Hangeland hails Senderos following Wigan winner

The Swiss defender scored an 89th-minute winner during Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win against the Latics and has now received high praise from his colleague
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has hailed team-mate Philippe Senderos following his 89th-minute winner against Wigan on Saturday.

Cottagers forward Pavel Pogrebnyak pegged the Latics back just a minute after Emerson Boyce's opener, setting the stage for Senderos to head home and grab a last-gasp three points.

And Hangeland praised the Swiss defender's overall performance but admitted he is unconcerned by who scores the goals.

“I thought Philippe had a good game,” he told Fulham’s official website.

“I was really happy for him to score the deciding goal. It doesn’t really matter who scores the goals as long as you win but you could see he was really pleased and we’re all pleased for him so it’s happy days!”

Despite the narrow nature of the victory, Hangeland insisted his side deserved the spoils for pegging back a team who have been in blistering form.
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“It looked like they were going to frustrate us because it was a difficult game against a team that’s been on a really good run,” he continued.

“When they scored it was looking a bit difficult but to be honest I thought we deserved to win.

“We created more chances than them and luckily Pavel pulled one back just after they scored and then we had some good chances and deserved to win so I’m really happy we were able to grind out the result we needed today.”

Finally, the 30-year-old set his sights on the Cottagers' upcoming fixtures and hopes they can maintain their fine run of form.

“It sets us up nicely for the next two games, we were really keen to get a win today because obviously we’ve got two difficult away games coming up," he added.

"Having said that though we’re on a good run of form and things are looking good so we’ll go up to Merseyside and do our best to get some points at Everton and then Liverpool.”