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Denis Odoi was delighted to break his goalscoring duck as Fulham staged a second half rally to come from behind and beat struggling Wigan Athletic in a five-goal thriller at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

The Belgian full-back’s first goal for the club came at a crucial time as he smashed in a 25-yarder from a quickly taken free-kick to level the contest nineteen minutes from time. Odoi told GetWestLondon Sport:

That’s not my speciality so I’m happy I was able to help the team that way. It was a nice first goal.

Odoi, who was restored to the starting line-up this afternoon in place of the suspended Ryan Fredericks, echoed the thoughts of his head coach Slavisa Jokanovic that Fulham still have plenty to work on after sloppiness at the back nearly cost his side very dear.

I think we were relieved. We got the three points and the win, but we also need to think about our performance. Possession wise we were strong but we weren’t solid enough in defence. If we had defended solidly, it would have been an easy game.

We were obviously frustrated. They didn’t have one chance – we just gave them the goals and made it too easy for them.