Saturday 1 November 2014, 3:00pm at DW Stadium, Wigan
Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic
3
Forshaw (pen) 9'; Espinoza 54'; Maloney 82'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Christensen 30'; Ruiz 36', (pen) 88'

9' Penalty

Adam Forshaw

54' Goal

Roger Espinoza
Assist by Leon Barnett

82' Goal

Shaun Maloney
Assist by Roger Espinoza

22' Yellow Card

Callum McManaman Card was given for a foul

77' Yellow Card

James McClean Card was given for arguing during match

85' Red Card

Leon Barnett

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:James McClean
Off:Emyr Huws

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shaun Maloney
Off:Callum McManaman

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Iván Ramis
Off:Roger Espinoza

30' Goal

Lasse Vigen Christensen
Assist by Scott Parker

36' Goal

Bryan Ruiz
Assist by Ross McCormack

88' Penalty

Bryan Ruiz

32' Yellow Card

Nikolay Bodurov Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Ross McCormack Card was given for a foul

77' 2nd Yellow Card

Ross McCormack Card was given for arguing during match

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:George Williams

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Bryan Ruiz’s late penalty secured Fulham a point at Wigan in a game of six goals and two red cards.

Bryan Ruiz’s late penalty secured Fulham a point at Wigan in a game of six goals and two red cards.

After Adam Forshaw had put the hosts in front from the penalty spot in the ninth minute after Kostas Stafylidis’ foul on Callum McManaman, the Whites turned the game on its head before the break when Lasse Vigen Christensen and Ruiz scored in quick succession.

Wigan drew level soon after the restart through Roger Espinoza and Fulham were reduced to 10 men when Ross McCormack was shown a second yellow card with 13 minutes left.

Substitute Shaun Maloney looked to have won it for Wigan late on but Fulham refused to lie down and when Hugo Rodallega burst clear, he was hauled down in the box by Leon Barnett who was shown a straight red. Ruiz stepped up and scored to grab his second of the game and earn Fulham a share of the spoils.

After making wholesale changes for the League Cup in midweek, Kit Symons reverted to his favoured league starting XI for his first game as permanent boss. There were, however, two amends to the side that beat Charlton Athletic 3-0, with Elsad Zverotić and George Williams coming in for Tim Hoogland and Sean Kavanagh, who didn’t travel.

Don Cowie dragged an early shot wide for Wigan after outmuscling Stafylidis, before Fulham broke away at the other end. McCormack should have done better when he received Christensen’s pass but he saw his scuffed effort blocked.

Wigan were handed a golden chance to go in front in the ninth minute when Stafylidis chopped down McManaman in the box. James Adcock pointed straight to the spot and former Brentford man Forshaw slotted the resulting penalty down the middle to put the hosts in front.

Dan Burn took the sting out of a Maynor Figueroa header soon after and Nikolay Bodurov nodded a corner over his own bar as Wigan continued to press.

Fulham finally began to get into the game on the 20-minute mark. A great run by Williams saw the youngster get to the byline and cut the ball back to Rodallega whose prodded shot from six yards was deflected over. McManaman went into the book soon after for a bad challenge on Ruiz on the right flank.

Marcus Bettinelli turned away a stinging drive from Marc-Antoine Fortune at his near post in the 25th minute, while Zverotić put too much on a shot after latching onto Christensen’s pass moments later.

Fulham hauled themselves level on the half-hour mark. A long ball towards Rodallega was flicked on by the striker to the overlapping Christensen. The Dane held off the challenge of a Wigan defender to score past Scott Carson from a tight angle. Soon after Bodurov was booked for a foul on McManaman when he appeared to get the ball.

Four minutes later Rodallega forced Carson into a great one-handed save with a shot from just outside the box. A Wigan player appeared to handle the ball in the ensuing goalmouth scramble but nothing was given despite Fulham’s protests.

It mattered little as Fulham went in front 60 seconds later. McCormack picked up the ball on the left and his cross to the far post was turned in off the chest of Ruiz from close to the line.

Bodurov made a great block on McManaman to keep the Whites in front soon after in what proved to be the final action of note in the first half.

There were no changes by either side at the break and it was Wigan who made the early running with Fulham content to sit deep. Cowie got a header all wrong from McManaman’s determined run and cross but it was soon 2-2. A long punt forward hung in the air and Fortune beat Bodoruv to nod the ball into the path of Espinoza. There was still plenty for the Wigan man to do but he fired a superb shot past Bettinelli from 20 yards to haul the Latics level.

Fulham were living dangerously but almost got their noses back in front in the 58th minute when Carson denied McCormack’s volley after a strong run by the impressive Christensen.

A stretching Rodallega nearly got on the end of a Williams cross in the 65th minute and the young Welshman should have done better when he chested down McCormack’s clipped pass but sent his left-footed effort wide.

McCormack went into the book in the 72nd minute for catching James Tavernier down by the corner flag. And five minutes later, McCormack was making his way down the tunnel after being shown a second yellow card following an altercation on the far side with substitute James McClean.

And Wigan made their numerical advantage pay when they took the lead in the 82nd minute. Substitute Maloney had only been on the field for a matter of minutes when he was found in the box by Espinoza and slotted home from eight yards.

Williams was replaced by Moussa Dembélé soon after and Fulham were suddenly handed a chance to draw level when Rodallega burst clear and was hauled down in the box by Barnett who was dismissed. Rodallega needed treatment and after a long wait Ruiz took the spot-kick, firing his effort straight down the middle to make it 3-3.

