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Fulham 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers

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:

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Kit Symons on Fulham v Wolves

"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:

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Kenny Jackett on Fulham v Wolves

"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

Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.

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.

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

Foul by James Husband (Fulham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces James Henry.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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

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.

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

Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Kay Voser replaces Ryan Fredericks.

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

Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Husband.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Ben Pringle.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Henry.

Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton9630137621
2Middlesbrough96211751220
3Reading9432147715
4Hull9432127515
5Birmingham94321410415
6Cardiff94321310315
7Burnley94321210215
8Ipswich94321515015
9Derby9351107314
10Wolves93331211112
11Nottm Forest933399012
12Sheff Wed93331213-112
13QPR93331417-312
14Fulham93241514111
15Leeds9252911-211
16Huddersfield92431011-110
17Charlton9234912-39
18Blackburn9153101008
19Brentford92251217-58
20Rotherham92251117-68
21Bolton9153612-68
22Preston9144610-47
23MK Dons9216813-57
24Bristol City91351119-86
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