Wednesday 20 August 2014, 8:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers
1
Sako 15'
Fulham suffered a third consecutive defeat on Wednesday when Wolves left the Cottage with a 1-0 win.

8' Yellow Card

Sean Kavanagh Card was given for a foul

10' Yellow Card

Mark Fotheringham Card was given for a foul

74' Yellow Card

Konstantinos Stafylidis Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Ross McCormack

50' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Mark Fotheringham

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Cauley Woodrow

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Williams
Off:Sean Kavanagh

15' Goal

Bakary Sako
Assist by Scott Golbourne

90'+4 Missed Penalty

Bakary Sako

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Jacobs
Off:Rajiv van La Parra

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Fulham suffered a third consecutive defeat on Wednesday evening when Wolverhampton Wanderers left Craven Cottage with a 1-0 win.

Bakary Sako hit the game’s only goal after 15 minutes when he clinically finished off a well rehearsed corner routine.

The Whites did their best to create chances and get back into the game, but a firm Ross McCormack shot that just cleared the crossbar was the closest they came to an equaliser.

The visitors could have wrapped things up in stoppage time when they were awarded a penalty, but Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Joronen made a brilliant save to push Sako’s kick onto the post.

As he has done in each of our previous matches so far this season, Felix Magath handed a couple of players their debuts, with left-back Sean Kavanagh named in the starting XI alongside midfielder Mark Fotheringham. Patrick Roberts also made a first start for the Club.

The Whites made a bright start to the game, with Cauley Woodrow, Patrick Roberts and McCormack allowing the Wolves backline no time on the ball at all. The first major incident of note, though, came when Kavanagh was harshly booked on eight minutes for a late challenge on Rajiv van La Parra.

Fotheringham then followed his fellow debutant into the referee’s book with a challenge that certainly merited a yellow when he wiped out Sako.

Fulham hearts were in mouths when a long ball forward looked to have sent van La Parra through on goal, but Joronen read the danger well and beat the winger to the ball to punch away the danger.

The visitors took the lead after quarter of an hour courtesy of a neatly taken corner. The low set-piece was passed into the box by Scott Golbourne and dummied by Dave Edwards as Sako ran in to convert a smart first time finish inside the near post.

Edwards found some space on the edge of the box shortly after the half hour mark, but Scott Parker showed typical determination to close him down and block the shot from 20 yards.

Wolves almost doubled their lead on 39 minutes when a wicked inswinging free-kick from Sako was met by the rising Danny Batth, but the visiting captain directed his header marginally wide of the far post.

Magath waited just five minutes after half-time to bring on his first substitute, and it was an attacking one – Moussa Dembélé replacing Fotheringham. The switch saw McCormack take up a wide-left position, with Kostas Stafylidis moving into a central role alongside Parker.

The Frenchman almost made an immediate impact, too, collecting McCormack’s lay-off and drawing a first save of the game from Carl Ikeme with a low effort from the edge of the box.

With 57 minutes on the clock, Wolves missed a golden chance to double the lead. Kevin McDonald clipped in a delightful cross but full-back Matt Doherty got under the ball and headed over from close range.

The hour mark saw the Whites go as close as they’d gone all game. A tricky run by Roberts was halted 20 yards from goal with the loose ball sitting up nicely for McCormack, but the striker’s well struck effort whistled an inch over the bar.

It was end to end stuff under the floodlights, with Sako and Woodrow then each missing the target with speculative attempts at either end.

Van La Parra cut inside with 66 minutes played before unleashing a left-footed shot which drew a ripple from the side-netting as it narrowly missed the target.

The Dutch winger had impressed in parts during the game and his direct running drew a foul from Stafylidis on 74 minutes – earning the Greek a yellow card.

With just under 10 minutes remaining, Magath made another substitution, this time like for like as Woodrow made way for Hugo Rodallega. And the final change wasn’t long afterwards as one debutant was replaced by another – Ryan Williams coming on for Kavanagh.

