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Premier League • Day 31
  • 2nd Half
  • Fulham
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Traoré
    90'
  • AinaCavaleiro
    84'
  • Willian JoséSilva
    78'
  • ReedMaja
    74'
  • PodenceGibbs-White
    74'
  • Loftus-CheekZambo Anguissa
    63'
  • 1st Half
  • Fulham
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • NetoMoutinho
    32'
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Fulham - Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Full-time! Heartbreak for Fulham as they lose right at the death. Wolves take all three points thanks to Adama Traore's goal deep into stoppage-time.

90'+2

GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Wolves (Adama Traore): Wolves win it right at the end! Traore grabs his first goal in 16 months and it could spell the end of Fulham's time in the Premier League. It comes following a rapid counter-attack, with Silva feeding Traore and he beats Areola at his near post with a shot that has plenty of pace and power!

90'

More Wolves pressure. Fulham can only partially clear from their corner, Gibbs-White picks it up out wide but Kongolo blocks his attempted cross. There will be THREE minutes of added-time to play.

86' 

Wolves look like the shadow of the team that finished seventh in consecutive seasons. They have offered next to nothing in attack since the restart. They win a free-kick just now, Ait-Nouri finds Moutinho but his header doesn't test Areola.

  • Ivan Cavaleiro
    OffOla AinaFulhamFulham sub: Cavaleiro comes on for Aina in Parker's final throw of the dice. It's now or never.
    TodayFouls1
  • Ivan Cavaleiro
    OnIvan CavaleiroFulham
84'

Fulham sub: Cavaleiro comes on for Aina in Parker's final throw of the dice. It's now or never.

82'

Save! That's better from Fulham as Patricio finally has a stop to make. Robinson wraps his foot around the ball from 25 yards but the Wolves goalkeeper makes it look comfortable.

  • Fábio Silva
    OffWillian JoséWolverhampton WanderersWolves sub: Willian Jose makes way for Silva for the last 10 minutes. His wait for a first goal in the colours of Wolves continues.
    TodayFouls against1Wide1
  • Fábio Silva
    OnFábio SilvaWolverhampton Wanderers
80'

Wolves sub: Willian Jose makes way for Silva for the last 10 minutes. His wait for a first goal in the colours of Wolves continues.

79' 

Dendoncker heads onto the roof of the net from Semedo's free-kick delivery, and that's the closest Wolves have come for some time.

77' 

Robinson drills a teasing low ball right across the goalmouth but Wolves survive - just about. This is much more like it from Fulham, they're finally playing with some urgency.

76' 

Patricio has barely had a save to make all night and he can watch as De Cordova Reid's shot from distance drifts wide.

  • Josh Maja
    OffHarrison ReedFulhamFulham sub: Finally, Parker makes an attacking switch, with Maja replacing Reed. Fifteen minutes, can the hosts claim what would be a massive win?
    TodayHit Post / Hit Bar1Wide1Free Kicks5Corners2
  • Josh Maja
    OnJosh MajaFulham
75'

Fulham sub: Finally, Parker makes an attacking switch, with Maja replacing Reed. Fifteen minutes, can the hosts claim what would be a massive win?

  • Morgan Gibbs-White
    OffDaniel PodenceWolverhampton WanderersWolves sub: Gibbs-White comes on for Podence.
    TodayFouls against1Offsides1
  • Morgan Gibbs-White
    OnMorgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers
74'

Wolves sub: Gibbs-White comes on for Podence.

73' 

Despite their precarious position, Fulham still aren't committing many players forward. Anguissa races to the by-line but his cross is easily dealt with by the Wolves defence.

70' 

After good work from Anguissa in midfield to win Fulham a corner, Wolves fail to clear their lines and Aina keeps it alive. His cross is headed into the path of Reed, whose shot drifts wide of the near post.

68' 

Over! Saiss wins the argument to win the free-kick... but he'll wish he hadn't. He gets it over the wall but it's not coming down in time to test Areola.

67' 

Free-kick to Wolves! Traore draws the foul from Kongolo in a central position right on the edge of the penalty area. Saiss, Moutinho and Neves are over it...

65' 

Once again Fulham's final ball lets them down as Reed's cross is catching practice for Patricio. It's been the story of their season so far really.