Six additional minutes were added on before the final whistle sounded.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 1 November 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 12,084

Referee: James Adcock

Wigan Athletic

Line-up: Carson; Tavernier, Barnett, Kiernan, Figueroa; Forshaw; Cowie, Huws (McClean 62'); Espinoza (Ramis 87'); McManaman (Maloney 81'), Fortuné

Unused substitutes: Nicholls, Kvist, Waghorn, Delort

Manager: Uwe Rösler

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Zverotic, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen, George Williams (Dembele 84'); Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Hutchinson, Roberts, Hyndman, David, Woodrow

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Watford 15 29
2 Middlesbrough 15 27
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 27
4 Derby County 15 26
5 Norwich City 15 26
6 Blackburn Rovers 15 25
7 A.F.C. Bournemouth 14 24
8 Ipswich Town 15 24
9 Charlton Athletic 15 23
10 Nottingham Forest 15 22
11 Cardiff City 15 22
12 Brentford 15 22
13 Sheffield Wednesday 15 20
14 Huddersfield Town 15 20
15 Reading 15 18
16 Millwall 15 17
17 Rotherham United 15 17
18 Wigan Athletic 15 16
19 Leeds United 15 16
20 Fulham 15 15
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 14 13
22 Birmingham City 15 12
23 Bolton Wanderers 15 11
24 Blackpool 15 6
Goals
3
3
Total Shots
17
13
Shots On Target
8
4
Passing Accuracy
73%
71%
Fouls
15
11
Corners
10
5
Offsides
4
3
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
1
1
Wigan Athletic (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 1Scott Carson
  • 2James Tavernier
  • 25Leon Barnett
  • 30Rob Kiernan
  • 31Maynor Figueroa
  • 29Adam Forshaw
  • 19Don Cowie
  • 14Emyr Huws
  • 18Roger Espinoza
  • 15Callum McManaman
  • 32Marc-Antoine Fortuné
Substitutes
  • 13Lee Nicholls
  • 4Iván Ramis
  • 10Shaun Maloney
  • 11James McClean
  • 36William Kvist
  • 33Martyn Waghorn
  • 49Andy Delort
Manager
  • Uwe Rösler
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 27George Williams
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 30Chris David
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+6' Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic).
  • 90'+3' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90' Hand ball by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).
  • 88' Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 87' Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Iván Ramis replaces Roger Espinoza.
  • 86' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 86' Delay in match Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 85' Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.
  • 85' Penalty conceded by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 85' Penalty Fulham. Hugo Rodallega draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces George Williams.
  • 82' Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 2. Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.
  • 81' Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Shaun Maloney replaces Callum McManaman.
  • 81' Offside, Wigan Athletic. James Tavernier tries a through ball, but Roger Espinoza is caught offside.
  • 77' James McClean (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77' Second yellow card to Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 76' Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Roger Espinoza with a cross.
  • 74' Offside, Fulham. Dan Burn tries a through ball, but George Williams is caught offside.
  • 73' Hand ball by Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic).
  • 72' Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 71' Foul by James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic).
  • 71' George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 70' Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic).
  • 70' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Attempt missed. George Williams (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 64' Attempt missed. James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Forshaw.
  • 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Tavernier.
  • 63' Offside, Wigan Athletic. James Tavernier tries a through ball, but Roger Espinoza is caught offside.
  • 62' Rob Kiernan (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 62' Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James McClean replaces Emyr Huws.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Forshaw.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 59' Foul by James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic).
  • 59' George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Carson.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.
  • 57' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 56' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 55' Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
  • 55' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 54' Goal! Wigan Athletic 2, Fulham 2. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maynor Figueroa with a headed pass.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emyr Huws with a headed pass.
  • 53' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Callum McManaman with a cross.
  • 51' Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 51' Foul by George Williams (Fulham).
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.
  • 48' Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).
  • 47' Attempt saved. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Tavernier.
  • Second Half begins Wigan Athletic 1, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Wigan Athletic 1, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Emyr Huws.
  • 44' Offside, Wigan Athletic. Don Cowie tries a through ball, but Maynor Figueroa is caught offside.
  • 44' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 44' Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Tavernier with a cross.
  • 40' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 38' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 38' Delay in match Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 36' Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Fulham 2. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.
  • 34' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 34' Foul by Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 32' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 32' Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 30' Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Fulham 1. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Parker with a through ball.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a through ball.
  • 26' Offside, Wigan Athletic. Roger Espinoza tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.
  • 25' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 25' Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 22' Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 22' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 22' Foul by Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic).
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rob Kiernan.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Williams.
  • 20' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 20' Foul by Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic).
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 19' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Foul by Rob Kiernan (Wigan Athletic).
  • 17' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Rob Kiernan (Wigan Athletic).
  • 14' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Tavernier with a cross following a corner.
  • 14' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 13' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 13' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 13' Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).
  • 12' Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Tavernier with a cross.
  • 11' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 9' Goal! Wigan Athletic 1, Fulham 0. Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
  • 9' Penalty conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 9' Penalty Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 9' Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Emyr Huws with a cross.
  • 8' Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Elsad Zverotic.
  • 7' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but George Williams is caught offside.
  • 7' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Foul by James Tavernier (Wigan Athletic).
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 3' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 3' Adam Forshaw (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Don Cowie (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Carson following a set piece situation.
  • 1' Offside, Fulham. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.