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DW Stadium (ATT 15,796) 29th October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Jones

Wigan Wigan Athletic vs Fulham Fulham

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Fulham 2

C Dempsey (41)
M Dembele (86)

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Last Updated at 6:22 pm, October 29th 2011

  1. FULL TIME. That's it, Fulham win here at the DW to register their first away victory and make it seven losses in a row for Wigan who are in trouble. Alan you were right with your prediction, thanks for everyone's views today. Stay with us for reaction.

  2. 90 (+4)

    Stam wins a corner on the left. Moses takes and the ball eventually falls to Caldwell who blasts well wide from eight yards when unmarked at the far post.

  3. 90 (+3)

    Duff releases Johnson to the left side of the box but he is given offside.

  4. 90 (+2)

    Alcaraz is booked.

  5. 90 (+2)

    Wigan take the free-kick near the halfway line and Rodallega crosses into the box from 25 yards on the right but Hangeland clears.

  6. 90 (+1)

    Fulham take the free-kick towards Ruiz in the right corner but he loses the ball and Duff then gets booked for a late challenge.

  7. 90

    Dembele cannot continue and Duff comes on for him.

  8. 90

    Dembele is still down on the ground and five minutes of added time are announced.

  9. 88

    Alcaraz catches Dembele for a Fulham free-kick 30 yards out on the right. He also gets booked.

  10. 86

    GOAL - DEMBELE!!! Dembele wins it for the Cottagers. Sidwell intercepts a pass and passes to Dembele who goes around Alcaraz before running at the box. Caldwell backs off him and Dembele slots home from the edge of the box into the bottom left hand corner!!!

  11. 85

    Wigan take the corner and eventually Rodallega heads at goal from eight yards but Schwarzer catches the ball on his line.

  12. 84

    Moses is lining up a shot in the box but Sidwell puts it out for a corner on the right.

  13. 83

    Figueroa tries an effort from 28 yards to the left of the box but his shot swerves into Schwarzer's left post and bounces out for a goal kick.

  14. 82

    Ruiz crosses from ten yards out on the right but it goes over Dempsey at the far post and out for a goal kick.

  15. 81

    Wigan take the throw in and feed the ball to Moses on the left who cuts inside and tries an effort from 22 yards but it is way over and wide.

  16. 80

    Ruiz is on for Zamora.

  17. 80

    Wigan take the free-kick and win a throw in 20 yards out on the right.

  18. 80

    Etuhu is booked for fouling Watson. It is a Wigan free-kick 30 yards out in front of goal.

  19. 79

    Jones takes the corner but Dembele eventually clears upfield.

  20. 79

    Stam crosses from 22 yards out on the right and Johnson puts the ball out for a corner on the left.

  21. 78

    Rodallega hits the free-kick and gets it around the wall but it is straight at Schwarzer who gathers.

  22. 77

    Di Santo creates a yard of space for himself and is about to tee up an effort but is fouled by Hangeland for a free-kick 25 yards out in front of goal.

  23. 76

    Fulham come again and Johnson tries an effort from a tight angle to the right but his shot goes into the side-netting.

  24. 75

    Fulham take the free-kick short before feeding the ball to Dempsey to the left of the box but his cross in is cleared by Caldwell.

  25. 75

    Play resumes and Caldwell catches Dempsey for a free-kick m35 yards in front of goal and he gets booked.

  26. 73

    Wigan take the free-kick and keep possession before Stam crosses from 30 yards on the right but the ball misses everyone before Figueroa and Johnson clash heads on the left flank and the ref stops play to allow both to get treatment.

  27. 71

    Fulham take the throw in and keep good possession before Rodallega wins a free-kick 30 yards out on the right off Etuhu.

  28. 71

    Stam is on for Boyce for Wigan.

  29. 70

    Etuhu is on for Murphy for Fulham.

  30. 69

    Zamora tries to get out a long ball to the right of the box but Al Habsi is quickly off his line and puts the ball out for a throw in on the right.

  31. 68

    Wigan take the free-kick but Dembele wins the ball back, the game is scrappy in the centre at present.

  32. 67

    Dembele wins a free-kick off McArthur 35 yards out in front of goal. Fulham take it short but Moses wins his own free-kick in a similar position off Sidwell.

  33. 66

    Di Santo tries to run into the box from the centre but Hangeland tackles and clears.

  34. 66

    Rodallega tries to release Moses on the edge of the box but Baird gets their first and clears.

  35. 65

    Figueroa tries to pass from the left into the box but Hangeland intercepts and clears.

  36. 63

    Di Santo is on for Crusat as Martinez tries to get back into the game.

  37. 63

    Jones takes the corner but the ball goes out for a goal kick after a scramble.

  38. 62

    Figueroa wins a corner on the left.

  39. 61

    Zamora latches onto a ball over the top and volleys from 10 yards to the left of goal but his effort hits the top of the crossbar and goes out for a goal kick.

