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Fulham vrs Wigan: Match Info

last updated Thursday 20th December 2007, 10:07 PM
 Fulham_logo  Fulham_logoFULHAM

in Premiership
with 13 points

Played 17 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 16th
Lowest could fall: 19th
wigan_logo wigan_logoWIGAN
in Premiership
with 12 points

Played 17 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 16th
Lowest could fall: 19th
  • Lost the last three; v Manchester United (2-0 a), Everton (3-0 a) and Newcastle (0-1 h).

  • Not lost four Premier League games in a row in 63 outings since defeated by Bolton (a), Arsenal (h), Everton (a) and Liverpool (a) between 26 February and 15 March 2006.

  • Picked up one point out of 15 from a 2-2 draw, home to Blackburn on 25 November.

  • Kept just two Premier League clean sheets all season, and failed to score in seven of the last 10 Premier League matches.

  • Won three of 22 Premier League matches under Lawrie Sanchez; just two in 17 this season.

  • The Premier League's draw specialists; seven of 17.

  • The current total of 13 points is their lowest ever return after the first 17 games of a Premier League season; always pocketed at least 18 points by this stage.

  • Won only one of the eight league games in which they've opened the scoring, and gained only eight points from the seven matches in which they were leading at half time; also, conceded 23 of their 28 goals in the second half (82%), and squandered 17 points from matches in which they held the lead.

  • Not won any of the last six Premier League games against north-west opposition, since beating Bolton 2-1 at home on 15 August.

  • This game precedes the Boxing Day derby at Tottenham, and another away game at Birmingham, before the New Year's Day lunchtime west London showdown with Chelsea at the Cottage.

  • Clint DEMPSEY and David HEALY are Fulham's joint top scorers with four goals each; only DEMPSEY'S are all Premier League goals.

  • Fulham have used more players than any other club in Premier League competition so far this season; 26.

  • If selected:-vJimmy 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.

  • If on the field from the outset:-

  • Carlos BOCANEGRA will be making his 100th Premier League start in Fulham colours.

  • Paul KONCHESKY will be making his 200th club career start (Charlton, Tottenham, West Ham and Fulham).
Craven Cottage on 28-Oct-2006
Fulham (0) 0-1 (0) Wigan
Match Report
Camara 83
Niemi, Rosenior, Knight, Pearce, Queudrue, Volz (Routledge, 53 ), Brown (Boa Morte, 69 ), Bocanegra, Claus Jensen, McBride, Radzinski

Subs not used: Lastuvka,Helguson,John,
Kirkland, Boyce, De Zeeuw, Webster (Jackson, 65 ), Baines, Teale, Scharner, Landzaat (Johansson, 77 ), Kilbane, Heskey (McCulloch, 52 ), Camara

Subs not used Pollitt,Cotterill,
Yellow card:
Yellow card:
De Zeeuw, Scharner
Red card:
Red card:

G Poll (England)
  • Last Saturday's victory over Blackburn ended a 13-game winless run in the Premier League.

  • Last recorded successive victories in the Premier League on 15 and 18 August; home to Middlesbrough and Sunderland respectively.

  • Not kept a clean sheet in 14 Premier League matches since prevailing 3-0 at home to Sunderland on 18 August; it's the longest such run by any club in this division.

  • Conceded more goals in the last 10 minutes of Premier League matches than any other club (10).

  • Accrued only 12 points after the first 17 matches; their tallies in the two previous seasons at this stage were 28 and 22 points respectively.

  • One of six clubs still without a win away from home in the Premier League.

  • Not won a Premier League match in 14 against London clubs, nor in seven trips to the capital, since the 0-2 triumph at West Ham on 6 December 2006; not scored in three successive fixtures with London clubs against Chelsea (h), Spurs (a) and Arsenal (a).

  • Like Derby, they have only gained one point on their league travels this term from a 1-1 draw with West Ham at Upton Park on 25 August.

  • Picked up just one win in 13 on their Premier League travels from a status-saving 1-2 victory at Sheffield United on 13 May; lost to Newcastle, Reading, Manchester United, Birmingham, Tottenham, Arsenal and Bolton in their last seven on the road.

  • A home clash with Newcastle is scheduled for Boxing Day, and another home fixture against Aston Villa three days later, before visiting Liverpool on 2 January.

  • Marcus BENT is Wigan's leading scorer with six Premier League goals, including a hat-trick against Blackburn last Saturday.

  • Wigan have only six different players on their goalscorers list; Bent has twice as many goals as anyone else.

  • If selected:-

  • 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.

  • Fitz HALL will be playing two days before his 28th birthday.

  • If on the field from the outset:-

  • Ryan TAYLOR will be making his 100th career league start (Tranmere and Wigan).

  • Suspended:-

  • Mario MELCHIOT (one match)
Alan Wiley (Burntwood, Staffordshire)
League 8 2 4
Premier 1 0 1
League 12 9 8
Premier 1 2 2

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