  • André Zambo Anguissa
    OffRuben Loftus-CheekFulhamFulham sub: Anguissa comes on for Loftus-Cheek, who has been largely anonymous since missing that huge opportunity in the first half.
    TodayWide1
  • André Zambo Anguissa
    OnAndré Zambo AnguissaFulham
63'

Fulham sub: Anguissa comes on for Loftus-Cheek, who has been largely anonymous since missing that huge opportunity in the first half.

61' 

There's plenty of men forward as Fulham win a free-kick on the right flank. Mitrovic is the target and although he gets a connection on his header he can't test Patricio.

57' 

In a must-win game, Fulham continue to operate in their tried-and-tested fashion as Andersen picks out Robinson on the left flank. He rolls it to Reid on the edge of the penalty area but his first touch is poor!

55' 

There's a decent run from Traore, who barges his way through the middle before he's stopped by Kongolo. Now playing centrally, he is Wolves' danger man and looks most likely to make something happen.

54' 

Neves goes to ground and Wolves want Fulham to put the ball out of play to allow him to receive treatment. But it's not a head injury and the hosts play on. Neves then gets back to his feet.

52' 

It has been a slow start to the second half. It's a shame that VAR had to step in and ruin the only real moment of quality. But Wolves have to get up and go again. They're not safe yet and defeat here could drag them into a relegation scrap.

47' 

Fulham will be very thankful for Podence and his offside shoulder if the result stays like this. Newcastle, on the other hand, will be cursing their luck.

46'

Kick-off! Wolves get things moving in the second half!

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So, so close...

HT

Half-time! Late drama at the end of the first half but the teams go in at the intervel with the game goalless at Craven Cottage.

45'+3

Goal disallowed! Dear me, it has been ruled out. Podence was offside by the finest of margins. That is so cruel. A real let off for Fulham.

45'+2 

But wait, VAR is having a look to see if Podence was in an offside. It's very, very close.

45'+1

GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Wolves (Willian Jose): Willian Jose has his first goal for Wolves! It's all about his movement as he runs across his marker to meet Podence's beautiful cross and he beats Areola with a bullet header.

45'

Two minutes will be added on at the end of a rather forgettable first half.

43' 

Fulham are clearly targeting the left flank where Robinson is making a nuisance of himself. It's another good delivery as he searches for Mitrovic who climbs above his marker but can't direct his header at goal.

41' 

Wolves deal with the corner with relative ease before Jonathan Moss sees something else he doesn't like and awards the visitors a free-kick.

40' 

Tete has been a bright spark down the right and he wins Fulham a corner. Reed to take... The referee spots a bit of wrestling inside the penalty area and gives the players a lecture and we will have to wait a moment longer for the delivery.

37' 

Wide! Well, Nuno's change of system immediately prompts an attack and it falls to Traore, who drives forward from a central position. He has team mates either side but decides to take an early shot but scuffs it well wide of goal.

35' 

Wolves, it seems, have gone to a back three to match Fulham's. Traore will link up with Willian Jose in attack.

  • João Moutinho
    OffPedro NetoWolverhampton WanderersMoutinho, who is just recovering from injury, is the man to come on for Neto, and it looks like a change of shape for Wolves.
    TodayFouls against1Free Kicks1
  • João Moutinho
    OnJoão MoutinhoWolverhampton Wanderers
33'

Moutinho, who is just recovering from injury, is the man to come on for Neto, and it looks like a change of shape for Wolves.

31'

Neto picked up a knock a few minutes ago and now he's back on the ground seemingly unable to continue. This will be a blow for Wolves.

30' 

Pinball in the Wolves penalty area! It eventually drops to Mitrovic whose volley is blocked by Coady. And after a period of nothing Fulham are beginning to turn up the heat on the visitors.

28'

Close! Loftus-Cheek should score or at least hit the target! Andersen (again) builds the attack with a raking pass to the left flank. Robinson gets his head up and picks out Loftus-Cheek with a superb cross. He's trying to be too precise with his glancing header though and misses the target!

27' 

Another poor corner delivery from Wolves as the cross is catching practice for Areola.

25' 

After 25 minutes, there hasn't been a single chance of note. You can tell there's a lot riding on this game between two teams short on confidence.

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24' 

Traore hasn't been involved enough so far but he finally receives the ball in the final third and wins Wolves a corner. It's not a good delivery though and Fulham easily deal with it.

21' 

Another diagonal ball from Andersen sets up another Fulham attack as he finds Robinson on the left flank. There's not enough men inside the penalty area though and his cross is headed clear by Coady.

19' 

A nervy moment in the Fulham defence as Andersen concedes possession but Wolves can't capitalise.