  40. 61

    Moses fouls Murphy for a Fulham free-kick just inside their half. They take but Caldwell intercepts and clears.

  41. 60

    Jones takes the free-kick towards Crusat to the right of goal but Hangeland heads away. Wigan come again but Moses is dis-possessed to the left of the box and Fulham clear.

  42. 59

    Rodallega is fouled by Hangeland for a Wigan free-kick 30 yards in front of goal.

  43. 57

    Fulham win a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal. Murphy takes short before trying to find Johnson in the box but Figueroa heads away.

  44. 55

    Moses presses down the right flank again and crosses into the box. It takes a deflection and loops just over Rodallega before Grygera taps the ball back to Schwarzer at the far post. Rodallega goes in for the ball but the keeper claims it.

  45. 54

    Moses outmuscles Riise before trying a fantastic volley from 25 yards on the right which hits the underside of the bar and Rodallega is given offside.

  46. 53

    Wigan take the throw in and keep possession before Moses cuts in from the right and shoots with his left foot at goal from eight yards but Schwarzer dives down well to his right to gather.

  47. 52

    Wigan take the free-kick short and keep possession before Figueroa's cross from 25 yards on the left is cleared by Baird for a throw in 12 yards out on the left.

  48. 51

    Dembele is booked for catching Watson late on the halfway line.

  49. 51

    Wigan come again and Moses crosses from the right edge of the box into Watson in the centre but the ball is just too high and he cannot direct his header on target and Fulham clear.

  50. 50

    Crusat gets to the left byline before crossing into the box but Hangeland is there to clear.

  51. 49

    Zamora crosses from five yards out on the left towards Johnson in the centre but Caldwell manages to intercept and clear.

  52. 49

    Wigan have started positively and Jones tries to release Crusat into the left side of the box but is rightly given offside.

  53. 48

    Rodallega tries an effort from 28 yards to the right of goal but it is straight at Schwarzer who saves.

  54. 47

    Rodallega tries an effort from 25 yards in front of goal but it takes a deflection off Murphy and Schwarzer easily saves.

  55. 46

    Wigan re-start the game.

  56. The teams are back on the pitch and no changes at half time.

  57. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Nigel has been in touch to say: "Clint Dempsey's goal just before half-time has given Fulham the edge and they are now 2/5 to go on and claim all three points at the DW Stadium. Wigan are 8/1 to mount a second-half comeback and win, while the draw is available at 11/4. Bobby Zamora, who unselfishly set-up Dempsey's goal, is 8/1 to get on the scoresheet next." Cheers for the info Nigel!

  58. HALF TIME. Fulham go in one up after hitting Wigan on the break. The Latics were on top for long periods of the first half but could not score. Stay with us for the second half.

  59. 45 (+3)

    Wigan take the corner but Jones' cross from the left side of the box is intercepted and cleared.

  60. 45 (+3)

    Crusat wins a corner on the left off Baird.

  61. 45 (+2)

    Wigan press but Murphy wins the ball off Figueroa 25 yards out and clears.

  62. 45

    Three minutes of added time are announced.

  63. 43

    Wigan win a free-kick 25 yards out on the right. Jones takes short to Watson who tries an effort from 20 yards out and it hits Moses and goes just wide of Schwarzer's right post.

  64. 41

    GOAL - DEMPSEY!!!! Fulham hit Wigan on the break and score. Schwarzer rolls the ball out to Murphy who hits a great long ball from midway in his own half to release Zamora to the left of the box. Wigan appeal for offside but nothing is given and Zamora runs into the box and crosses to the unmarked Dempsey to tap home from six yards!!!!

  65. 41

    Jones takes the corner but Schwarzer collects the ball in the box.

  66. 40

    Moses plays a one-two with Boyce before running into the right side of the box and he tries an effort which deflects off Riise and Schwarzer has to put it out with his left leg for a corner on the right.

  67. Replays show Jones' free-kick caught Dembele's arm in the wall but nothing was given.

  68. 38

    Dembele and Watson go for the ball and the Fulham man is fouled and it is a Fulham free-kick midway in their own half. They punt the ball forward but Caldwell clears in the box.

  69. 37

    Hangeland catches Jones for a free-kick on the edge of the box to the right of goal. Jones takes it but it hits the wall and Fulham clear.

  70. 36

    Wigan come again and Crusat whips a cross in from the left towards Rodallega in the box but Hangeland heads away.

  71. 36

    Watson swings the free-kick into the box but it lacks pace and Murphy heads away at the near post.

  72. 35

    Boyce tries to play a one-two with Moses but he is held back by Dembele and it is a Wigan free-kick 22 yards out on the right touchline.

  73. 34

    Zamora holds off Alcaraz before passing to Johnson to the right of the box. He takes a touch before trying an effort from 15 yards but his low shot is straight at Al Habsi goes easily saves.

