Fulham 2-1 Wolves

11 September 2010 03:57
Moussa Dembele scored twice in the second half to give Fulham victory over Wolves but the match was overshadowed by Bobby Zamora's broken leg.The Fulham striker was injured in a tackle by Karl Henry after 28 minutes and faces four months on the sidelines. [LNB]Wolves took an early lead though Jelle van Damme but Dembele levelled with a low shot just after half-time. [LNB]Christophe Berra was sent off in the 91st minute and Dembele rifled home a low free-kick to clinch victory. [LNB]Dembele's strike gave Fulham their first Premier League win of the season, after three draws, and ended Wolves' unbeaten run.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Hughes confirms Zamora broken leg[LNB]But the injury to Zamora, who had only just recovered from a thigh injury and was playing his first game since signing a new four-year deal with the Cottagers, will leave them with mixed emotions. [LNB]Fulham midfielder Simon Davies saw three penalty appeals turned down by referee Phil Dowd while the loss of Zamora - who has broken his right leg just above the ankle - did not help Fulham's cause as they lost their way in the first half. [LNB]There must have been stern words from manager Mark Hughes at the break because, after a pretty but ineffectual performance in the opening period, the hosts were far more incisive after the break. [LNB]Despite having mustered only seven shots on goal all season it was the visitors who were riding high in seventh going into the game but the longer the match went on the more they found themselves on the back foot.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]McCarthy says mistakes cost Wolves[LNB]Fulham enjoyed the upper hand in the opening stages and mustered two penalty shouts inside the first 10 minutes. [LNB]Both featured Davies, with the second, when he appeared to be clipped by Jody Craddock, the more convincing, but Dowd was unmoved. [LNB]Davies had no doubts and he would have been even less impressed when, within two minutes, the visitors took the lead. [LNB]When Kevin Doyle held off Brede Hangeland on the right there looked to be little real danger, but the Irishman clipped an enticing cross to the back post and Van Damme side-footed the ball back across a scrambling Mark Schwarzer to claim his first goal for the club. [LNB]Just before the 30-minute mark Zamora, 29, was scythed down by Wolves captain Henry.[LNB]Zamora was in considerable pain before being stretchered offThe striker's right leg was trapped between Henry's legs and he was immediately in obvious pain, receiving oxygen before being taken off on a stretcher with his right leg immobilised. [LNB]Henry somehow avoided further punishment but after the match Fulham manager Hughes had no complaints over the severity of the challenge, although he said he did think at the time that the referee should have blown for a foul. [LNB]Zoltan Gera replaced the stricken Zamora and although John Pantsil rifled a shot over the bar, Fulham offered little threat for the rest of the half. [LNB]Both sides made changes at the break, Fulham bring on Chris Baird for Pantsil and Wolves introducing Steven Fletcher for goalscorer Van Damme, and the hosts were level within four minutes of the restart. [LNB]The ball fell at the feet of Dembele 12 yards out and his low first-time shot gave Marcus Hahnemann little chance. [LNB]Gera then volleyed over on the turn and Dembele forced Hahnemann into a low save before Davies appeared to be brought down by the American as he tried to take the ball round him.[LNB] Awful tackle by Karl Henry on Zamora, shame the big fella can't get rid of injuries Lethal Heskey It was his third penalty shout of the game and once again referee Dowd - by now no favourite of the home fans - waved his appeal away, ruling the keeper had taken the ball before bringing Davies to ground. [LNB]At the other end Doyle saw a header clawed off the line by Schwarzer and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rifled into the side-netting in a richly entertaining second half. [LNB]The last quarter of the match saw Fulham pressing for a winner with Wolves, who also picked up several yellow cards, offering the odd threat from set pieces and on the break, but neither side could force a breakthrough. [LNB]It looked as though both teams would maintain their unbeaten starts to their Premier League campaigns but when Berra was sent off for a second yellow card in injury time, Dembele saw the chance to give Fulham victory. [LNB]As the Wolves wall jumped he drilled the ball low and hard and it scudded into the corner with the unsighted Hahnemann no more than a helpless observer. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 11 September 2010[LNB] Premier League[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Fulham 2-1 Wolves FT (HT 0-1) Dembele 49 Dembele 90+1 Van Damme 10 Fulham 01 Schwarzer 02 Kelly 04 Pantsil yellow card (Baird 46) 05 Hangeland yellow card 18 Hughes 13 Murphy yellow card 20 Etuhu 23 Dempsey (Johnson 83) 29 Davies 25 Zamora (Gera 30) 30 Dembele Substitutes 38 Etheridge, 06 Baird, 32 Halliche, 11 Gera, 17 Riise, 27 Greening, 21 Johnson Wolverhampton 01 Hahnemann 02 Van Damme (Fletcher 46) 06 Craddock 11 Ward yellow card 16 Berra yellow card, red card 21 Mancienne yellow card 32 Foley 08 Henry yellow card 17 Jarvis yellow card 09 Ebanks-Blake (Guedioura 85) 29 Doyle (Jones 61 yellow card) Substitutes 13 Hennessey, 03 Elokobi, 05 Stearman, 14 Jones, 34 Guedioura, 10 Fletcher, 19 Bent Ref: DowdAtt: 25,280 FULHAM WOLVES Possession Fulham 51% Wolves 49% Attempts on target Fulham 6 Wolves 2 Attempts off target Fulham 7 Wolves 2 Corners Fulham 6 Wolves 6 Fouls Fulham 9 Wolves 17 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:33 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+3:19 Karl Henry takes the free kick. 90:00+3:19 Booking The referee cautions Brede Hangeland for unsporting behaviour. 90:00+3:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Steven Fletcher. 90:00+2:24 Eddie Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Mancienne. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick. Correction - 90:00+1:29 Kevin Foley takes the free kick. 90:00+1:29 Free kick taken by Kevin Foley. 90:00+1:29 Booking The referee shows Danny Murphy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Correction - 90:00+1:25 Karl Henry fouled by Danny Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. 90:00+1:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Murphy on Karl Henry. 90:00+0:11 Assist by Simon Davies. 90:00+0:11 GOAL - Moussa Dembele:Fulham 2 - 1 Wolverhampton Moussa Dembele grabs a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Wolverhampton. 89:02 Moussa Dembele takes the free kick. 89:02 Sent off Red card for Christophe Berra. 88:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson by Christophe Berra. 