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Wigan Athletic 0-0 Fulham

Wigan v Fulham
Chris Martin's attempted overhead kick was one of very few half-chances

Wigan avoided a fifth-straight Championship defeat with a forgettable stalemate against Fulham, who remain unbeaten on their travels.

The visitors had the better of the first half, Neeskens Kebano's drive was pushed clear by keeper Adam Bogdan.

Gary Caldwell's side went close when Yanic Wildschut cut inside and found Michael Jacobs, but his shot went wide.

Fulham keeper David Button was forced into action at the death, tipping Nick Powell's effort over the crossbar.

The game was marred by a serious-looking injury to Wigan midfielder Alex Gilbey, who was stretchered off in the first half with his leg strapped.

The draw moves the Latics up a place, but they remain in the relegation zone, while Fulham drop out of the top six.

Wigan have now failed to beat the Whites in their last 16 meetings - their longest winless run against an opponent and Fulham's longest unbeaten run against a side in their league history.

Wigan boss Gary Cauldwell: "I think if we can get our defending right, we will win a lot of football matches. As an attacking team, I don't think there's many better in the league.

"The way we pass the ball is excellent, we cause teams a lot of problems, and we have attacking players who can score goals.

"We've scored in all but one game this season, and that is our main strength. We are very good going forward and that will get us points this season.

"If we can get the defending bit right, we'll be very difficult to play against."

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic: "I cannot be satisfied because we didn't win the game. In my opinion we played very well, especially in the first 45 minutes.

"We defended very well but it was the same problems as the last two games. We had a problem opening up the game and we didn't create enough chances.

"We were moving around the box but weren't creating enough chances and we didn't score.

"At the end it's good news because we kept the clean sheet but we didn't score a goal."

Line-ups

Wigan

  • 1Bogdan
  • 7GilbeySubstituted forByrneat 31'minutes
  • 3Buxton
  • 33Burn
  • 23Warnock
  • 17JacobsBooked at 59mins
  • 14Jordi GómezSubstituted forPowellat 77'minutes
  • 16MacDonald
  • 6Power
  • 31Wildschut
  • 9GriggSubstituted forLe Fondreat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 10Byrne
  • 11Le Fondre
  • 19Garbutt
  • 21Davies
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 25Powell

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 4OdoiBooked at 51mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 17Sigurdsson
  • 30R Sessegnon
  • 8Parker
  • 6McDonald
  • 10CairneySubstituted forTunnicliffeat 84'minutes
  • 23Sánchez RuizSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 7Kebano
  • 25MartinSubstituted forWoodrowat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 3Malone
  • 9Smith
  • 15Madl
  • 16Woodrow
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 20Piazon
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
10,582

Match Stats

Home TeamWiganAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Fulham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wigan Athletic 0, Fulham 0.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt blocked. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Burn.

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt saved. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Tom Cairney.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Warnock (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Max Power.

David Button (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Wigan Athletic).

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Adam Bogdan tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nick Powell replaces Jordi Gómez.

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun MacDonald (Wigan Athletic).

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Nathan Byrne tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Adam Le Fondre replaces William Grigg.

Attempt missed. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jacobs (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shaun MacDonald.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nathan Byrne (Wigan Athletic).

goal

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