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  • Date:04 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:14:05
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:24,034
  • Pogrebnyak (35) Pogrebnyak (43)
    Dempsey (55) Pogrebnyak (60)
    Dempsey (82)
Goal!

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92mins

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

91mins

Kerim Frei takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

90mins

Centre by Steven Fletcher, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

90mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Hunt.

89mins

Corner taken by Stephen Hunt from the right by-line to the near post, Simon Davies manages to make a clearance.

89mins

Jamie O'Hara sends in a cross.

88mins

The ball is delivered by Simon Davies, save by Wayne Hennessey.

85mins

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Kerim Frei coming on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.

83mins

Clint Dempsey fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 5-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Mahamadou Diarra. Stephen Hunt replaces Kevin Foley.

80mins

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Simon Davies coming on for Damien Duff.

79mins

Damien Duff has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

78mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Ronald Zubar gets a block in.

76mins

Nenad Milijas fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Nenad Milijas.

75mins

The ball is swung over by Pavel Pogrebnyak, Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

74mins

Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

Christophe Berra concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Johnson. Christophe Berra is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Damien Duff.

73mins

Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

73mins

The ball is swung over by John Arne Riise, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Richard Stearman gets a block in.

72mins

Foul by Christophe Berra on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. Mahamadou Diarra restarts play with the free kick.

71mins

Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

70mins

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Clint Dempsey misses to the right of the goal.

70mins

Damien Duff takes a shot. Christophe Berra gets a block in.

68mins

Shot by Andrew Johnson. Mahamadou Diarra is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy.

68mins

The ball is crossed by Ronald Zubar.

66mins

Nenad Milijas produces a cross, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

66mins

Jamie O'Hara takes a shot. Blocked by Philippe Senderos. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nenad Milijas from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Damien Duff.

65mins

Foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Ronald Zubar, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ronald Zubar.

64mins

The ball is sent over by Kevin Foley, Danny Murphy makes a clearance. Corner taken by Jamie O'Hara, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

63mins

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

63mins

Corner taken short by Matthew Jarvis.

63mins

Centre by Stephen Ward, clearance made by Danny Murphy.

61mins

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey. Pavel Pogrebnyak fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 4-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Andrew Johnson.

60mins

Nenad Milijas has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target. Steven Fletcher joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Kightly.

58mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

56mins

Clint Dempsey finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Danny Murphy.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Moussa Dembele.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Nenad Milijas. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

53mins

Kevin Doyle has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

53mins

The ball is crossed by Nenad Milijas.

52mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

49mins

Centre by Stephen Ward.

48mins

Aaron Hughes sends in a cross, save made by Wayne Hennessey. The ball is sent over by Andrew Johnson.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Foley on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

47mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Doyle. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.

46mins

The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.

46mins

Philippe Senderos challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from left channel, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

46mins

Centre by Jamie O'Hara, save by Mark Schwarzer.

44mins

Pavel Pogrebnyak fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Wolverhampton.Assist by Andrew Johnson.

41mins

Centre by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

40mins

A cross is delivered by Damien Duff, Stephen Ward manages to make a clearance.

40mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamie O'Hara, clearance by Moussa Dembele.

39mins

Michael Kightly crosses the ball, clearance made by Damien Duff.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christophe Berra on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

36mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Pavel Pogrebnyak scores a headed goal from close in. Fulham 1-0 Wolverhampton.Damien Duff provided the assist for the goal.

35mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Stearman.

33mins

Aaron Hughes sends in a cross.

30mins

Damien Duff produces a cross, Christophe Berra makes a clearance.

29mins

Effort on goal by Jamie O'Hara from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

29mins

Andrew Johnson produces a cross, clearance by Stephen Ward.

27mins

The ball is swung over by Damien Duff, clearance made by Richard Stearman.

26mins

The referee blows for offside against Kevin Doyle. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

26mins

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Blocked by John Arne Riise.

25mins

Centre by Matthew Jarvis, clearance by John Arne Riise.

24mins

Corner taken short by Danny Murphy. The ball is sent over by Danny Murphy, clearance by Richard Stearman. Philippe Senderos has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

24mins

The ball is swung over by John Arne Riise, Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

22mins

Unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland goes into the referee's book. Free kick crossed by Jamie O'Hara, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Christophe Berra. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Philippe Senderos results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Jamie O'Hara, Header by Richard Stearman from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

18mins

Effort from inside the area by John Arne Riise misses to the left of the goal. Nenad Milijas replaces Karl Henry.

