Full-time here at the Cottage. Boos ring out and it was poor of Fulham to let Wigan back in the match. Many thanks for joining me.
A goal-saving challenge on the line from Figueroa saves Wigan's point. What a block that is
Back underway here, where we still have a few minutes of stoppage time after that delay
Ivan Ramis is being stretchered off with a nasty knee injury, replaced by Ronnie Stam
Chris Baird sums up Fulham's second half with a cross that goes about fifteen yards over
Kacaniklic off for Fulham, replaced by Dejagah
Five minutes to find a winner and force me into a rewrite of a match report!
Great save from Mark Schwarzer from Franco Di Santo, tipping round the post. Close to 2-1
Baird on for Duff. Ruiz will move on to the right wing
A cross from Riether is deflected and Al-Habsi is forced to claw the ball away from his goal
Every time Fulham get the ball they lose it within three or four passes. It just isn't working today
And still Wigan press, Maloney winning a corner
Some serious unrest from the home faithful. They must be so disappointed with their side since half-time
It is all Wigan now as they push for a winner
Boos ring round the ground as Fulham again pass the ball out of play. So lacklustre from the home side
Di Santo now wins a corner after a strike on goal from a tight angle
Fulham deserve exactly that after being so sloppy and uninventive during this second half, and they just didn't close down Di Santo
He has been poor today, but that is a wonderful strike from the forward. And that is why he can be frustrating...
GOAL!!! Amazing strike from Franco Di Santo
Emerson Boyce gets a talking to from Mark Clattenburg. Sensible refereeing in what whas been a game of little malice
Nice feet from McCarthy, but his team mates fail to provide enough support and he is crowded out.
Corner for Fulham as the game has quietened considerably
David Jones is replaced by Jordi Gomez for Wigan
First change for Fulham, and Petric is replaced by Hugo Rodallega
Beausejour goes hard in on Duff, but no free kick decision from the referee. It looked 'meaty'!
Great effort from Di Santo, flicking up the ball to himself before volleying wide. Better from the striker
Petric again fires over from a free kick. Not good enough today from the Croatian
Again Di Santo fires a pass out of play. He cannot have long left.
Schwarzer again dives to save from Maloney, but mroe comfortable this time
Fantastic challenge from Richardson to block Di Santo. Wonderful defending
What a save that is from Mark Schwarzer. Strike from Maloney takes a deflection, and the goalkeeper tips it onto the bar
That sums up Di Santo today. Great work to control the ball and get into a good position, but the final ball is not good enough
Gary Caldwell gets a talking to from the referee for a hard challenge on Berbatov
Wigan finally get their foot on the ball and look to settle. Di Santo needs som support up top
Wasteful from Berbatov. Some delightful touches during the first half, but he has drifted out of the game
Wigan struggling to get on the ball at the start of the half
Fulham start on the offensive, with Damien Duff attacking down the right, but it is cleared
No changes at the break, as Wigan look for a way back into this game
Back under way here at the Cottage
Fulham are 4/11 to go on and claim all three points as they lead at the break with Wigan given little chance of a comeback at 10/1 to win and 11/4 to salvage a draw. Di Santo is actually rated as the next likely next goalscorer at 6/1 ahead of Berbatov (7/1)
And that is half time. Join me for more in fifteen minutes...
we will have one minute of added time
It is, without doubt, the worst corner I've seen this season, dribbling out from David Jones.
Di Santo does well to win a corner for Wigan
Therein lies the issue with the Argentinean at this level
Chance for Di Santo, who manages to miss from four yards on the half volley. He puts it over and should have scored
The game slightly meandering towards half-time, the quality slightly lacking from both sides as we near the break
Petric with a header for Fulham, but it's more of a knock-down, and no-one is there to pick up the pieces
Kieran Richardson takes an awful free kick, fully twenty yards over the bar. Poor
Cynical pull back by McArthur. The easiest yellow card Mark Clattenburg will ever give
Kacanikilic fires on his weaker side from the edge of the box but it flies over
The ball is cleared behind for a corner
Fulham win a free kick near the goalline out wide, a good opportunity here...
It is wasted by being taken short. One of my pet peeves there
Beausejour goes down under a crunching Riether tackle, giving Wigan a free kick out wide
In fairness to Wigan, they have responded well and firmly on the front foot.