Fulham put pressure on the West Midlands outfit as they pushed for an equaliser but their hopes were seemingly extinguished when the visitors were awarded a penalty in stoppage time when Nouha Dicko was felled by Cameron Burgess in the box.

Joronen, though, made a superb fingertip stop to push Sako’s spot-kick onto the post to at least give the home faithful something to cheer.

 

 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 20 August 2014
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,627

Referee: James Linington

Fulham

Line-up: Joronen; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burgess, Kavanagh (Ryan Williams 85'); Roberts, Parker, Fotheringham (Dembele 50'), Stafylidis; Woodrow (Rodallega 81'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Hutchinson, Voser, Eisfeld

Manager: Felix Magath

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Line-up: Ikeme; Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne; McDonald, Evans; van La Parra (Jacobs 86'), Dave Edwards, Sako; Dicko

Unused substitutes: McCarey, Ricketts, Ebanks-Landell, Henry, Leon Clarke, McAlinden

Manager: Kenny Jackett

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Nottingham Forest 3 7
2 Cardiff City 3 7
3 Millwall 3 7
4 Charlton Athletic 3 7
5 A.F.C. Bournemouth 3 6
6 Norwich City 3 6
7 Watford 3 6
8 Middlesbrough 3 6
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 6
10 Sheffield Wednesday 3 5
11 Ipswich Town 3 4
12 Reading 3 4
13 Brentford 3 4
14 Derby County 3 4
15 Blackburn Rovers 3 4
16 Birmingham City 3 4
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 3 3
18 Rotherham United 3 3
19 Leeds United 3 3
20 Huddersfield Town 3 3
21 Wigan Athletic 3 1
22 Bolton Wanderers 3 1
23 Fulham 3 0
24 Blackpool 3 0
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
13
13
Shots On Target
1
2
Passing Accuracy
80%
78%
Fouls
11
13
Corners
7
6
Offsides
0
6
Bookings
4
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 26Mark Fotheringham
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Felix Magath
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Carl Ikeme
  • 2Matt Doherty
  • 6Danny Batth
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 3Scott Golbourne
  • 11Kevin McDonald
  • 14Lee Evans
  • 17Rajiv van La Parra
  • 4Dave Edwards
  • 10Bakary Sako
  • 40Nouha Dicko
Substitutes
  • 13Aaron McCarey
  • 18Sam Ricketts
  • 23Ethan Ebanks-Landell
  • 7James Henry
  • 27Michael Jacobs
  • 9Leon Clarke
  • 20Liam McAlinden
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 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 90'+4' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Penalty saved! Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+3' Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+3' Delay in match Ross McCormack (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 90'+2' Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 90'+2' Penalty conceded by Cameron Burgess (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 87' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Dave Edwards tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Evans with a cross.
  • 86' Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michael Jacobs replaces Rajiv van La Parra.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Williams replaces Sean Kavanagh.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
  • 83' Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 83' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 81' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 80' Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 80' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 77' Cameron Burgess (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ross McCormack.
  • 77' Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 76' Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 74' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 74' Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 74' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 72' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 72' Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 72' Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 70' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 70' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 68' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 68' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 67' Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).
  • 66' Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 65' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 58' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Kevin McDonald is caught offside.
  • 58' Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 58' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross.
  • 56' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.
  • 55' Foul by Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 55' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 54' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 53' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.
  • 53' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 52' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 51' Delay in match Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • 50' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Mark Fotheringham.
  • 48' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 47' Delay in match Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.
  • 45' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 44' Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Fulham).
  • 43' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.
  • 42' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • 41' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 41' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bakary Sako following a set piece situation.
  • 38' Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 38' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 37' Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 37' Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 31' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 27' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.
  • 25' Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 25' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 23' Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Foul by Cameron Burgess (Fulham).
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 20' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 17' Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.
  • 15' Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.
  • 14' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 10' Mark Fotheringham (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 10' Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 10' Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Fulham).
  • 9' Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bakary Sako with a cross.
  • 8' Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 7' Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 7' Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Burgess.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.