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Match Report: Fulham 2 - Wigan Athletic 2

Points! We got one.

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Four games left, ooooooo- anyway, we got a point as Wigan came back in the second half earlier today.

We found ourselves up after just four minutes of decent attacking - a long ball from James Husband was cleared into the path of Sean Kavanagh, his pass to McCormack being met with a curled effort from outside the box and into the net, making this the Scotsman's 15th goal in all competition.

Wigan responded by applying pressure for a while, but all that came out of it was an effort from 40 yards out by Harry Maguire in the 19th minute, which flew straight into the stands. Scott Parker dodged a booking just a minute later after he caught James McClean on the outside of the box before he took a shot. Jermaine Pennant made it 1-1 with the resulting free-kick, curling it over the Fulham wall and past Marcus Bettinelli.

Dan Burn caught a booking in the 27th minute for fouling Kim Bo-Kying as Wigan started to take possession, but we started to latch onto the ball and get back into the game, with McCormack catching a long ball from Micharl Turner and taking a shot, but unfortunately it was blocked by Emmerson Boyce. Matt Smith ended up making it 2-1 two minutes later, when Ryan Tunniclife found him in space just 35 yards out, before the striker took a touch and launched the ball straight over Scott Carson and under the crossbar. Sean Kavanagh caught a booking as well as a yellow card for catching Pennant on the stroke of halftime.

Neither side made any changes for the start of the second half, but Wigan decided to bring on Martyn Waghorn for Marc-Antoine Fortune in the 57th minute for a corner. From the set piece, McClean headed towards Bettinelli, the ball finding the keeper's hands in the process. McCormack's shot was sent down while Kavanagh shot the rebound far too high and wide, before Kit Symons bought on Cauley Woodrow to replace Smith.

Wigan managed to bring it level in the 69th minute when Pennant's corner found its way to Maguire, whose flick of the ball hit the path of Jason Pearce at the back post, heading into goal from just a few yards out. We almost equalized shortly after, but Burn headed a free Kick from McCormack over the bar, before Bryan Ruiz came on to replace Kavanagh.

Parker forced Carson to save with nine minutes left, his left footed shot from just outside the box making for a comfortable save by the keeper. Woodrow's shot was also held by the Wigan goalie as the game began to reach its end. The young striker had one more chance on goal in injury time, which was blocked by Gaetan Bong. McCormack came off for Konstantinos Stafylidis in stoppage time, but the game ended before an attack could be produced.

Our next game is against Rotherham United at home on Wednesday evening. Let's try and win!