Championship
FulhamFulham0WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers3
James Henry and Richard Stearman
Richard Stearman (right) joined Fulham from Wolves on transfer deadline day

Substitute Sheyi Ojo scored one and made another as Wolves climbed into the top half of the Championship with victory over 10-man Fulham.

The hosts were up against it from the moment Tom Cairney was dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Adam Le Fondre.

Striker Le Fondre then got the faintest of touches on to Ojo's shot to give Wolves a 56th-minute lead.

On-loan winger Ojo made it 2-0 with a low left-foot drive before James Henry curled in a 20-yard free-kick.

Wolves' victory was their first in five league and cup games, lifting them to 10th in the table, and was the perfect response to owner Steve Morgan putting the club up for sale on Monday.

Fulham went into the game on the back of three wins in four Championship games, including a 4-0 west London derby victory over QPR, but they were on the back foot early on, such was Wolves' tempo.

Seeing red
A total of four players have been sent off in Wolves' last three Championship matches.

Kenny Jackett's side needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with nine-man Preston on Saturday, but started brightly at Craven Cottage as Benik Afobe and Henry both forced saves out of Andy Lonergan.

Nathan Byrne also fired wide from close range before Cairney, who had earlier seen a shot saved by Emiliano Martinez, was sent off after jumping in to a challenge with Le Fondre.

Wolves took advantage when Ojo, on a season-long loan from Liverpool, saw his 20-yard shot take the slightest of deflections off Le Fondre.

Ojo doubled the lead three minutes later when his low left-foot drive beat Lonergan at his near post, with Henry putting the result beyond doubt after Le Fondre was brought down by Tim Ream.

Fulham boss Kit Symons:

"When it's not your night, it's not your night. You've got to take it on the chin. It is disappointing and hard to take, but it happens sometimes.

"Friday was a great night for us and I could sympathise and had empathy towards what Chris (Ramsey, QPR manager) and what he went through.

"Obviously the sending off changed it massively. It was always going to be hard to play at the levels that we did on Friday night, but we were doing okay in the first half, a bit too open but we were very much in it."

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"I felt we've played well in all but sort of most games.

"We haven't really had a complete performance, but the Championship is a good standard with some very, very good clubs.

"You can see from Fulham, where they had a fantastic performance against QPR (winning 4-0) in the last game here and did very, very well."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 7FredericksSubstituted forVoserat 76'minutes
  • 5Stearman
  • 13Ream
  • 40Husband
  • 10CairneyBooked at 35mins
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 23O'HaraSubstituted forMattilaat 84'minutes
  • 18PringleSubstituted forChristensenat 60'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 12Lewis
  • 14Mattila
  • 15Voser
  • 16Woodrow
  • 21Christensen
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 33Burn

Wolves

  • 26Martinez
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 3Golbourne
  • 25ByrneSubstituted forOjoat 45'minutes
  • 11McDonald
  • 19Price
  • 7HenrySubstituted forWallaceat 90+2'minutes
  • 10Afobe
  • 29Le FondreSubstituted forEnobakhareat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ikeme
  • 2Doherty
  • 8Saville
  • 12Wallace
  • 20Ojo
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 48Enobakhare
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
14,838

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home5
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo.

  4. Post update

    Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by James Husband (Fulham).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces James Henry.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Fulham. James Husband tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Adam Le Fondre.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  11. Post update

    Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  13. Post update

    Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  15. Post update

    Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Kay Voser replaces Ryan Fredericks.

  18. Post update

    Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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