Saturday 3 January 2015, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers
0

17' Yellow Card

Scott Parker

32' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Sean Kavanagh
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Cauley Woodrow

69' Yellow Card

Lee Evans

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nouha Dicko
Off:Leon Clarke

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Fulham and Wolves will go again in the FA Cup after their Third Round meeting at Craven Cottage ended 0-0.

Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers will go again in the FA Cup after their Third Round meeting at Craven Cottage ended 0-0.

In a game of few good chances, Hugo Rodallega twice went close with overhead kicks in the first half, while Leon Clarke missed an open goal for the visitors.

It was a similar story after the break as both sides struggled to create any clear cut openings, although Rodallega did fire into the side-netting for Fulham and Marcus Bettinelli had to make a couple of saves at the other end.

The two teams will now meet in a Replay at Molineux to determine who advances to the Fourth Round.

Kit Symons made two changes to the side that tasted defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday. Lasse Vigen Christensen made his comeback from injury ahead of schedule at the expense of Emerson Hyndman, while Cauley Woodrow was preferred to George Williams who took his place amongst the substitutes.

The first sniff of goal arrived six minutes in when Christensen galloped forward having collected a cushioned Ross McCormack header, before sliding Rodallega in to his right. The Colombian drilled in an effort that took a big deflection to cause a problem for Carl Ikeme, but the Wolves goalkeeper adjusted his positioning well to pluck the ball from the air.

The first card of the afternoon was awarded on 16 minutes to Fulham Captain Scott Parker who was adjudged to have slid in too aggressively on Bakary Sako.

A Clarke header from James Henry’s cross four minutes later then drew a first save of the day from Bettinelli, but the Whites stopper wasn’t unduly troubled by the effort.

Woodrow worked an opening for himself with 24 minutes on the clock, but there was a cluster of Wolves bodies between him on the edge of the box and the goal, and the defenders evidently did enough to put him off as his left-footer sailed some way over the bar.

The visitors then wasted a decent chance up the other end as Sako was given space to shoot from distance on his favoured left boot, but he scuffed his shot and Bettinelli got down easily to save.

On half an hour Wolves somehow failed to take the lead. Sako’s powerful strike came back off the inside of the post after Bettinelli did brilliantly to get fingertips to it. But, with the open goal gaping, Clarke skewed his follow-up wide of the target.

Symons made his first alteration of the game two minutes later as Christensen made way for Sean Kavanagh. Hopefully it was a precautionary withdrawal.

McCormack looked to have played Rodallega in on goal on 38 minutes with a lovely slide-rule pass, but the ball got under Rodallega’s feet and the danger was averted.

Our number 20 went much closer moments later, though, when he connected first time with Seko Fofana’s cross, only to see his overhead kick ruffle the top of the net. So unlucky for the striker.

It seemed as though Rodallega was desperate to score an acrobatic effort before the half was out, and his angled overheader from Jack Grimmer’s cross was again an excellent try, albeit not quite as close to the target as his previous attempt.

Wolves started the second period strongly and a clever run from Lee Evans got him into a shooting position and his powerful strike had to be put behind by Bettinelli. From the resulting corner they performed a well rehearsed routine – as they did in the league meeting earlier in the season – but this time, unlike on that occasion, Sako skewed wide.

On 54 minutes good determination from Grimmer saw him keep the ball in play on the right flank before catching the Wolves men around him unawares by dinking it into Woodrow. The young striker cut infield purposefully but the strike at the end of his run cleared the crossbar.

The move gave Fulham confidence, though, and they went close with a venomous Fofana effort shortly after which only just missed the target.

Just after the hour mark Wolves made their first substitution as Clarke was replaced by Nouha Dicko in a straight swap up top.

On 65 minutes Henry got up really well to connect with a deep cross. He sent his header back across goal but Bettinelli read the threat well and backpeddled to tip the ball over.

Three minutes later another sweet Parker through ball fed Woodrow on the edge of the box. He took a great first touch to turn beyond his man and create a shooting position, but his strike flew over the angle of post and crossbar.

Wolves were then shown their first yellow card of the tie as Evans was cautioned for taking down McCormack.

On 70 minutes Fulham were given a huge let-off when Bettinelli saved from Henry after he’d broken through following a slip by Shaun Hutchinson.

Symons then made a switch up front, as Woodrow made way for Moussa Dembélé.

Moments later a neat Kavanagh pass fed Rodallega in the box but his shot from a tight angle flew into the side-netting.

On 78 minutes Sako showed some neat footwork on the edge of the box and eventually rifled in a strike on his right foot that missed the far post by about a yard.

Following a Wolves corner on 87 minutes, Parker launched a dangerous counter attack that saw him play Fofana in. The on-loan midfielder was in a race with Ikeme to get to the ball and reached it first but could only poke his shot into the body of the on-rushing Wolves stopper.

That proved to be the last decent chance of the tie and the sides will now meet again to see who progresses in the competition.

 

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup

Date: Saturday 3 January 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 11,879

Referee: Lee Probert

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Parker, Fofana; Christensen (Kavanagh 32'), Woodrow (Dembele 71'), McCormack; Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Burn, Roberts, George Williams, Ruiz

Manager: Kit Symons

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Line-up: Ikeme; Iorfa, Stearman, Batth, Doherty; Henry, Evans, Price, Edwards; Leon Clarke (Dicko 63'), Sako

Unused substitutes: Kuszczak, Ricketts, Ebanks-Landell, Saville, Jacobs, McAlinden

Manager: Kenny Jackett

Goals
0
0
Total Shots
14
16
Shots On Target
1
5
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
7
9
Corners
6
6
Offsides
0
4
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-4-2)
  • 1Carl Ikeme
  • 33Dominic Iorfa
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 6Danny Batth
  • 2Matt Doherty
  • 7James Henry
  • 14Lee Evans
  • 19Jack Price
  • 4Dave Edwards
  • 9Leon Clarke
  • 10Bakary Sako
Substitutes
  • 29Tomasz Kuszczak
  • 18Sam Ricketts
  • 23Ethan Ebanks-Landell
  • 8George Saville
  • 27Michael Jacobs
  • 20Liam McAlinden
  • 40Nouha Dicko
Manager
  • Kenny Jackett
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 90'+3' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 90'+2' Seko Fofana (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Henry.
  • 90' Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 90' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 88' Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 88' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 87' Attempt saved. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 86' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 84' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 84' Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 82' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 82' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Henry.
  • 73' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 73' Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 70' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 70' Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 69' Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 69' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 68' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
  • 65' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 65' Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 63' Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko replaces Leon Clarke.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 62' Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 58' Foul by Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 58' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 55' Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 55' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Price.
  • 49' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
  • 47' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 47' Attempt saved. Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
  • 42' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 42' Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 40' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 39' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 32' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 32' Substitution, Fulham. Sean Kavanagh replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen because of an injury.
  • 31' Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 30' Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
  • 28' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 26' Delay in match Seko Fofana (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 25' Attempt saved. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 17' Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 17' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 17' Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 3' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.