Martinez delighted as Wigan take point from Fulham

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was delighted with their 1-1 draw at Fulham.

Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez was delighted with their 1-1 draw at Fulham.

Giorgos Karagounis' fantastic first-half strike put Fulham ahead but Franco di Santo levelled in equally impressive fashion, cutting in from the left to unleash a fierce drive past Mark Schwarzer.

"I am very, very pleased with the performance," Martinez said.

"I think we started the game really brightly and carried a very good threat in the attacking third.

"The goal came a little bit against the run of play and from that moment on it would be all too easy to accept the momentum was Fulham's.

"But I thought we restricted Fulham really well and they only had two shots on target - the goal and right at the end, with Maynor Figueroa's special clearance.

"In between those two actions I thought we were the better side. We defended really, really well.

"We restricted Fulham and carried a real good threat. I thought Mark Schwarzer was man of the match and I think his save to deny Shaun Maloney was maybe the save of the season.

"It had to be something special to beat him and I was glad Franco di Santo got the reward."

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