Wigan climbs out of bottom 3 by drawing at Fulham
(AP Photo/Sang Tan)
LONDON (AP) Franco Di Santo lifted Wigan out of the English Premier League's relegation zone with a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw at Fulham on Saturday.
The Argentina striker made the visitors' pressure count when he cut in from the left and unleashed a fierce drive into the corner in the 71st minute.
Giorgos Karagounis's stunning strike, which went in off the post, had given Fulham a 22nd-minute lead and made it two goals in two games for the Greece midfielder.
However, Wigan deservedly claimed a point, which allowed Roberto Martinez's team to climb above Aston Villa on goal difference into 17th place in the standings.
Updated January 12, 2013