Wigan have a free kick from thirty yards. Jones takes it and the ball falls to Di Santo, whose shot is blocked by Hangeland in the unmentionables
Chance for McArthur, whose first touch gets him an opening. He fires straight at Schwarzer, but better from the visitors
Wigan have only got points once from a losing position this season, against Reading. They must respond
Fulham had started to dominate possession, and have scored after a bright Wigan opening. Plenty to do for Martinez's men
That's a world class finish from the midfielder. If you're good enough, you're young enough
What a GOAL that is by Karagounis. Drops his shoulder to beat McArthur and fires from 20 yards off the post. Wonderful goal
Berbatov controls the ball majestically and fires at goal, but it is blocked
Fulham just beginning to enjoy some sustained pressure, and the crowd voice their pleasure
Fulham dispossess Ramis and bear down on goal. Kacaniklic's ball into the box is not good enough and Wigan concede a corner
Bryan Ruiz is certainly operating as a central midfielder, with Berbatov and Petric as the forwards
A couple of sloppy touches from both sides, which has just reduced the tempo and verve of the game
Petric forges some space on the edge of the box but fires over for the second time. Good build up from Fulham, however
A slight lull as both teams enjoy calm possession in defence
Maloney dispossesses Berbatov and crosses, but Fulham head clear
First corner of the game goes to Fulham, but it's wasted after being taken short
Berbatov is a fraction away from controlling a looped ball into the box, but Al-Habsi can collect
A really good tempo the game here, which is encouraging
Petric hits it, but it is always going over, and draws groans from the crowd
A free kick right on the edge of the box for Fulham, Mark Clattenburg rightly awarding for a push by Shaun Maloney
McArthur dwells on the ball from the edge of the area, and Fulham scramble clear
Shot by McArthur is comfortably over from 25 yards, but Wigan continue to press here
After a slow start, Wigan are enjoying far more of the ball here
Chance for Wigan. A scruffy shot from the edge of the box and Di Santo can only roll it to Schwarzer. He was offside, however.
Bryan Ruiz seems to be dropping deep into midfield early on here, leaving Berbatov up top
Damien Duff is flagged offside when through on goal. Correct decision
Di Santo fouls Karagounis, who goes down theatrically
Fulham start brightly, quick passing around midfield
We are underway...
The sides are out at Craven Cottage, although I already make it 3pm so we may be late getting underway.
Wigan half-time Fulham full-time is Sky Bet's 25/1 long-shot tip ahead of this one. For the more reserved gambler, we go 8/13 that both teams score or you might fancy 5/2 on the draw. In the first goalscorer market, Berbatov leads the way as the most backed player at 5/1.
Wigan are currently partaking in the kind of warm-up that would give me a stitch in seconds. Steady on lads
I can inform you that QPR and Spurs have just played out a 0-0 draw. I'll be honest, I want more goals and action than that game.
Fulham have won their last four home games against Wigan, and in last year's fixture Philippe Senderos scored a late winner after Emerson Boyce had opened the scoring.
Nick Seddon has got in touch, and believes that there is 'no reason' why Wigan can't win today. Whilst true, two away wins since August isn't ideal.
Half an hour now until kick off, and the best way to describe the weather by the Thames is 'cold'. Very cold.
So it will be Dimitar Berbatov to start for Fulham, whilst Hugo Rodallega will have to wait to face his former club as he is benched
Subs: Stockdale, Riise, Senderos, Baird, Kasami, Rodallega, Dejagah
Fulham: Schwarzer; Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Richardson; Duff, Ruiz, Karagounis, Kacaniklic; Berbatov, Petric.
Huzzah, the Fulham team news is in...
Martin Lally, meanwhile, is a little more reserved as a Wigan fan: "Really hoping for a Wigan win but our record at Fulham is poor."
So, goals predicted. I like your style Vincent
Vincent Okwuanya has got in touch with his prediction: "Henriquez and Berbatov to score. Fulham to win 3-1."
Henriquez, signed on loan from Manchester United, does make the Wigan bench however
Which, according to this, means that new signing Roger Espinoza does not make the matchday squad
Wigan: Al Habsi, McCarthy, Caldwell, Jones, Di Santo, Maloney, McArthur, Boyce, Ramis, Beausejour, Figueroa Subs: Pollitt, Stam, Golobart, Gomez, McManaman, Boselli, Henriquez
The Wigan team is in...
First request is for you to get in touch with me @danielstorey85 on Twitter and let me know your thoughts and predictions for the match.
Both teams were on a shonky old run until recent away victories, with Fulham winning at West Brom and Wigan at Villa
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