bryan Ruiz replaces Bobby Zamora.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on David Jones. Caution for Dickson Etuhu. Free kick taken by Ben Watson.

79mins

David Jones takes the outswinging corner, Moussa Dembele makes a clearance.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Ronnie Stam, clearance by Zdenek Grygera.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Franco Di Santo. Hugo Rodallega has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

76mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Andrew Johnson goes wide of the right-hand post.

75mins

Gary Caldwell challenges Clint Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Caldwell goes into the book. Steve Sidwell takes the indirect free kick.

72mins

Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.

71mins

Emmerson Boyce goes off and Ronnie Stam comes on.

70mins

Danny Murphy goes off and Dickson Etuhu comes on.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Jones by Moussa Dembele. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

67mins

Moussa Dembele fouled by James McArthur, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Clint Dempsey fouled by James McArthur, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

63mins

Inswinging corner taken by David Jones from the left by-line, Moussa Dembele makes a clearance. Franco Di Santo is brought on as a substitute for Albert Crusat.

63mins

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on David Jones. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Watson.

62mins

Effort on goal by Bobby Zamora from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

60mins

The referee blows for offside. Chris Baird takes the indirect free kick.

59mins

Brede Hangeland challenges Hugo Rodallega unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brede Hangeland receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. David Jones restarts play with the free kick.

57mins

Foul by Antolin Alcaraz on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

56mins

Centre by Victor Moses, Unfair challenge on Mark Schwarzer by Hugo Rodallega results in a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

55mins

Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Jones. Gary Caldwell takes the free kick.

54mins

Victor Moses produces a volleyed shot from just outside the area that bounces off the post.

53mins

Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

53mins

Maynor Figueroa crosses the ball, Chris Baird makes a clearance.

51mins

Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson. Moussa Dembele receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Gary Caldwell.

50mins

Victor Moses sends in a cross, Ben Watson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the right of the goal.

50mins

Centre by Albert Crusat, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

49mins

Hugo Rodallega gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland. John Arne Riise takes the direct free kick.

49mins

Albert Crusat is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

48mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

47mins

David Jones decides to take a short corner.

47mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Ben Watson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

44mins

The offside flag is raised against Gary Caldwell. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Steve Sidwell challenges David Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Jones.

41mins

Clint Dempsey gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Wigan 0-1 Fulham.Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora.

41mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by David Jones, comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

41mins

The ball is delivered by Victor Moses, save by Mark Schwarzer.

39mins

David Jones produces a cross, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Ben Watson. Danny Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Emmerson Boyce. Strike comes in from David Jones from the free kick.

36mins

Albert Crusat delivers the ball, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

35mins

Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmerson Boyce. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Jones from right wing, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

33mins

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Jones from the right by-line, Header on goal by Gary Caldwell from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

30mins

Ben Watson has an effort at goal. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

29mins

Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

28mins

The ball is swung over by Emmerson Boyce, Shot by Hugo Rodallega from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

28mins

The ball is crossed by David Jones, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

27mins

Corner taken by David Jones, clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Watson on Danny Murphy. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Emmerson Boyce, Effort from deep inside the area by David Jones misses to the right of the target.

22mins

Ben Watson delivers the ball.

19mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Albert Crusat by Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

19mins

James McArthur challenges Andrew Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Zdenek Grygera restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Ben Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

17mins

Victor Moses takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

15mins

David Jones takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

13mins

Mohamed Diame leaves the field to be replaced by James McArthur.

10mins

Clint Dempsey fouled by Mohamed Diame, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

8mins

Chris Baird fouled by Hugo Rodallega, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

2mins

Zdenek Grygera is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame by Zdenek Grygera. Mohamed Diame takes the free kick.

2mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Caldwell.

2mins

A cross is delivered by Zdenek Grygera, Antolin Alcaraz manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Martinez wants to repay loyal supporters Wigan boss Roberto Martinez wants his players to reward the fans who have stayed loyal to them through a difficult couple of months with victory over Fulham. The Latics have lost six straight Barclays Premier League games, with their last points coming courtesy of a 2-0 victory over QPR back in August. Only Blackburn, who also have five points, sit beneath them but, unlike at Ewood Park where fans have been staging protests to call for manager Steve Kean's sacking, Martinez has received nothing but support. Martinez said: "The chairman will never change, he's always so supportive because he's part of the whole thing. "The unique strength that we've got at our football club is that we cope with disappointment probably better than any other football club because we've got that family touch. "We've had an incredible football story. Seven seasons in what I consider the best league in world football is a real achievement and it's no coincidence. "Saturday is a unique opportunity to feel our fans, to enjoy our football in front of them and hopefully we can repay them because their support has been fantastic." Franco Di Santo and midfielder James McCarthy could return for the game. Both players missed last week's 1-0 defeat by Newcastle with hamstring problems but have trained this week with the rest of the squad. Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is recovering from a back problem after returning early from a loan spell with Doncaster. Fulham manager Martin Jol has bemoaned his side's inability to convert their domination of matches into points ahead of the trip to the DW Stadium. The Cottagers languish 17th in the Barclays Premier League after a frustrating start to the season that has seen them win just once in nine matches and Jol said: "If you look at the stats we probably have more possession, more final entries, more chances than the opponents [in our matches]." "Even defensively we have got good stats, but the only thing is we have to put the ball in the net at the right moments. "We probably need a moment like Bryan Ruiz's [chip against Everton last week] with that extra quality. We have got those sort of players with that quality. "If you think about it we have Clint Dempsey - who scored 13 goals last season - Andrew Johnson - who scored a hat-trick the week before - and Bobby Zamora. "Everybody knows they can score goals and everybody knows Bryan Ruiz can too so we have offensive qualities to do that, but we have to do that now. "We need to stick to the principles that are good but, as any other manager would do, I will try to add something to this squad [when I can]. "[Most of our gifted players] play up front or in offensive midfield so I feel we should be creative and we try and do that. "That is what we showed against QPR, for example. "[We won 6-0 and] everything came together but you have to try to do that all the time." Fulham defender Aaron Hughes will miss the game. The 31-year-old has been ruled out for a couple of weeks with a thigh injury picked up during last week's 3-1 defeat to Everton. Fellow defender Philippe Senderos will have a thigh injury of his own assessed on Friday, while Orlando Sa (hamstring) and Simon Davies (knee) are out.

