Last Updated: 22/09/12 10:16pm
FULL TIME. That's it, Fulham win here at the DW. My 2-1 prediction was right, just the wrong way around!! Ah well, there's always another day!! Cheers for being with us today, stay with us for reaction.
Beausejour takes the free-kick but Kone's header goes wide at the far post and the ref blows for full time.
GOAL - KONE!!!! Maloney takes the corner and the ball falls to McManaman on the edge of the box. He tries a shot and it falls to Kone six yards out. He turns and shoots into the bottom right corner. Game on!!!
Wigan win a free-kick 35 yards on the right. They feed the ball to Miyaichi who tries to cross into the box but Berbatov is there to clear on the edge of the box.
McCarthy tries to release Miyaichi into the right corner but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Kone crosses from 20 yards on the left but McCarthy can not get his head on it. The ball hits Sidwell and Wigan again appeal for a penalty but the ref again waves on.
Miyaichi crosses from ten yards on the right but the ball hits Riise in the box and Fulham clear. Miyaichi appeals for handball but the ref is having none of it and waves play on.
Sidwell's cross from the right takes a deflection and falls into the path of Berbatov who takes one touch before he shoots at goal from 12 yards and Al Habsi gets down well to his right to save.
Miyaichi does well to get to the right byline before crossing into the centre and Schwarzer tips over for a corner on the left.
Wigan win a free-kick 30 yards out in front of goal. They feed the ball to Miyaichi who crosses into the box from the right but Hughes heads away.
Miyaichi and McManaman are on for Caldwell and Boyce as Martinez's makes his last throw of the dice.
Figueroa wins a throw in ten yards out on the right. He takes and Wigan keep good possession before McCarthy's cross from the right is intercepted by Hangeland who clears.
Beausejour takes the free-kick and Ramis heads at goal from eight yards in the centre but Schwarzer saves.
GOAL - DUFF!!! Duff gives the Cottagers a two goal lead. Rodallega cuts in from the left before feeding the ball to Ruiz in the centre. He is tackled but manages to feed the ball to Duff on the right who slots home from 16 yards.
Ruiz takes the corner but Wigan win the ball and break forward before McCarthy's shot from 15 yards on the right is saved by Schwarzer to his right. Boselli latches onto the loose ball but puts it wide from close range attempting to lift the ball over the keeper.
Ruiz hits the free-kick around the wall but Al Habsi dives to his right and punches out for a corner on the left.
Kone tries to release Boyce into the right corner with a cross field ball but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Kone is played on one-on-one with Schwarzer but the striker takes a heavy touch and the keeper is quickly out to save with his left leg and Fulham clear.
Duff crosses from the right byline to Kacaniklic in the centre but Caldwell tackles and Wigan clear.
Beausejour crosses from ten yards on the left and Schwarzer and Hangeland both go for the ball in the box. The keeper catches the ball and Hangeland needs treatment on the pitch for the knock he took.
Beausejour puts the corner into the box but Hughes partially clears at the near post. Wigan feed the ball to Boyce on the right who crosses from 12 yards and Watson shoots wide from ten yards at the near post.
Kone tries to run at the near post from the left after winning the ball off Hughes and wins a corner on the left.
Beausejour attempts a cross from 16 yards on the left but his effort is over hit and goes out harmlessly on the far side.
Berbatov is caught by Figueroa for a Fulham free-kick just inside their half. They take the free-kick but Watson wins the ball.
First view - Corinne has been in touch to say: "Hope your bet works out Steve, but feel it will end 1-1 with Kone grabbing the equaliser." Cheers Corinne, enjoy the second half!
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 7/1 for a Wigan win, 5/2 for the draw and 4/9 for a Fulham victory. My 2-1 to Wigan with Rodallega to score first is still on, let's hope the Latics can comeback in the second period and pull off my 80/1 bet! What are your views / predictions? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best.
HALF TIME. Fulham go in a goal ahead after Rodallega's header against his old club. Stay with us for the second period. Can Wigan come back? Send your views / predictions to email@example.com
Wigan come again and Beausejour crosses into the box from 15 yards on the left but Hangeland clears.
