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  • Date:11 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Dembele (48)
    Dembele (90)
  • Van Damme (9)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:14 +3.14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Brede Hangeland. The referee books Brede Hangeland for unsporting behaviour. Karl Henry takes the direct free kick.

92:24 +2.24

Unfair challenge on Michael Mancienne by Eddie Johnson results in a free kick. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

91:25 +1.25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Murphy on Karl Henry. Danny Murphy is booked. Kevin Foley takes the direct free kick.

91:25 +1.25

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Henry. The referee cautions Danny Murphy for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Kevin Foley.

88:47

Christophe Berra challenges Eddie Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christophe Berra shown a red card. Moussa Dembele takes the free kick. Moussa Dembele finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Simon Davies.

87:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Matthew Jarvis. Aaron Hughes takes the indirect free kick.

86:47

The referee blows for offside. Marcus Hahnemann takes the indirect free kick.

84:58

David Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera. Booking for David Jones for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.

83:53

Brede Hangeland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Foley. (Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with Adlene Guedioura coming on for Sylvan Ebanks-Blake.

82:20

Eddie Johnson replaces Clinton Dempsey.

79:05

Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Jody Craddock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Clinton Dempsey.

76:19

Christophe Berra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Booking for Christophe Berra. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick. Karl Henry booked.

75:15

Matthew Jarvis has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

73:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Free kick taken by Christophe Berra.

72:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Craddock on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

71:37

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line to the near post, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

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 official flags Clinton Dempsey offside. Marcus Hahnemann restarts play with the free kick.

69:39

Zoltan Gera fouled by Matthew Jarvis, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Jarvis is booked. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

69:07

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis, Clinton Dempsey makes a clearance.

65:42

Moussa Dembele is ruled offside. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.

64:51

Steven Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

63:19

Shot from outside the area by Moussa Dembele misses to the left of the target.

61:45

Shot by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

61:06

Simon Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

60:04

(Wolverhampton) makes a substitution, with David Jones coming on for Kevin Doyle.

59:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis by Aaron Hughes. Matthew Jarvis produces a cross, Kevin Doyle takes a shot. Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.

58:04

Stephen Ward challenges Moussa Dembele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Ward goes into the book. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

55:08

Clinton Dempsey is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

54:41

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

50:48

Simon Davies takes the outswinging corner, Strike by Zoltan Gera from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

50:18

Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the right by-line, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

50:14 +5.14

Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Zoltan Gera.

49:37 +4.37

Unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Clinton Dempsey results in a free kick. Marcus Hahnemann takes the free kick.

48:02 +3.02

The referee blows for offside. Marcus Hahnemann takes the indirect free kick.

47:54

Moussa Dembele grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton.

47:42

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake is caught offside. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

Chris Baird comes on in place of John Pantsil.

45:01

Jelle Van Damme goes off and Steven Fletcher comes on.

42:03

Matthew Jarvis decides to take the corner short, Stephen Ward delivers the ball, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

40:59

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by John Pantsil results in a free kick. The referee books John Pantsil for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Karl Henry.

39:25

Aaron Hughes fouled by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, the ref awards a free kick. John Pantsil takes the direct free kick.

38:42

Unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

36:10

Zoltan Gera fouled by Jelle Van Damme, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Danny Murphy.

33:02

Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Mancienne. Inswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line, John Pantsil produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

32:15

Karl Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29:21

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Zoltan Gera coming on for Bobby Zamora.

29:21

Zoltan Gera replaces Bobby Zamora.

23:32

Christophe Berra challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

22:12

Michael Mancienne challenges Danny Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Michael Mancienne a yellow card. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

19:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Davies by Stephen Ward. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

16:42

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Jarvis from the left by-line, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

15:36

Simon Davies decides to take the corner short.

14:24

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Jody Craddock gets a block in.

12:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Karl Henry. Strike on goal comes in from Bobby Zamora from the free kick.

12:06

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Marcus Hahnemann.

9:18

Jelle Van Damme finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Wolverhampton.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Doyle.

7:09

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Bobby Zamora.

5:50

Jelle Van Damme fouled by Danny Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.

4:56

Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

4:56

Shot from outside the box by Clinton Dempsey misses to the left of the target.

