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January 12, 2013 10:00 AM EST
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 25442‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-1 Wigan

Both sides' lack of confidence shone through in a Premier League game low on quality and inventiveness aside from emphatic strikes by Giorgos Karagounis and Franco Di Santo

By Josh Clarke

  • Mark Schwarzer
    2
    0
    3.50

    Mark Schwarzer

    After a particularly quiet first half, was tested severely in the second - proving equal to Maloney's strike before making a couple of decent stops from Di Santo.

  • Brede Hangeland
    0
    1
    2.50

    Brede Hangeland

    Too often sought to pump long balls early on, before being given a second half run-around by Di Santo

  • Aaron Hughes
    0
    1
    2.50

    Aaron Hughes

    Defended well to begin with but as Wigan clicked through the gears, his afternoon became more and more disjointed.

  • Sascha Riether
    1
    1
    3.50

    Sascha Riether

    Constant drives forward were an impressive part of his side's attacking dynamic, with the full-back slipping in Karagounis to break the deadlock.

  • Giorgos Karagounis
    4
    1
    3.50

    Giorgos Karagounis

    Moment of class - stepping on to the ball, shimmying and firing in off the post from 18 yards out to give his side the lead - nearly proved the difference. Became over-ran as game drew on.

  • Kieran Richardson
    0
    1
    2.50

    Kieran Richardson

    Threats down his side were kept to a minimum though could have had a bigger impact bombing on in the first half when Fulham were firmly on top.

  • Damien Duff
    1
    1
    3.00

    Damien Duff

    Played out on the right and cut in on his left foot to present Figueroa with plenty of food for thought. Waned in influence.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alexander Kacaniklic

    Showed the odd spark but never effected the game in a sustained manner.

  • Dimitar Berbatov
    11
    0
    2.50

    Dimitar Berbatov

    Displayed his usual array of tricks and feints without ever really threatening Al Habsi's goal.

  • Mladen Petric
    0
    1
    3.00

    Mladen Petric

    Provided the graft up top that Berbatov doesn't, while also mirroring his strike partner's inventiveness with a few clever touches of his own.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    0
    0
    3.50

    Bryan Ruiz

    Played from deep in his side's midfield though Fulham looked much better when he burst through the middle and linked up with Berbatov

Substitutions

  • Chris Baird
    0
    1
    3.00

    Chris Baird

    Given a brief run around at the end but had little chance to effect the game

  • Ashkan Dejagah
    4
    0
    3.00

    Ashkan Dejagah

    Given two minutes at the end.

  • Hugo Rodallega
    1
    0
    3.00

    Hugo Rodallega

    Almost threatened to punish his old team but could only rifle his effort into Ramis after being brought off the bench.

  • Ali Al Habsi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ali Al Habsi

    Absolutely no chance with Karagounis' strike yet otherwise found himself with very little to do.

  • Gary Caldwell
    1
    0
    3.50

    Gary Caldwell

    Defended stoutly with Fulham largely restricted to shots from distance.

  • Emmerson Boyce
    1
    0
    3.00

    Emmerson Boyce

    Vicious delivery from the right should have been converted by Di Santo but, spending long periods sat back defensively, found limited chances to attack effectively. Dramatic clearance off the line saved his team at the death.

  • Iván Ramis
    0
    0
    2.50

    Iván Ramis

    With Wigan's wing backs virtually camped in their own half, the numerical advantage meant Ramis was never fully overwhelmed.

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    1
    3.00

    Maynor Figueroa

    Was kept busy by the dual threat of Riether and Duff down the right, who were equally happy to test the defender both inside and out. Was penned back in his own half for the majority of the game.

  • James McCarthy
    0
    0
    2.50

    James McCarthy

    Was here, there and everywhere though found himself outsmarted at every turn by the impressive combination of Ruiz and Karagounis.

  • David Jones
    1
    0
    2.50

    David Jones

    Carelessness in possession sometimes led to Wigan being unable to effectively build on their possession and was replaced just after the hour mark

  • James McArthur
    0
    0
    2.00

    James McArthur Flop of the Match

    Missing in action for large stretches in a game he struggled to find a foothold in.

  • Jean Beausejour
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jean Beausejour

    Had to double-up to aid Figueroa in his defensive duties and consequentially had scanty opportunity to provide service to his front men.

  • Franco Di Santo
    2
    0
    3.50

    Franco Di Santo Top of the Match

    Struggled to leave a impression in the first but was key in the second. Improved effort clipped the post before excellent finish drew his side level

  • Shaun Maloney
    0
    1
    2.50

    Shaun Maloney

    Fully anonymous in Wigan's attack until his driven effort forced Schwarzer to tip onto the bar.

Substitutions

  • Ronnie Stam
    0
    1
    3.00

    Ronnie Stam

    Short chance to stretch his legs at the game's climax

  • Jordi Gómez
    0
    1
    2.50

    Jordi Gómez

    Brought on to try swing the game Wigan's way but barely touched the ball

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