Tuesday 29 September 2015, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers
3
Le Fondre 56'; Sheyi Ojo 59'; Henry 78'

35' Red Card

Tom Cairney

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Ben Pringle

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kay Voser
Off:Ryan Fredericks

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sakari Mattila
Off:Jamie O'Hara

56' Goal

Adam Le Fondre
Assist by James Henry

59' Goal

Sheyi Ojo
Assist by Kevin McDonald

78' Goal

James Henry

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sheyi Ojo
Off:Nathan Byrne

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bright Enobakhare
Off:Adam Le Fondre

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jed Wallace
Off:James Henry

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Tom Cairney was sent off as second-half goals from Adam Le Fondre, Sheyi Ojo and James Henry earned Wolves victory.

Tom Cairney was sent off in the first half as goals after the break from Adam Le Fondre, Sheyi Ojo and James Henry earned Wolverhampton Wanderers a resounding victory in SW6.

After the high of Friday’s 4-0 thrashing of Queens Park Rangers, Fulham were brought back to earth with a bump at the Cottage. The Whites struggled to get going against Kenny Jackett’s side and Andrew Lonergan had already made several good saves in the first half before Cairney saw red for a two-footed tackle on Le Fondre 10 minutes before the break.

Two goals in three second-half minutes then put Wolves firmly in the ascendancy. First, Le Fondre deflected in substitute Ojo’s shot. Ojo then got in on the act himself in a moment Lonergan will want to forget as the winger’s shot slipped through his hands and in at the near post.

The impressive Henry wrapped things up in the 78th minute with a fine free-kick as Fulham slumped to defeat.

Unsurprisingly, Kit Symons kept faith with the same side that thumped QPR. The bench remained unchanged as well.

It was Wolves who had the first shot of the night in the third minute when Lonergan flapped at a Nathan Byrne cross and the ball fell to Benik Afobe who drew a save from the Fulham keeper.

Lonergan then had to be alert in the 11th minute to cut out a ball over the top as Le Fondre looked to go clear. Two minutes later Afobe almost wrapped his foot around a Dominic Iorfa cross. The loose ball fell to Henry who sent a curling shot a few yards over at the far post.

Fulham fashioned a chance in the 19th minute but Moussa Dembélé’s shot from just outside the box was bravely blocked by Kortney Hause. Cairney then let fly with a left-footed effort from 20 yards which Damian Martinez collected fairly comfortably.

In the 23rd minute, Afobe turned smartly in the box after collecting a low cross but his shot on the slide was well held by Lonergan.

Lonergan had to be alert again on the half-hour mark to parry a header from his teammate Ryan Fredericks who had turned Henry’s cross towards his own goal. The ball looped into the air but Byrne stabbed the rebound wide. A minute later, a sprawling Lonergan pushed Henry’s long-range effort out for a corner as Wolves continued to dictate the play.

Fulham’s evening took a turn for the worse in the 35th minute when Cairney was shown a straight red card. After miscontrolling a pass, he chased the loose ball and launched into a challenge with Le Fondre with both feet. Referee Darren Drysdale went straight for his back pocket to give Cairney his marching orders.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, it was Fulham who had the next effort on goal, breaking from a Wolves attack through Dembélé who twisted this way and that before forcing a save from Martinez.

A powerful run by Iorfa on the stroke of half-time saw his cross to the far post met by Henry but his header looped onto the roof of the net.

A great sliding tackle by Ryan Tunnicliffe stopped Afobe in his tracks as the forward shaped to shoot in the 50th minute, before a header from half-time substitute Ojo was palmed away by Lonergan at his near post.

Wolves finally made their extra man count in the 56th minute. Ojo cut back onto his right foot from the left flank and curled a shot towards goal with Le Fondre helping the ball on its way with a deft flick. It beat Lonergan and went in off the far post.

Three minutes later Wolves doubled their advantage. This time Ojo shot with his left foot and his effort somehow slipped through the fingers of Lonergan at the near post and in. Fulham responded by replacing Ben Pringle with Lasse Vigen Christensen.

With Wolves continuing to enjoy the majority of possession, Fulham attacks were few and far between. Kay Voser replaced Fredericks in the 76th minute, but Fulham hearts were in mouths moments later as Tim Ream was adjudged to have fouled Le Fondre as he burst clear. Thankfully, Drysdale decided that Richard Stearman and James Husband were providing support and no card was produced for Ream.

