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Wigan Athletic 3-3 Fulham

Bryan Ruiz
Ruiz scored two goals in a match for Fulham for the first time since May 2013

Wigan and Fulham played out a thrilling draw at the DW Stadium which ended with both sides reduced to 10 men.

Adam Forshaw's penalty put Wigan ahead but Lasse Vigen Christensen and Bryan Ruiz scored to send Fulham in front.

Roger Espinoza equalised soon after half-time and Fulham's Ross McCormack was then sent off for a second booking.

Shaun Maloney put Wigan ahead once more and Leon Barnett then saw red for tripping Hugo Rodallega in the box, allowing to Ruiz score a late penalty.

The result means Wigan move up to 18th in the table while Fulham stay 20th, three points off the relegation zone.

Callum McManaman was tripped in the box by Konstantinos Stafylidis inside the first 10 minutes to allow Forshaw to convert Wigan's first penalty in their last three attempts.

But Fulham were level on the half-hour mark when Christensen held off Barnett and took it round Scott Carson before slotting home.

Carson then kept out a low shot from Rodallega but had no chance 10 minutes before half time as Ruiz chested home from a yard after a cross from the Championship's record signing McCormack.

Wigan started the second half the better and were rewarded when Honduras international Espinoza blasted them level from 25 yards.

McCormack was cautioned for a needless late tackle on James Tavernier with 20 minutes left and was in receipt of a second yellow five minutes later after a flare-up with James McClean.

Uwe Rosler sent on Maloney with 10 minutes to go and the Scot scored with his first touch to give Wigan what looked to be the winning goal.

But with five minutes left Rodallega was tripped inside the box by Barnett, earning the centre-back a straight red card and allowing Ruiz to calmly seal a point from the penalty spot.

Wigan boss Uwe Rosler: "We should have got the three points. When you go into the lead inside the last 10 minutes, you should win the game.

"But there was no pressure on the ball, we stayed high and let people in get behind us.

"At this level you shouldn't be talking about making mistakes like that.

"The good thing is we came back from behind like we did at Derby last week. We have more grit in the side and we are mentally stronger than we were."

Fulham boss Kit Symons: "There are two ways of looking at the result. To be 2-1 up at half-time leaves you a little bit disappointed not to win the game.

"But to be 3-2 down and a man light inside the last 10 minutes, you'd take a point, so that's what we'll be focusing on.

"I don't think I'll last too long (as a manager) if they're all like that.

"The three things I always talk about are trust, honesty and belief, and they were there in abundance today."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Carson
  • 2Tavernier
  • 25BarnettBooked at 85mins
  • 30Kiernan
  • 31Figueroa
  • 29Forshaw
  • 19Cowie
  • 14HuwsSubstituted forMcCleanat 62'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 18EspinozaSubstituted forRamisat 87'minutes
  • 32Fortuné
  • 15McManamanBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMaloneyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Ramis
  • 10Maloney
  • 11McClean
  • 13Nicholls
  • 33Waghorn
  • 36Kvist
  • 49Delort

Fulham

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 13Zverotic
  • 6BodurovBooked at 32mins
  • 33Burn
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 8Parker
  • 21Christensen
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDembeleat 84'minutes
  • 10Ruiz
  • 44McCormackBooked at 77mins
  • 20Rodallega

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Woodrow
  • 25Dembele
  • 28Hyndman
  • 30David
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
12,084

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3.

  3. Post update

    Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Wigan Athletic).

  7. Post update

    Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Iván Ramis (Wigan Athletic).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 3. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Iván Ramis replaces Roger Espinoza.

  11. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  12. Post update

    Delay in match Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) because of an injury.

  13. Dismissal

    Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) is shown the red card.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Fulham. Hugo Rodallega draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces George Williams.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Wigan Athletic 3, Fulham 2. Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Roger Espinoza.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Shaun Maloney replaces Callum McManaman.

  19. Post update

    Offside, Wigan Athletic. James Tavernier tries a through ball, but Roger Espinoza is caught offside.

  20. Booking

    James McClean (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.