Andrew Johnson nets his first Fulham goal at Craven Cottage
Andrew Johnson hit a double as Fulham earned their first win in six games against fellow strugglers Wigan Athletic at Craven Cottage.
Johnson slotted home his first goal for the club in the 10th minute from close range from Paul Konchesky's cross.
Wigan revived briefly, and Paul Scharner should have levelled for the Latics with a simple two-yard header.
Zoltan Gera hit the post for Fulham but Johnson finished neatly on 59 minutes from a Jimmy Bullard free-kick.
Both sides had not won a game in October, but the victory is a significant boost for Roy Hodgson's men as they seek to move up the Premier League table.
Hodgson delighted with win
Fulham were unchanged after their 1-1 draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Sunday.
Wigan boss Steve Bruce, meanwhile, dropped defender Titus Bramble to the bench after their 4-0 drubbing at home to Aston Villa.
After some scrappy early exchanges, Johnson emerged to put the Cottagers ahead following a well-worked move.
Bobby Zamora found Konchesky powering forward on the left flank and the defender's low inviting cross was turned in from close range by £10m signing Johnson, although there was a heavy suspicion of offside.
Johnson was unlucky not to grab a second when Gera did well to stretch past Emmerson Boyce and sweep the ball into the danger zone, only for the ball to break clear.
However, Wigan eventually responded, and on-loan Honduran Maynor Figueroa powered a left-foot shot a yard past the post from 25 yards, a sign that the visitors were edging into the contest.
Second best all night - Bruce
Amr Zaki then threatened the west Londoners with a raging run on the left, and his deep cross was headed agonisingly just over the crossbar by Paul Scharner.
It was a frustrating miss by the Austrian midfielder with Fulham holding out until the break.
Gera was unlucky in the 48th minute but he clipped the post from the edge of the six yard after a loose ball fell into his path.
Johnson, though, showed his predatory instincts were fully intact when he added the second for the west Londoners.
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