Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Fulham 2- 0 Wigan Athletic
Whoa, whoa. I'm way behind here. This was a good win against an improving Wigan side - although to be fair the Latics were never really in it.
AJ's first goals for the club were really well taken, the first in particular, and it looks like the wee slaphead has broken the trend of nearly all the goals being scored in front of the Putney End.
His second goal was quick thinking at its best, with Bullard's speedy free kick meeting a speedy AJ run behind the back line and a neat finish at the far post.
It is also marked the start of Jimmy Bullard starting to play well again, although he was mostly awful in this game again. The assist seemed to spark the potential again and got him in the right mind set. He couldn't buy a goal though, despite seemingly having more shots than anyone else in the league.
The one let off for Fulham in this game was Scharner heading over Schwarzer's bar in the 45th minute when someone of his aerial ability really ought to have scored. We were also amazed to see Woy Hodgson actually making some substitutions. Three of them as well! Overall it was a much more impressive performance than the 1-1 draw against the same opposition last year.
Johnny Pantsil is continuing to woo the Fulham fans, if not with his match performances then his eccentric behaviour around games. From his prayer stance before the match, to his map of honour after the games - he is winning a lot of people over than he wouldn't have been able to manage with his play alone.