Pavel Pogrebnyak kom igen på måltavlen efter en skadespause, da Fulham hjemme fortjent slog gigantdræberne fra Wigan med 2-1.
Fulham havde undervejs et utal af chancer for at afgøre kampen, men måtte vente indtil det 89. minut, før Philippe Senderos uventet blev den store helt med sit hovedstødsmål.
Inden da havde den lige så målsky Emmerson Boyce bragt Wigan i front i det 57. minut, før Pogrebnyak bare minuttet efter hamrede læderet i nettet bag en chanceløs Ali Al-Habsi.
Fulham manager Martin Jol var dog naturligvis tilfreds efter kampen på trods af Fulhams manglende skarphed i front:
“They had zero corners, no chances and they scored out of nothing so it would have been harsh if we had lost.
The first 20 minutes were good, we played down the flanks but it was very crowded.
With their goal it came out of nothing but maybe it came at the right time because we have the Pog and he scored.
It was good to see Philippe Senderos score as well.
It is not easy to play against them. I think we’ve learned from the matches we saw them play against the top sides.
They did ever so well and I saw them against Arsenal at the Emirates and they played so compact and didn’t give away too much.
There was no space on the flanks so we had to be patient.
The only problem is if you have to be patient you can fall asleep and they want that.
They are very good on the break with Victor Moses and that is what they did in all these games against Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool.
We were well prepared and in the end I think we deserved to win.”
Fulham Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Diarra, Murphy (Frei 81), Duff, Dembele, Dempsey, Pogrebnyak.
Bænk: Stockdale, Baird, Johnson, Kasami, Etuhu, Briggs.
Kort: Frei (87,ub).
Goals: Pogrebnyak 58, Senderos 89
Wigan Al Habsi, Boyce, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Figueroa, Beausejour, McArthur, McCarthy (Ben Watson 75), Gomez (Maloney 56), Di Santo (Sammon 33), Moses.
Bænk: Pollitt, Gohouri, Jones, Diame.
Kort: Caldwell, Boyce.
Mål: Boyce 57.
Dommer: Lee Maso