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Fulham 2-1 Wigan Athletic

Emmerson Boyce of Wigan Athletic celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wigan Athletic at Craven Cottage.
Emmerson Boyce of Wigan Athletic celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Wigan Athletic at Craven Cottage.

Well all good things come to an end don't they. But if you are already reading the media it means that Wigan are heading straight down now. Let me clear a couple of points first, we have lost at a team we haven't beaten in over four seasons, while we are still three points ahead of Blackburn. The only thing that really could throw a spanner in the works is QPR beating Tottenham. But I digress we are a Wigan Athletic blog.

So the game today. I wasn't expecting much, and really we didn't get very much as well. The team was the same as that against Arsenal, that meant Jordi Gomez kept his place as Shaun Maloney took to the bench.

With that in mind the first half, was as flat as a very flat thing. That said the most exciting thing to happen was Franco Di Santo hobbling off to be replaced by Connor Sammon. Neither side really made the other keeper work and if they did it was flat and straight at them.

With that said Wigan were containing Fulham, and it was looking like the game was going to head straight and flat for a point.

But the game would change with a frantic two minutes which would see Latics take the lead only to be pegged back by a Pavel Pogrebnyak goal straight away. Had we held out then the story of the game could have and would have been quiet different.

We took the lead through an Emmerson Boyce strike that was 20 yards out. That's right, you did hear me correct our faithful defender managed to score a superb goal, which looked to have set Wigan on their way to three straight victories. But we are Wigan we don't things the easy way.

Instead we let Fulham slip in the back door and score due to Clint Dempsey playing a two one with the Russian striker Pogrebnyak who scored and immediately pulled Fulham level.

It was to be the way of the game with both sides starting to have flashes of goal. John Arne Riise looking likely to score for Fulham wide on their left hand side, Ali Al Habsi getting down well to save the shot.

While it was our left winger causing them problems. Victor Moses was cutting through them like a knife and if he had got a better final product then it would have been a different story. Each time he either failed to find a man or the goal, it was the story of his, and Wigan's season.

That would then be shown even more clearly by the game slipping away from us, when on the 89th minutes Fulham would get their winner. Riise's free-kick found the head of Philippe Senderos and the goal would give Fulham all three points.

And that as they say, was that. Just what you can expect from Wigan and now setting us up now to go out and beat Newcastle United next weekend.