16mins

Damien Duff has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

16mins

Andrew Johnson produces a cross.

15mins

Andrew Johnson challenges Kevin Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Jarvis.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly, save by Mark Schwarzer.

14mins

Aaron Hughes delivers the ball, Wayne Hennessey makes a save.

14mins

Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner.

14mins

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Ronald Zubar gets a block in.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Ward by Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

12mins

Corner crossed in by Danny Murphy, Stephen Ward makes a clearance.

12mins

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

12mins

Danny Murphy decides to take the corner short.

9mins

The referee blows for offside. Karl Henry takes the free kick.

9mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

8mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Jamie O'Hara gets a block in.

8mins

John Arne Riise takes a shot.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ronald Zubar on Clint Dempsey. Ronald Zubar is booked. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

6mins

Foul by Karl Henry on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Philippe Senderos takes the direct free kick.

5mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

2mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff played to the near post, clearance by Kevin Doyle.

1mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Pavel Pogrebnyak. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Jol sounds Wolves battle alert Martin Jol has warned Fulham to expect a battle when Wolves visit Craven Cottage on Sunday. The west Londoners head into the match on the back of their first successive Barclays Premier League victories of the season, which have propelled them away from the relegation places. Wolves are 11 points worse off and are dangerously close to the drop zone, although they will have been boosted by an impressive result at Newcastle. Terry Connor's side staged an unlikely comeback at St James' Park, clawing back a two-goal deficit to secure a point - something that did not surprise Fulham boss Jol. "They had the same before," he said. "I saw them against Swansea where they were 2-0 down and still got a result. "They have a good spirit and I think it a good team, a good squad - you saw against Newcastle away from home. "Normally if Newcastle are 2-0 up, I don't think they will throw that away but they got a 2-2. "We are wary of that and they can be a strong team, but we will play at home. "If we play to our strengths and score goals at the right moments, I hope we will can use our home advantage. "We played them early in the season and they looked quite good. "They had a very good start for three or four matches, but the Premier League is the Premier League. "You need to win your games, you depend on your main players and I feel they have been a bit unfortunate. "You will get that at any club, though, as we had Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora together maybe five or six times this season. You need a bit of luck and a settled team." Fulham come into the match after a morale-boosting 1-0 victory at west London neighbours QPR. January addition Pavel Pogrebnyak netted his second in as many games for the Whites and Jol admits the Russian has had a big impact at the club. "That is the main thing, you always need players that can make the difference," the Dutchman said. "If a striker is doing that for you then you can win games. "We relied a bit on Clint Dempsey scoring important goals for us but it is always good that a new player that comes in and scores two goals because I feel there are goals in us. "At first he came in and made a very good impression on the players. He gave us a boost and looked very good. "After the first game we said 'one swallow doesn't make a summer' and then we said the same after the second game. "Hopefully he will get on with it and do the same as what he did before: score goals for us." Pogrebnyak is likely to start for Fulham once more tomorrow, with right-back Stephen Kelly the only fresh injury concern. Meanwhile, Karl Henry has revealed a meeting between the Wolves players only hours after Mick McCarthy's sacking has united the squad for the battle for Barclays Premier League survival. Midfielder Henry stressed the need for no splits in the Wolves camp if they are to guarantee a fourth season of top-flight football. Former captain Henry said: "The players have been here a long time and appreciate everything Mick has done but we have got a job to do. "We are professionals and the day Mick was sacked we got together and said, whoever comes in, we have got to embrace the way he does things and his philosophy. "If we have a split camp, it would not do any favours to us and we have got to get one with it. We need to stay in this league for ourselves and the club - and the fans will benefit." Henry has pulled no punches about the way Wolves have under-achieved this season and admits they are to blame for McCarthy's dismissal. He said: "It has been a difficult last few weeks and all the lads are gutted that Mick has gone. He is a good manager and has done a lot here. "Ultimately players get the manager the sack. We know we should not be where we are. There is enough quality for us to be a mid-table side and we have not produced. "But we are not panicking. We have been in deeper holes than this before and got out of them. "We are disappointed that we are here again but we are not adrift, we are not 10 points from safety. "People might want to write us off but it is a load of rubbish and we got a good point at Newcastle. "Mick said we might need 38 points and it is completely achievable. Maybe five or six wins. We have got to get on with the job and the lads are fully embracing what TC wants to do."

