Belfast Telegraph

Fulham claim last-minute victory

Philippe Senderos' last-gasp header earned Fulham a deserved 2-1 Barclays Premier League victory against relegation-threatened Wigan.

Shortly after Pavel Pogrebnyak had cancelled out Emmerson Boyce's strike, the Russian struck a shot off the underside of the bar which he felt had crossed the line.

However, Fulham attacked undeterred and got their just reward when Senderos met John Arne Riise's free-kick to put a stop to Wigan's recent revival.

Clint Dempsey burst down the left flank early in the first half and went down under pressure from Gary Caldwell but referee Lee Mason waved away the penalty appeals.

Jordi Gomez then fired over, before Damien Duff miscued with the goal gaping.

The Latics took the lead in the 57th minute when Boyce followed up his pass to Connor Sammon and hit an exquisitely-struck shot from 20 yards into the bottom left hand corner.

The lead lasted just over 60 seconds as Pogrebnyak hit a left-footed effort past Ali Al-Habsi.

The Russia international then hit a shot which hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down toward the line but the officials ruled it was not a goal.

Clint Dempsey forced Al-Habsi to parry and Pogrebnyak's follow-up bobbled onto the post.

Senderos got the winner as he headed home Riise's free-kick.


From Belfast Telegraph