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Fulham at Wigan:Match Info

last updated Thursday 13th September 2007, 3:37 PM

9th in Premiership
with 7 points

Played 5 games
  • Wigan lost the last two; home to Hull in the Carling Cup and away to Newcastle in the Premier League - both by 0-1 margins.

  • Won two, drawn one and lost two of their five Premier League matches under Chris Hutchings.

  • Seven points from the first five games equals their best start to a Premier League season.

  • Chalked up 10 points from the first six matches in their inaugural season in this league, and five points after six in their second season, 12 months ago.


15th in Premiership
with 3 points

Played 5 games
  • Fulham are on the longest current run in the Premier League without an away victory of 19 games, and have lost the last six

  • The first goal the Londoners score will be their 1,000th in top-flight football.

  • Lawrie Sanchez saw his side from SW6 gain a point with a 90th minute goal last time out (3-3 at Spurs), having witnessed them lose the previous two games in the last two minutes.

  • Fulham have not won at Wigan since prevailing 1-3 at second league level on 1 September 1992.
  • Five of their six Premier League goals have been scored in the second half.

  • The lowest placed of the four clubs holding 100% home Premier League records. The others are Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City.

  • Won both home league fixtures with a 4-0 aggregate; 1-0 against Middlesbrough and 3-0 against Sunderland.

  • One of four clubs yet to concede a home goal in the Premier League. The others are Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle.

  • After this there's a trip to Reading, then a home clash with Liverpool and an away fixture against Manchester United.

  • Antoine SIBIERSKI is Wigan's leading scorer with three Premier League goals.

  • If he plays:-
  • Jason KOUMAS will be making his 300th career league appearance (Tranmere, West Brom, Cardiff and Wigan).

  • Michael BROWN will be facing a former club. The 30 year old midfielder made 44 appearances (41 in the league) in a year and a half with Fulham, before his move to Wigan in July.

  • Suspended:-
  • Kevin KILBANE (one match)
JJB Stadium on 17 Mar 2007
Wigan (0) 0-0 (0) Fulham
Match Report

Filan, Taylor, De Zeeuw, Jackson, Unsworth, Valencia, Landzaat (Scharner, 78), Skoko, Kilbane, Heskey, Folan (Camara, 31)
Subs not used: Nash,Aghahowa,Cotterill,
Niemi, Rosenior, Bocanegra, Pearce, Queudrue, Smertin, Davies, Diop, Brown, Radzinski (John, 82 ), McBride (Helguson, 67)
Subs not used Lastuvka,Routledge,Dempsey,
Yellow card:
Yellow card:
Red card:
Red card:

Steve Tanner (Somerset)
  • Won one of their five Premier League games this season, and one of the last six; 2-1 home to Bolton on 15 August.

  • Conceded seven goals in the last three league matches (two, two and three), and failed to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.

  • Won two, drawn two and lost six of 10 Premier League matches under Lawrie Sanchez.

  • Completed 55 Premier League games since a win by more than a single goal (6-1, home to West Brom on 11 February 2006). That is the longest current such run by any club in this league.

  • Only had as few as four points after the first five games of a Premier League season once; 2004-05, when they went on to finish in 13th place.

  • Won 1,408 games and lost 1,408 in their league history.

  • 7. One of three clubs with double figures in the Premier League "Goals Against" column (10). The others are Bolton (10) and Derby (15).

  • One of three clubs without an away point in the Premier League. The others are Bolton and Derby.

  • Only bagged eight points from a last possible 57 away from home (eight draws in 19 winless games), since a 1-2 victory against Newcastle at St James' Park on 9 September last year. The success on Tyneside was their only maximum in 22 away Premier League games.

  • A home fixture against Manchester City follows this, before a Carling Cup tie home to Bolton, and a league trip to Chelsea.

  • Clint DEMPSEY, David HEALY, Diomansy KAMARA and Alexei SMERTIN are Fulham's leading scorers with two goals each. All except one of KAMARA'S have been netted in the Premier League.

  • If he plays:-
  • Carlos BOCANEGRA will be making his 100th Premier League appearance - all for Fulham.

  • Jimmy BULLARD will be facing his former club. The 28 year old midfielder made 157 appearances (145 in the league) and scored 11 goals (10 league) for Wigan between January 2003 and his move to Fulham in May last year.
League 8 8 12
Premier 2 1 1
League 86 4 4
Premier 1 1 0

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