Beausejour plays a one-two before running to the left byline but Duff tracks back and makes a great tackle to win a goal kick.
Wigan take the free-kick and Beausejour tries a cross-cum-shot from the left edge of the box and Schwarzer puts it out for a corner on the right.
Wigan come again and again keep good possession before Watson's 30 yard effort from in front of goal goes well over.
Wigan take the corner and keep good possession before Berbatov nips in to steal the ball off Watson on the edge of the box and clears.
Riise takes the free-kick but Figueroa intercepts the ball before crossing to Gomez whose left-footed effort from ten yards in the centre hits the left post and bounces away. Watson latches onto the loose ball but blasts well over from just outside the box
Wigan press again and Maloney tees up McCarthy whose shot from 20 yards on the right is deflected out for a throw in ten yards out on the right.
Wigan keep good possession but Gomez's shot from 20 yards on the left is charged down before Ramis loses the ball.
GOAL - RODALLEGA!!!! Berbatov crosses from 12 yards on the right and Rodallega outjumps Caldwell in the centre to head home from eight yards!!!
Duff takes the corner but Beausejour clears at the far post. Wigan break forward and Kone feeds the ball to Gomez who tries an effort from 30 yards in the centre but it is well wide and over and Maloney is livid as he was in a better position on the left if Gomez had of passed.
Wigan break forward and Figueroa puts in an absolute beauty of a cross from 30 yards in the left which clears everyone and Boyce meets it running in at the far post but heads wide from six yards. He should have at least hit the target.
Berbatov tries an effort from 30 yards in front of goal and Al Habsi has to push his swerving shot out for a corner on the right.
Fulham take the corner but Wigan partially clear before Kacaniklic's pass from the left is intercepted by Caldwell who clears.
Berbatov tries a long effort from 12 yards on the left and Al Habsi gets down low to his right to push the ball around the post and out for another corner on the left.
Duff takes the corner and Baird flicks on at the near post and Beausejour has to clear off the line at the back post with Rodallega lurking.
Fulham come again and Duff crosses into the box from ten yards on the right and Ramis has to head out for a corner on the right.
Fulham press and Berbatov crosses from eight yards on the right into the centre. Rodallega heads at goal from eight yards but Al Habsi saves low to his right.
Probert is back on his feet to applause and is able to continue. There is a drop ball and play continues.
Fulham take the throw in and Watson and Sidwell go for the ball and clatter into the ref. Lee Probert is the meat in the sandwich and is down and is needing treatment on the pitch! He is waving the red card in jest!
Wigan take the free-kick and keep possession before Figueroa concedes a throw in near the half way on the right.
Wigan keep good possession before Beausejour attempts to get to the left byline but he slips and falls over attempting to cross and the ball rolls out for a goal kick.
Riise takes the throw in 15 yards out on the left but Wigan win the ball and break forward. Boyce tries to cross into the box from 20 yards on the right but it is over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Duff takes the second corner but Wigan scramble the ball partially way before Berbatov tries an effort from 15 yards on the left but his low effort is deflected out for a throw in by Boyce.
Wigan break forward and Beausejour crosses twice into the box from the left but Schwarzer gathers the second cross and Fulham clear.
Kacaniklic tries to run into the left side of the area but Boyce tackles on the edge of the box and clears.
Kone tries an effort from 30 yards in front of goal. it is a powerful shot but straight at Schwarzer who gathers on his line.
My prediction: I think Wigan will win 2-1, with Rodallega scoring first for Fulham against his old club. That scorecast pays a handsome 80/1! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 11/8 for a Wigan win, 12/5 for the draw and 15/8 for a Fulham victory. For a full market, click here
Teams - Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Duff, Baird, Sidwell, Kacaniklic, Berbatov, Rodallega. Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Kasami, Petric, Ruiz, Karagounis, Briggs.
Teams - Wigan: Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa, Beausejour, McCarthy, Watson, Gomez, Maloney, Kone. Subs: Pollitt, Jones, Crusat, McManaman, McArthur, Boselli, Miyaichi.