87:30 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes. 86:47 The assistant referee flags for offside against Eddie Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. 85:05 Chris Baird takes the direct free kick. 85:05 Booking David Jones is cautioned. 84:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by David Jones. 83:53 Substitution Adlene Guedioura is brought on as a substitute for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. 83:53 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Foley takes the free kick. 82:20 Substitution Clinton Dempsey leaves the field to be replaced by Eddie Johnson. 79:05 Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Jody Craddock results in a free kick. Clinton Dempsey restarts play with the free kick. 77:03 Booking Booking for Karl Henry for unsporting behaviour. 76:37 Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland. 76:37 Booking Christophe Berra goes into the book. 76:19 Foul by Christophe Berra on Clinton Dempsey, free kick awarded. 75:15 Matthew Jarvis produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target. 73:44 Dickson Etuhu challenges Sylvan Ebanks-Blake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Christophe Berra. 72:38 Foul by Jody Craddock on Clinton Dempsey, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick. 71:37 Matthew Jarvis takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Mark Schwarzer makes a save. 71:06 Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line to the near post, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance. 70:20 The offside flag is raised against Clinton Dempsey. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick. 69:45 Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick. 69:45 Booking Matthew Jarvis receives a caution. 69:39 Matthew Jarvis challenges Zoltan Gera unfairly and gives away a free kick. 69:07 Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Clinton Dempsey manages to make a clearance. 65:42 The offside flag is raised against Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. 64:51 Chris Baird fouled by Steven Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes. 63:19 Moussa Dembele has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal. 61:45 Shot by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal. 61:06 Shot by Simon Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target. 60:04 Substitution Kevin Doyle goes off and David Jones comes on. 59:01 Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Jarvis. The ball is crossed by Matthew Jarvis, Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Clearance made by Chris Baird. 58:10 Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick. 58:10 Booking Stephen Ward is given a yellow card. 58:04 Stephen Ward challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. 55:08 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clinton Dempsey. Jody Craddock restarts play with the free kick. 54:41 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Marcus Hahnemann makes a save. 50:48 Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, Close range strike by Zoltan Gera goes over the bar. 50:18 Corner taken by Simon Davies, clearance by Christophe Berra. 48:02 GOAL - Moussa Dembele:Fulham 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Moussa Dembele grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton. 47:42 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy. 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway. 45:01 Substitution Steven Fletcher on for Jelle Van Damme. 45:01 Substitution Chris Baird is brought on as a substitute for John Pantsil. Half Time 45:00+5:50 The first half comes to an end. 45:00+5:14 Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Zoltan Gera. 45:00+4:37 Clinton Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. 45:00+3:02 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. 42:03 Corner taken short by Matthew Jarvis, The ball is swung over by Stephen Ward, Mark Schwarzer makes a save. 41:06 Free kick taken by Karl Henry. 41:06 Booking John Pantsil booked for unsporting behaviour. 40:59 John Pantsil challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. 39:25 Unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Pantsil. 38:42 Sylvan Ebanks-Blake challenges Brede Hangeland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick. 36:10 Jelle Van Damme challenges Zoltan Gera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 33:02 Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Mancienne. Inswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line, Effort on goal by John Pantsil from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target. 32:15 Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Karl Henry results in a free kick. Danny Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel. Correction - 29:21 Substitution Zoltan Gera replaces Bobby Zamora. 29:21 Substitution Zoltan Gera replaces Bobby Zamora. 23:32 Christophe Berra challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick. 22:27 Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes. 22:27 Booking Michael Mancienne goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. 22:12 Danny Murphy fouled by Michael Mancienne, the ref awards a free kick. 19:01 Stephen Ward challenges Simon Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick. 16:42 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Brede Hangeland. 15:36 Simon Davies decides to take the corner short. 14:24 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Jody Craddock. 12:23 Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Moussa Dembele. Bobby Zamora produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. 12:06 Simon Davies takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, save by Marcus Hahnemann. 9:18 Assist on the goal came from Kevin Doyle. 9:18 GOAL - Jelle Van Damme:Fulham 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Jelle Van Damme finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Wolverhampton. 7:09 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Bobby Zamora gets a block in. 5:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jelle Van Damme by Danny Murphy. Christophe Berra takes the free kick. Correction - 4:56 Clinton Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target. 4:56 Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal. 2:14 Simon Davies takes a corner. 0:45 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bobby Zamora. Free kick taken by Marcus Hahnemann. 0:16 Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Jody Craddock results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy. 0:00 The game gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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