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

Jody Craddock challenges Clinton Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The game kicks-off.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Zamora fit for Fulham Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is available for the Barclays Premier League clash with Wolves after recovering from a thigh injury. New signing Carlos Salcido will not be considered due to visa delays and Damien Duff is a doubt because of a calf problem. Keeper Mark Schwarzer will start after overcoming his back problem but back-up stopper David Stockdale will be out for up to a month with an ankle injury. Philippe Senderos (Achilles), Andrew Johnson (knee) and Diomansy Kamara (foot) are long-term injury absentees. Mark Hughes is happy to have revised his opinion of Zamora and believes the Fulham striker has yet to reach his peak. Zamora, a target for Liverpool and Birmingham during the summer transfer window, signed a new four-year contract on Friday that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014. It continues a remarkable transformation for the 29-year-old England striker who only last November was being jeered by a section of his own fans. Hughes admits to failing to appreciate Zamora's influence until his own arrival in south west London but having been converted, he was determined to keep him at all costs. "Bobby's a good player and I've been really impressed with what I've seen," he said. "Maybe I underestimated his ability like many other people have. "But having worked with him on a daily basis I've been very impressed with the way he brings team-mates into the game. "He's a big lad who can look after himself, which is important, and when he's in full flow he's difficult to stop. "He's a big part of our focus as an attacking team. I like his personality and he's very popular. "There's more to come from him. He's 29 and that's when strikers reach their best. "They mature and understand how they can be effective in games, which only comes from experience. "We think we'll get his best years and that's why we've signed him until 2014. "To get him signed up again is a feather in our cap. He's happy here and is happy with the environment. "There was interest from other clubs in Bobby because he's a good player but he was never going to leave." Zamora won his only cap as a second-half substitute in last month's 2-1 victory over Hungary and Hughes insists he can become a regular for England. "Bobby's made the international breakthrough and he did really well in the cameo he had," he said. "If he keeps his current form then he'll get other chances because there seems to be a window of change with England at the moment." Wolves will include Marcus Bent in their squad for the first time. The striker was signed on loan from Birmingham before the transfer window closed. Jelle Van Damme has recovered from the ankle injury suffered in a challenge by Newcastle's Joey Barton a fortnight ago. But fellow defender Ronald Zubar is ruled out of the clash with the Cottagers with a hamstring injury. Mick McCarthy believes the expectation levels of the Wolves fans have risen above settling for mere Barclays Premier League survival. Wolves will be looking to defend their unbeaten start to the campaign when they take on Fulham. It has followed on from a successful end to last season which guaranteed top flight status after Wolves had been tipped by many pundits as relegation certainties. McCarthy revamped his squad during the summer and feels the supporters are right to aim their sights higher. McCarthy said: "I guess maybe there was a doubt in people's minds as to whether we could stay up last year after being promoted. "Now our fans expect us to stay up - and rightly so based on what they saw last season and how we have started this season. "But, first and foremost, if we can beat what we did last season, it will be fantastic." McCarthy added: "We've made a good start. The first game (against Stoke) was a good performance and a good win. "We had to grind out a result (draw) at Everton and it was similar against Newcastle. "Newcastle have a good, experienced team and made it very difficult for us. "We managed to stay unbeaten and five points from three games is a good start for us. "But there are tougher tests ahead and there are a lot of them coming. I always say 'every point is a prisoner' but we've done all right so far."

Match Report

Fulham leave it late Mousa Dembele pounced in injury time to give Fulham a 2-1 victory in a bruising contest that saw England striker Bobby Zamora stretchered off with a broken ankle that will rule him out for at least four months. The impressive Dembele, a #5million summer arrival from AZ Alkmaar, struck his first Barclays Premier League goal with a fine equaliser in the 49th minute. And he also delivered the match-winning free-kick in the dying moments after Wolves' Christophe Berra had been sent off for picking up two yellow cards. Jelle van Damme gave Wolves an early lead when he tucked home Kevin Doyle's cross, the first act of a traumatising first half for Fulham capped by the departure of Zamora with a serious ankle injury. Zamora was brought down by a hard challenge from Karl Henry and although the Wolves skipper won the ball, his victim's right ankle was trapped in the tackle and his leg buckled awkwardly. The 29-year-old, who won his first England cap last month with more seemingly imminent, thumped the turf in agony and was given oxygen before being carried off the pitch three minutes later. Henry was on the receiving end of angry tirade from Zamora's team-mate Clint Dempsey but it was a fair, if robust, challenge and the injury was more a result of ill-fortune than malice. Wolves were berated throughout by home fans angry at their physical approach and their display, which resulted in a flurry of yellow cards in the second half, will be scrutinised. But that will be of little consolation to Zamora, who only yesterday signed a new four-year contract that made him Fulham's best-paid player on a reported #50,000 per week. The deal came with a ringing endorsement from Mark Hughes who underlined the importance to the club, but the Cottagers manager could now be missing his most influential player for some time. Apart from losing Zamora, Fulham will also feel aggrieved that referee Phil Dowd failed to award two clear penalties, one in each half as Wolves crashed to their first Premier League defeat of the season. Dowd, who was berated at half-time by an angry Hughes, was a target for home fans all afternoon and his performance is sure to come under the spotlight The first blunder arrived during the opening exchanges when a poor challenge from Jody Craddock sent the onrushing Simon Davies sprawling, but Dowd refused to give the spot-kick. For all Fulham's early dominance, a lapse in concentration in the 10th minute enabled Wolves to take the lead. Doyle, having got the better of Brede Hangeland, played a long cross which right-back John Pantsil allowed to run to an unmarked Van Damme at the far post and the defender stabbed the ball home. The goal took the wind out of Fulham's sails, all the invention and rapid passing they had shown evaporating as Wolves seized the initiative. Fulham's problems deepened with the cruel exit of Zamora and they produced little threat for the rest of the half. Danny Murphy dispatched a free-kick high into the stands and although Wolves were on the defensive, they were coping admirably. The home fans were incensed by their robust tackling and at the same time criticised Dowd for failing to issue any punishment. When a leaping Sylvan Ebanks-Blake clattered into Hangeland and Henry then played the dead ball back to his own keeper, the Fulham supporters grew even more irate. Hughes shared their anger and strode onto the pitch to berate Dowd once the half-time whistle had gone. Fired up by the injustice of losing Zamora, Fulham began the second half with gusto and were rewarded with a 49th minute equaliser. Stephen Kelly produced a cross that Zoltan Gera failed to control but the ball squirted out to Dembele and the new signing dispatched his shot into the bottom-left corner. Keeper Marcus Hahnemann brought down Davies and Fulham could rightly feel aggrieved not to win a penalty as the American got nowhere near the ball. Wolves were shown a succession of yellow cards as Dowd finally lost patience and chants of "you're a disgrace to the Premiership" filled Craven Cottage. Worse was to come as Berra was sent off and Fulham seized the chance to deliver the fatal blow. The free-kick fell to Dembele, who stepped up and smashed the ball into the bottom right corner to complete his side's comeback.

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