  74. 33

    Lull - the teams are cancelling each other out in the middle of the park at present.

  75. 31

    Jones takes the corner and Caldwell is unmarked in front of goal but puts header from six yards over. Bad miss.

  76. 30

    Wigan are on stop and Watson tries an effort from the edge of the box in front of goal but Schwarzer's does well to tip his effort just over the bar.

  77. 29

    Wigan come again and Boyce crosses in from 25 yards out on the right. The ball is behind Rodallega in the box but he tries an over-head effort which goes wide of Schwarzer's left post.

  78. 28

    Jones takes the corner but Murphy plays the ball back to him at the near post. Jones crosses again into the box but Murphy is again there to clear.

  79. 27

    Moses does well to release Boyce into the right corner who returns the ball to Moses who runs into the right side of the box before his cross is put out by Riise for a corner on the right.

  80. 25

    Wigan are now on top and Boyce crosses from ten yards on the right and Jones volleys left footed at goal from 15 yards but it is just wide of Schwarzer's left post.

  81. 23

    Wigan press again and Moses' run into the box is blocked before Boyce tries to cross in from 20 yards on the right but Sidwell intercepts and clears.

  82. 22

    Wigan break forward and Watson crosses from 25 yards out on the right for Rodallega, who gets between the two centre-backs but he just misses his header.

  83. 21

    Fulham come again and keep possession before Johnson's cross from the right is partially blocked by Figueroa, with the ball ballooning up and Al Habsi gathering in the box.

  84. 19

    Johnson is felled by McArthur for a Fulham free-kick 35 yards out on the right. They take and feed the ball to Johnson to the right of the box who crosses in but Alcaraz clears before Crusat is felled by Dembele for a Wigan free-kick near their own box.

  85. 19

    The game is scrappy in the middle at present with neither team able to keep possession.

  86. 17

    Wigan come again and Moses runs into the right side of the box before trying an effort from a tight angle from eight yards but it goes over Schwarzer's bar.

  87. 16

    Moses tries to release Figueroa down the left flank but mis-places his effort and the ball goes out for a Fulham throw in.

  88. 15

    Wigan come again and win a throw in 25 yards on the right. They take and eventually feed the ball to Jones who tries an effort from the edge of the box in front of goal but it is straight at Schwarzer who catches the ball.

  89. 14

    Jones releases a long ball for Crusat to chase but Hangeland is there to intercept and clear.

  90. 13

    Diame has not recovered from the challenge by Sidwell and is being replaced by McArthur.

  91. 11

    Fulham come again and win a throw in ten yards out on the left. They take and Zamora flicks it on at the near post but Al Habsi is there to gather.

  92. 10

    Dempsey wins a free-kick 30 yards out in front of goal off Alcaraz. They take and feed the ball to Johnson on the right and Alcaraz clears at the near post.

  93. 8

    Rodallega tries to peel off around the back of Baird on the edge of the Fulham box but pulls him over for a Fulham free-kick.

  94. 7

    Fulham take the throw in short and Dembele tries to get to the right byline but Figueroa shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

  95. 6

    Johnson tries to cross from ten yards out on the right and Figueroa blocks for a Fulham throw in near the right byline. Diame is back on.

  96. 5

    Diame is up on his feet and is hobbling off the pitch to receive more treatment. Play resumes.

  97. 3

    Wigan take the free-kick and Diame is felled by Sidwell 25 yards out to the left of goal and the ref stops play to allow him to get treatment on the pitch.

  98. 2

    Grygera is booked for a late challenge on Diame on the halfway line on the left.

  99. 2

    Fulham press but Grygera's cross from the right byline is headed away by Figueroa at the near post.

  100. 1

    Fulham get the game underway.

  101. Teams - Roberto Martinez and Martin Jol have named unchanged sides for the clash. Martinez had hoped to be able to recall James McCarthy and Franco Di Santo after hamstring problems but the former missed out altogether while leading scorer Di Santo is on the bench.

  102. Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 15/8 for a Wigan win, 9/4 for the draw and 7/5 for a Fulham victory. I'm going for a Wigan win today - 2-1 with Rodallega to score first which pays a handsome 45/1! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

  103. Referee - Mike Jones (Cheshire)

  104. Teams - Fulham: Schwarzer, Grygera, Baird, Hangeland, Riise, Dembele, Murphy, Sidwell, Dempsey, Zamora, Johnson. Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Kasami, Ruiz, Duff, Etuhu, Briggs.

  105. Teams - Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Diame, Watson, Jones, Moses, Rodallega, Crusat. Subs: Pollitt, Di Santo, Maloney, Gomez, McArthur, Sammon, Stam.

  106. Welcome to the DW Stadium where Wigan host Fulham in a bottom of the table clash. What will the outcome be today? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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