Formation:433Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

Formation: 442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

  • Ali Al Habsi
  • Emmerson Boyce
  • Gary Caldwell
  • Antolin Alcaraz
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Mohamed Diame
  • Ben Watson
  • David Jones
  • Victor Moses
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Albert Crusat
  • SUBS
  • Michael Pollitt
  • Franco Di Santo
  • Shaun Maloney
  • Jordi Gomez
  • James McArthur
  • Conor Sammon
  • Ronnie Stam

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Match Report

Latics' slump continues Wigan suffered their eighth successive defeat to slump to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table as goals from Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele earned Fulham a precious 2-0 win at the DW Stadium. The Latics had more than enough chances to win the game but just could not find the net, with Gary Caldwell heading over in the first half and Victor Moses and Maynor Figueroa both hitting the woodwork in the second. Fulham were much more clinical, Dempsey finishing off a break in the 41st minute to put them ahead before Dembele clinched a first away victory of the season four minutes from time. It was the visitors who started the brighter, with Andrew Johnson and Dembele looking dangerous, while the visitors were forced into an early change, bringing on James McArthur after Mohamed Diame came off worst in a challenge with Steve Sidwell. Having repelled the Fulham attacks, Wigan slowly began to exert some pressure of their own, with David Jones seeing a shot saved by Mark Schwarzer before guiding another effort past the post. Approaching the half-hour mark, the home side really should have gone ahead. First, full-back Figueroa rampaged through the Fulham defence before setting up Albert Crusat for a cross that was only cleared as far as Ben Watson, whose volley was expertly tipped over the bar by Schwarzer. From the resulting corner, captain Caldwell was left unmarked eight yards out but could only head over. After an uninspiring beginning, the game had opened up, and Johnson might have done better than shoot weakly at Ali Al Habsi when he found himself in space on the right of the area. There was a heart-in-mouth moment for Schwarzer when he fumbled Moses' low cross-shot but, with Rodallega waiting, the ball bounced just past the post. Wigan had paid for a failure to turn their dominance into goals at Newcastle last week, and so it proved again in the 41st minute when Dempsey put Fulham ahead. Danny Murphy launched a quick break by finding Bobby Zamora out on the left and his low cross was perfect for Dempsey, whose shot bounced into the net despite the best efforts of Al Habsi. Still Wigan could have been level at half-time as Moses got a foot to Watson's shot but, with Schwarzer struggling, the ball flew just the wrong side of the post. Wigan began the second half fuelled by a sense that they deserved better. But still the clear-cut chance would not come and at the other end Figueroa had to be alert to deny Johnson after Zamora broke away down the left. The Latics' luck was certainly out in the 54th minute when Moses let fly from 25 yards with a stunning volley that had Schwarzer well beaten but bounced off the angle of post and bar. Rodallega was first to the rebound but was flagged offside. Fulham were struggling to get out of their own half but they remained a threat on the break and in the 62nd minute Zamora got on the end of a long ball and smashed a volley off the top of the bar. More and more there was a sense that, again, this was just not going to be Wigan's day. Fulham appeared to have ridden out the storm and threatened themselves when Zdenek Grygera played in Johnson down the right, but the angle was tight and he shot wide. At the other end, Rodallega was given a chance from 25 yards out after Dickson Etuhu fouled substitute Di Santo but his effort was straight at Schwarzer. The goalkeeper needed the help of his woodwork again in the 84th minute when Figueroa drove forward and struck a swerving shot that Schwarzer thought was going well wide but in fact bounced off the post. And Wigan's fate was sealed two minutes later as the defence backed off and allowed Dembele the freedom to run to the edge of the area and place his shot wide of Al Habsi.

Form Guide

    LLLLLL
  • Wigan
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DDDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 15/01/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 30/10/2010
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 04/04/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 08/11/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 07/02/2009
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 0
  • Wigan
  • 29/10/2008

Top Scorers

Wigan

  • F Di Santo 3
  • M Diame 2

Fulham

  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • CD Dempsey 2
  • B Ruiz 1

Goals

Wigan

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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