Formation:442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 451Manager: Terry Connor

Wolverhampton

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Brede Hangeland
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Danny Murphy
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Carlos Orlando Sa
  • Mahamadou Diarra
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Kerim Frei
  • Simon Davies
  • Rafik Halliche

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Match Report

Pog treble sinks Wolves Pavel Pogrebnyak's superb start to life at Fulham continued as he netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of struggling Wolves. The Russia international was drafted in on transfer deadline day to fill the void left by Bobby Zamora's move to QPR, but few could have predicted his impact. Having scored in his previous two appearances, Pogrebnyak continued that form against Wolves with a first-half double. The Stuttgart loanee gave the Cottagers a 36th-minute lead by heading home a Damien Duff corner, before hitting an exquisite second as half-time approached. Fulham continued in the same vein in the second period and, after Clint Dempsey's effort put them on course for a third successive league win, Pogrebnyak bundled home his third of the afternoon. Dempsey netted Fulham's fifth in the 83rd minute to leave Wolves with just one win in 13 league games. Fulham dominated from the outset and Ronald Zubar was soon booked for clattering Duff on the edge of the box. Dempsey then outpaced Zubar to test Wayne Hennessey before the Wales international goalkeeper palmed away a low 20-yard drive by John Arne Riise. Duff was the next to come close with a fierce shot from the edge of the box that went just wide after an impressive counter-attack. Wolves were having to withstand a barrage of attacks in an opening 20-minute spell that was made worse when midfielder Karl Henry limped off to be replaced by Nenad Milijas. The Serbian's introduction began a spell in the ascendancy for the Black Country side, who would have taken the lead had Richard Stearman's header from a Jamie O'Hara free-kick been slightly more accurate. Brede Hangeland was booked for a late challenge on O'Hara as Terry Connor's side continued to press, with Riise reacting well to clear a goalbound Kevin Doyle header. However, Fulham enjoyed the lion's share of possession and should have taken the lead moments earlier through Andrew Johnson, but Hennessey somehow blocked with his legs. The home side's dominance eventually translated into the opener in the 36th minute, although in somewhat controversial circumstances. Mousa Dembele, who had been Fulham's most impressive player in the first half, worked space for a shot which referee Mike Jones felt had brushed off Stearman on its way wide. Stearman was unhappy with the decision but Duff whipped in the resulting corner for Pogrebnyak to head home from close range. Pogrebnyak doubled Fulham's advantage eight minutes later after Fulham made the most of an awful cross-field ball from Milijas. Dempsey chased it down and the ball was worked wide to Johnson, who teed up Pogrebnyak to fire home with aplomb. Fulham continued in the same vein in the second period and were unfortunate not to add to their lead after a defensive mishap between Christophe Berra and Hennessey allowed Johnson to square. Nobody was in the Wolves box to meet the ball but, after Dempsey saw an effort saved, Fulham did manage to eke out a third. Danny Murphy's sublime pass was collected by Dempsey and he rounded the goalkeeper to slot home. Connor brought on top scorer Steven Fletcher, but moments later Hennessey was picking the ball out of his net once more. The Welshman could not get hold of a Johnson shot, which squirmed out of his grasp allowing Pogrebnyak to complete his hat-trick in the 61st minute. While Wolves were managing the odd attack, the home side were in control and Johnson hit the crossbar with a curling right-footed shot. Fulham manager Martin Jol handed former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra his debut with less than 20 minutes remaining. Murphy made way but there was no let up in attacking intent as Dembele saw a shot blocked by Berra, who was booked shortly afterwards for a foul on Johnson. Dembele, Duff and Dempsey all had attempts on goal before the latter scored his second of the afternoon after connecting with a Diarra pass in the 83rd minute.

Form Guide

    LWDLWW
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Wolverhampton
  • DLLWLD

Last Meetings

  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 21/08/2011
  • Wolverhampton
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 23/04/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Wolverhampton
  • 11/09/2010
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 17/04/2010
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 20/09/2009
  • Wolverhampton
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 21/02/2004

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 10
  • A Johnson 3
  • P Pogrebnyak 2
  • B Ruiz 2
  • D Duff 1
  • S Sidwell 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • CB Orlando Sa 1

Wolverhampton

  • S Fletcher 10
  • K Doyle 4
  • S Ward 3
  • M Jarvis 3
  • J O'Hara 2
  • D Edwards 2
  • M Kightly 1
  • R Zubar 1
  • S Ebanks-Blake 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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