The FA Cup - Third Round
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Fulham 0-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

FA Cup: Fulham 0-0 Wolves highlights

Fulham and Wolves played out an entertaining draw in the third round of the FA Cup.

Leon Clarke slammed a rebound wide with the goal gaping after Bakary Sako's powerful strike hit the post early on.

A jinking run from Sako on the edge of the Fulham area resulted in the Mali international firing agonisingly wide of the target.

Scott Parker lifted Seko Fofana through on goal late on but Carl Ikeme blocked well to ensure a replay for Wolves.

An even opening period saw Cauley Woodrow turn and blaze over from the edge of the Wolves box, while Sako fired fiercely at Marcus Bettinelli as both teams struggled to create a significant chance early on.

The second half began in much more open fashion as Lee Evans fired at Bettinelli moments before both Woodrow and Fofana rifled over Ikeme's bar.

James Henry's header forced a strong hand from the Fulham goalkeeper just minutes before the former Millwall midfielder nicked the ball off Shaun Hutchinson's foot and was again denied by The Cottagers' stopper in a high-tempo second half.

Sean Kavanagh slid a pass into Hugo Rodallega late on, who smashed a snapshot into the side netting.

Both sides displayed positive, attacking intent and will eagerly await the replay, which will take place during the week commencing Monday, 12 January at Molineux.

Fulham manager Kit Symons: "It was probably a typical cup tie. There was a lot of blood and guts, a lot of endeavour.

"It probably lacked that little bit of quality, a little bit of craft and guile for either side to score the goal.

"I thought we sort of started okay in the game. I thought there were a few chances for both teams really."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett: "Anybody would miss Bakary Sako and we will. He is very popular with the crowd, popular with the players.

"He goes to the African Nations now, but the plus side is that the window is open.

"We've got to make sure we work hard enough internally and externally, if needed, to cover that gap that's going to be there.

"His ambition is the Premier League - so is ours - but as and when something comes of that sort of level, we'll deal with it then. But, personally, do I hope it doesn't happen? Yes, I do."

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 37Grimmer
  • 6Bodurov
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 8ParkerBooked at 17mins
  • 12Fofana
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forKavanaghat 32'minutes
  • 16WoodrowSubstituted forDembeleat 71'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 20Rodallega

Substitutes

  • 1Kiraly
  • 10Ruiz
  • 14Roberts
  • 25Dembele
  • 27Williams
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 33Burn

Wolves

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Ikeme
  • 33Iorfa
  • 5Stearman
  • 6Batth
  • 2Doherty
  • 7Henry
  • 14EvansBooked at 69mins
  • 19Price
  • 4Edwards
  • 9ClarkeSubstituted forDickoat 63'minutes
  • 10Sako

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 18Ricketts
  • 20McAlinden
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 27Jacobs
  • 29Kuszczak
  • 40Dicko
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
11,879

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

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    Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

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    Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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    Seko Fofana (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Henry.

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    Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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    Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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    Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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    Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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    Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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    Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).

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    Attempt saved. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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    Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

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    Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

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    Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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    Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).

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    Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

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    Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).