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MATCH REPORT: Latics Produce Stunning Comeback To Knock Premier League Side Fulham Out Of The Emirates FA Cup

6 January 2019

Match Reports

MATCH REPORT: Latics Produce Stunning Comeback To Knock Premier League Side Fulham Out Of The Emirates FA Cup

6 January 2019

Oldham Athletic produced a stunning display to come from a goal down to beat Premier League side Fulham 1-2 at Craven Cottage.

Denis Odoi had given the home side the lead before a Sam Surridge penalty and Callum Lang’s winner proved to be enough.

Daniel Iversen also saved a penalty from Alexsandar Mitrovic as Latics provide one of the shocks of the third round in the Emirates FA Cup.

The first half was quite an even affair with Fulham seeing much of the ball, but without creating much trouble on the Oldham goal.

Latics created the first opening from a nice move down the right-hand side resulted in Lang firing a cross in across the six-yard box, but nobody was there to finish off the move.

The home side had the first shot of the game as Maxime Le Marchand crossed in from the left with Floyd Ayite heading wide at the back post.

That same combination provided another chance for Fulham as Ayite got across his man at the near post, but he headed wide once again.

Latics created a decent chance minutes later as Lang’s cross was cleared as far as Jordan Lyden who could only volley over from the edge of the box.

Pete Wild’s side created did probably have the best chance of the half as Christopher Missilou won the ball back for Latics on the halfway line.

He sent Gevaro Nepomuceno down the left who found Chris O’Grady in the middle with a low ball in, but O’Grady’s shot was deflected towards goal with Marcus Bettinelli able to scramble across to save.

Fulham took the lead seven minutes into the second half as Kebano’s cross was only cleared as far as Odoi who volleyed home.

Substitute Surridge forced a decent save from Bettinelli before Kebano missed a glorious chance to double the lead as he went running through before curling an effort wide.

Peter Clarke saw a header cleared off the line from a Mohamed Maouche corner before Clarke was fouled by Ryan Sessegnon in the box as Anthony Taylor pointed to the penalty spot.

Surridge stepped up and slotted it into the bottom left-hand corner to send the away end into chaos.

Fulham were awarded a penalty of their own as Misslou fouled Tom Cairney in the box, with the help of VAR to give the decision.

Mitrovic had just been subbed on and his first contribution was to see his penalty brilliantly saved by Iversen diving to his left.

It just got better, and the magic of the cup proved itself once again as Nepomuceno crossed into Lang who’s downward header beat Bettinelli in goal.

Jean Michael Seri fired a chance over in the last minute of stoppage time, but in truth Latics deserved something from the game and the fourth round awaits the side.

Attendance TBC (Away)


Bettinelli, Odoi, Chambers, Kebano (Sessegnon 73’), Cairney © (Mitrovic 84’), Ayite, Ream, Vietto, Le Marchand, Seri, Cisse

Oldham Athletic

Iversen, Hamer, Clarke ©, Edmundson, Nepomuceno, Lang, Lyden, Missilou, Branger-Engone, Maouche, O’Grady (Surridge 61’)

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