From the resulting free-kick, though, Henry bent a brilliant effort over the wall and into the far corner.

With the home fans heading for the exit, Fulham made their final change in the 83rd minute. Jamie O’Hara, who had been roundly booed by the visiting fans throughout, made way for Sakari Mattila.

Kevin McDonald saw a curling effort held by Lonergan in stoppage time as Wolves departed the Cottage with three points for the second season in a row.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 14,838

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Fredericks (Voser 76'), Stearman, Ream, Husband; Cairney, Tunnicliffe, O'Hara (Mattila 84'), Pringle (Christensen 60'); McCormack, Dembele

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Kavanagh, Burn, Woodrow

Manager: Kit Symons

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Line-up: Emiliano Martinez; Iorfa, Batth, Hause, Scott Golbourne; Byrne (Sheyi Ojo 45'), McDonald, Price, Henry (Wallace 90'); Afobe, Le Fondre (Enobakhare 83')

Unused substitutes: Ikeme, Doherty, Ebanks-Landell, Saville

Manager: Kenny Jackett

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 9 21
2 Middlesbrough 9 20
3 Reading 9 15
4 Hull City 9 15
5 Birmingham City 9 15
6 Cardiff City 9 15
7 Burnley 9 15
8 Ipswich Town 9 15
9 Derby County 9 14
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 12
11 Nottingham Forest 9 12
12 Sheffield Wednesday 9 12
13 Queens Park Rangers 9 12
14 Fulham 9 11
15 Leeds United 9 11
16 Huddersfield Town 9 10
17 Charlton Athletic 9 9
18 Blackburn Rovers 9 8
19 Brentford 9 8
20 Rotherham United 9 8
21 Bolton Wanderers 9 8
22 Preston North End 9 7
23 Milton Keynes Dons 9 7
24 Bristol City 9 6
Goals
0
3
Total Shots
5
16
Shots On Target
3
9
Passing Accuracy
78%
87%
Fouls
11
14
Corners
1
3
Offsides
3
2
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
1
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 40James Husband
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 14Sakari Mattila
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Wolverhampton Wanderers (4-4-2)
  • 26Emiliano Martinez
  • 18Dominic Iorfa
  • 6Danny Batth
  • 30Kortney Hause
  • 3Scott Golbourne
  • 25Nathan Byrne
  • 11Kevin McDonald
  • 19Jack Price
  • 7James Henry
  • 10Benik Afobe
  • 29Adam Le Fondre
Substitutes
  • 1Carl Ikeme
  • 2Matt Doherty
  • 23Ethan Ebanks-Landell
  • 8George Saville
  • 12Jed Wallace
  • 20Sheyi Ojo
  • 48Bright Enobakhare
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 3.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3.
  • 90'+5' 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.
  • 90'+2' Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by James Husband (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jed Wallace replaces James Henry.
  • 84' Offside, Fulham. James Husband tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 83' Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bright Enobakhare replaces Adam Le Fondre.
  • 83' Foul by Jack Price (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 83' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Foul by Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 81' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 78' Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
  • 77' Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Kay Voser replaces Ryan Fredericks.
  • 73' Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 73' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 73' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by James Husband.
  • 70' Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 70' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 67' Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 60' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Ben Pringle.
  • 59' 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.
  • 58' Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 56' 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 Sheyi Ojo.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Henry.
  • 55' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 55' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 53' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by James Henry with a cross.
  • 53' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ben Pringle.
  • 53' Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 52' Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 52' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 49' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 47' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Sheyi Ojo replaces Nathan Byrne.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Dominic Iorfa with a cross.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.
  • 43' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 43' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 42' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.
  • 36' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 35' Delay in match Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • 35' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 35' Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 32' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 32' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
  • 31' Attempt saved. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.
  • 31' Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 30' Attempt missed. Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
  • 27' Offside, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Le Fondre.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 20' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 20' Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 19' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Pringle.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 18' Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 18' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by James Husband (Fulham).
  • 14' Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 13' Attempt missed. James Henry (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Golbourne.
  • 11' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 11' Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.
  • 8' Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.
  • 8' Foul by Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
  • 8' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Offside, Fulham. Ben Pringle tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 4' Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 4' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 3' Attempt saved. Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 3' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 3' Nathan Byrne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.