Wigan Athletic 1-1 Fulham, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Wigan Athletic 4-2-3-1



Fulham 4-2-3-1

Half Time: 1 - 0 DW Stadium ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Fulham’s faint hopes of automatic Championship promotion were ended with a fortunate 1-1 draw against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

The Cottagers could have taken the lead as early as the second minute as Aleksandar Mitrovic skied a close range effort following a low Joe Bryan cross. 

Wigan recovered well though as Kieffer Moore had a goal disallowed on 28 minutes after tucking home a spilled save from Fulham keeper Marek Rodak.

However, four minutes later Moore got his head to Nathan Bryne’s delightful cross to give the Latics the lead.

Fulham responded through a Neeskens Kebano free-kick that curled effortlessly into the top left corner four minutes after the interval.

The second-half was an end-to-end affair as both sides pushed to try and find a winner in their respective promotion and relegation battles.

Wigan’s Leon Balogun saw a header saved brilliantly by Rodak, while at the other end Aboubakar Kamara saw an effort saved off the line. 

The result consigns Fulham to fourth in the table and a Play-Off semi-final encounter against Cardiff City while Wigan look likely be relegated after their points deduction is enforced. 

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Marek Rodak’s incredible reaction save from Leon Balogun’s header ensured Fulham came away from Lancashire with an undeserved point.

Moan of the Match

Fulham lacked a sense of urgency at times and were second best for the majority of the encounter.

Talking Point

After a number of near misses in the past, will Fulham be able to secure promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs?

Man of the Match

Neeskens Kebano – scored a delightful free-kick and always looked positive going forward.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – a poor match with Wigan fans feeling hard done by with his decision-making as Fulham proved the beneficiary a number of times.


In what was a crazy day in the Championship, fans must have been screaming at their TV’s for a full 90 minutes.


It was an intriguing game of football, but overall Fulham were lucky to grab a point after a sensational Wigan performance.

Line Ups

Wigan Athletic 4-2-3-1

Marshall; Bryne, Kipre, Balogun (Garner, 90+3), Robinson; Williams (Evans, 90+3), Morsy; Lowe, Dowell (Gelhardt, 84), Naismith; Moore

Subs not used:

Jones, Dobre, Massey, Mlakar, Pearce, Roberts


Morsy, Robinson, Williams

Fulham 4-2-3-1

Rodak; Odoi (Kamara, 82), Hector, Ream, Bryan; Arter (Johansen, 72), Cairney (Christie, 82); Knockaert (Reid, 66), Onomah, Kebano; Mitrovic

Subs not used:

Bettinelli, Le Marchand, Mawson, Sessegnon, McDonald


Odoi, Onomah, Kebano, Hector

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