Friday 24 February 2017

Johnson ends goal famine

Wigan 1 Fulham 1

Phil Medlicott

Fulham boss Mark Hughes backed Andrew Johnson to keep scoring after the striker's first Premier League goal in almost two years rescued a point for the Cottagers at Wigan.





The hosts went ahead in the 57th minute through Hugo Rodallega, who neatly guided the ball over David Stockdale.

Substitute Johnson made it 1-1 with four minutes of normal time remaining, unleashing a shot that hit Gary Caldwell on its way towards goal, leaving Ali Al Habsi unable to stop it going in.

Johnson, who has been blighted by injuries, had not scored in the top flight since March 2009, but Hughes is convinced the former England international will now start hitting the back of the net more regularly again.

"That will do him the world of good," Hughes said. "All he has been missing in recent weeks in terms of performances is goals. Now he is off and running, I'm confident that he will kick on and score goals for us from now until the end of the season."

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