18' 

Tete tries an early cross from deep, searching for Mitrovic. But he's not on his toes and can't quite keep up with a fast ball that skips across the surface and goes behind for a goal-kick.

16' 

Good defending from Robinson, who won't be beaten by Neto on the right flank. He wriggles him off the ball and shepherds it out for a goal-kick.

15' 

Tete somehow keeps alive Andersen's diagonal ball and hooks a cross into Wolves' six-yard box and although the visitors clear their lines that was a dangerous moment.

14' 

Oh my, that is such a poor delivery from Neto. A total of waste as he lifts the ball high and over the bar.

13' 

A period of patient build-up play from Wolves as they move the ball from left to right and back again. Semedo then takes matters into his own hands with a turn of space and draws the foul from Robinson to win the free-kick in a dangerous position.

10' 

If Fulham win tonight, their reward would be a place outside of the bottom three as they would move above Newcastle on goal difference.

7' 

Fulham go direct but Mitrovic, with his back to goal, can't make it stick. The hosts are playing with a back-three, with the wing-backs keen to get forward at every opportunity.

5' 

Traore tracks back and brushes Tete off the ball before he has the chance to drill a cross into the Wolves penalty area. Any appeals for a free-kick are simply ignored by the referee.

2'

An early chance! Wolves are playing in their third kit which looks suspiciously like the colours of Portugal. They win an early free-kick, Semedo whips it into the penalty area and onto the head of Willian Jose. He's still searching for his first goal for Wolves however as he glances his header just wide of the near post.

1'

Kick-off! The players take the knee before Fulham get us up and running in this huge Premier League game!

19:58 

A two minute silence is observed for Prince Philip by everyone at Craven Cottage.

19:55 

FIVE minutes until kick-off! It's Fulham versus Wolves in the Premier League. It's LIVE and it's NEXT!

19:40 

Nuno on Fulham (via the official Wolves website): "We have analysed all their aspects and Fulham is a good team. It’s a good team, has good players, so it’s going to be a very tough game for us. We know that each and every match of the Premier League is tough, so we must prepare ourselves to compete tomorrow against a very good team."

Nuno Espirito Santo
19:35 

Wolves could yet be dragged into a relegation scrap, although that is unlikely. Nine points separates them from the bottom three, but lose tonight and you just never know because nerves would jangle. They're without a win in five and currently occupy 14th in what can only be described as a miserable campaign considering the success they've enjoyed over the last couple of years.

19:30 

Parker: "I’m relishing this challenge, and the challenge that we’ve got ahead of us is seven games to put ourselves in an unbelievable position. We’re going to fight, scrap and do everything in our power to give ourselves a chance to try and stay in this division this season. It would be an incredible achievement for the team and for the football club and that’s my sole aim and and I’m looking forward to that."

Fulham boss Scott Parker
19:25 

Time is running out for Fulham in their battle to beat the drop - only six games remain after tonight. As it stands, they're three points adrift of Newcastle having played a game more. You feel tonight is must-win for the Cottagers.

19:20

Did you know? Fulham have never lost a home Premier League match against Wolves in five previous meetings (W2 D3). Their last home top-flight defeat to Wolves was in August 1967.

19:15 

Nuno Espirito Santo keeps faith in the Wolves team that lost 3-2 to West Ham on Friday night as he looks to bounce back from back-to-back defeats. He's also sticking with a back four despite the fact he hasn't kept a clean sheet using this system all season. Joao Moutinho is fit enough for the bench.

19:10 

Scott Parker makes just one change from the Fulham side that lost to Fulham, with Antonee Robinson coming in for the injured Ademola Lookman.

19:05

TEAM NEWS - Fulham XI: Areola, Tete, Andersen, Kongolo, Aina, , Lemina, Reed, De Cordova Reid, Loftus-Cheek, Robinson, Mitrovic.. subs: Fabri, Hector, Ream, Adarabioyo, Cavaleiro, Bryan, Onomah, Maja, Anguissa. /// Wolves XI: Patricio, Semedo, Coady, Saiss, Ait-Nouri, Neves, Dendoncker, Neto, Podence, Traore, Willian Jose.. subs: Ruddy, However, Silva, Gibbs-White, Vitinha, Moutinho, Richards, Kilman, Otasowie.

19:00 

Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of this big Premier League game down at the bottom of the table as 18th-placed Fulham host out-of-form Wolves. Team news to follow in a moment!