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Seething Fulham manager Chris Coleman could not believe the paucity of his side’s performance as they were knocked out of the Carling Cup by Wigan Athletic on Tuesday.

Nathan Ellington’s 73rd minute goal proved to be the difference between the two teams and Coleman was furious with his weakened side.

“That was a major disappointment. There are no positives I can take from that performance. We got what we deserved which is nothing,” he said.

“I left a few of the lads out who played on Saturday, but the bottom line is we had enough experience and quality in that team to do a lot better than we did.

“It was not about team selection. It was the performance, which was just not good enough.

“We lacked effort, togetherness and that is the first time I have witnessed that since I took this job on. Hopefully, I won’t witness that too often in the future.

“We were not unlucky. It was Wigan who were unlucky not to beat us by more.

“If we had come away 3-0 losers then I could not have complained because they were a much better team.”

It is the second successive season Fulham have lost to the Latics in the competition following their 2-1 defeat in the fourth round last year.