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George Elokobi is brought on as a substitute for Steven Fletcher.
Steven Fletcher takes a short corner.
Long range shot by Steven Fletcher goes wide right of the target. Michael Kightly comes on in place of Matthew Jarvis.
Jamie O'Hara produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy. Effort from outside the penalty box by John Arne Riise goes wide left of the goal. Kevin Foley replaces Stephen Hunt.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line, save made by Wayne Hennessey.
Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff.
Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line.
Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt, clearance by Moussa Dembele.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Kevin Doyle. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Karl Henry. Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.
Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Stephen Hunt challenges John Arne Riise unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Hunt receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Stephen Hunt takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Jamie O'Hara produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Moussa Dembele challenges Roger Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson by Andrew Johnson. Wayne Hennessey takes the free kick.
Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes. Corner taken by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Brede Hangeland. Effort on goal by Jamie O'Hara from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Christophe Berra on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by John Arne Riise. The referee shows John Arne Riise a yellow card. Jamie O'Hara takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, Header on goal by Steve Sidwell from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Matthew Jarvis produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.
Stephen Hunt produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Philippe Senderos results in a free kick. Jamie O'Hara restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Sidwell fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Damien Duff produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Clint Dempsey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Ward.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance made by Steven Fletcher.
Moussa Dembele is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Moussa Dembele on Roger Johnson. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.
(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Steve Sidwell coming on for Dickson Etuhu. Pajtim Kasami goes off and Moussa Dembele comes on.
Matthew Jarvis finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 2-0 Fulham.Richard Stearman produces a cross, Header by Steven Fletcher from inside the area strikes the post. Steven Fletcher provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Karl Henry. Christophe Berra restarts play with the free kick.
Kevin Doyle goes into the referee's book.
Matthew Jarvis has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Kevin Doyle scores a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-0 Fulham.
Shot from 25 yards by Jamie O'Hara. Mark Schwarzer makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Jarvis to the near post, clearance made by Damien Duff.
Kevin Doyle produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Steven Fletcher is caught offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Christophe Berra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Pajtim Kasami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roger Johnson. Wayne Hennessey takes the direct free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Stephen Hunt. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Handball by Andrew Johnson. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Dickson Etuhu challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Hunt takes the free kick.
Dickson Etuhu takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Doyle by Aaron Hughes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Hunt.
The ball is sent over by Andrew Johnson, Damien Duff takes a shot. Wayne Hennessey makes a save.
Matthew Jarvis crosses the ball.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Damien Duff, save by Wayne Hennessey.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Johnson. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.
Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Hunt to the near post, clearance by Philippe Senderos.
Karl Henry takes a shot. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.
The offside flag is raised against Steven Fletcher. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff played to the near post.
Ward won`t rest on his laurels
Wolves' opening-day matchwinner Stephen Ward is refusing to take his place in the side for granted on the eve of their second Barclays Premier League clash of the season against Fulham at Molineux on Sunday.
Ward fired Wolves to a 2-1 win at Blackburn last weekend but knows he has a fight on his hands from George Elokobi to make the left-back slot his own.
Ward, who made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland earlier this summer, said: "Everyone works hard in pre-season and wants to be in the team on the opening day so it was nice to be there.
"But I know that it is a long season and everyone will have a part to play.
"You look at the squad that we have and it is a lot stronger than last year, so everyone will have a role here.
"Yes, it is nice to play on the opening day but there are 37 games to go so there is a lot of hard work needed from everyone."
Ward admits he is still on a high from the events at Blackburn.
He added: "I couldn't have asked for anything more. It is a fantastic start to the season for Wolves. I don't think it can get much better than going away from home and winning on the opening day.
"We rolled our sleeves up and showed the character that we need to do well in this league and hopefully we can push on from here."
While giving Wolves the perfect start to the season, striker Kevin Doyle hopes it has also laid out a marker for the rest of the campaign.
Wolves, who are poised to be unchanged against Fulham, struggled badly last season against the teams around them in the table yet managed to pull off wins against Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Doyle admits that more success against the teams who are viewed as the Premier League's lesser lights should ensure they avoid another frantic final-day battle for survival.
Doyle, who missed from the spot at Blackburn before Ward scored in the melee that followed, said: "Last season, we didn't get many points against the teams who were around us in the table.
"So it was nice to put a marker down, and away from home, too.
"If we can better our points total of last season we should be well clear of the bottom three and hopefully in mid-table.
"We beat Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool last season and yet we were still fighting the drop.
"If we had been told that before the start of the season, you would imagine we would be at least safely in mid-table. But because we lost so many games against the teams around us, we were in a dogfight."
Fulham manager Martin Jol is expecting a tough test against Wolves but admitted he was unaware of any bad blood between the teams.
Bobby Zamora broke his leg in a challenge with Wolves midfielder Karl Henry last September, ruling the England international out for five months.
To compound matters Fulham skipper Danny Murphy accused Mick McCarthy's side of being too "pumped up" a couple of weeks later, leading to back-and-forth comments between the two camps.
Jol admits he is unaware of any underlying animosity but expects a tough match in the West Midlands.
"I should be aware of it but I am not aware of it," said the Dutchman, who was appointed Fulham boss in the summer.
"From what I've seen of Wolves when I was abroad in Holland and Germany, they are a strong, physical team.
"They are very difficult to beat away from home but, as some teams proved last year, you need a bit of luck, quality and players that can make the difference.
"They had a very good start last week, as you know, and hopefully we can have a result over there because we need it as well. We only have one point from last weekend."
Murphy is expected to shake off a knock to feature. The 34-year-old was substituted in the midweek Europa League win against Dnipro with a slight groin complaint but is expected to start at Molineux.
Simon Davies (knee) remains a week away from action despite returning to training, while Bjorn Helge Riise (hamstring) is also out.
Doyle and Jarvis see off Fulham
Wolves' impressive start to the season continued as goals from Kevin Doyle and Matt Jarvis earned them a 2-0 victory over Fulham at Molineux.
Doyle, who had already missed a good opportunity, opened the scoring in the 42nd minute when he collected Jarvis' pass and smashed a shot past Mark Schwarzer.
Jarvis doubled the hosts' advantage moments later, pouncing after Roger Johnson's header had come back off the woodwork.
The result means Wolves, who triumphed 2-1 at Blackburn last weekend, have recorded back-to-back league wins at the start of a campaign for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
Manager Mick McCarthy stuck with the same starting line-up from the game at Ewood Park, with Steven Fletcher and Doyle leading the attack.
Fulham boss Martin Jol made four adjustments from Thursday night's 3-0 Europa League win against Dnipro, recalling Andrew Johnson, Dickson Etuhu, Philippe Senderos and John Arne Riise to the team in place of Bobby Zamora - who was not included in the squad - Steve Sidwell, Matthew Briggs and Stephen Kelly.
In the opening seconds Pajtim Kasami, on his league debut for the Cottagers, made a burst into Wolves' box and unleashed a shot which deflected wide.
At the other end Karl Henry fired in an effort which Senderos managed to block.
Damien Duff sent a cross into the area which Andrew Johnson dived to meet but could not make proper contact with.
The two players then combined again as Johnson cut the ball back for Duff, whose shot lacked power and was comfortably collected by Wayne Hennessey.
Wolves won a free-kick in a useful position which Stephen Hunt delivered into the danger zone, but Roger Johnson had to slide to keep the ball in and Schwarzer claimed it.
A slip by Richard Stearman then allowed Etuhu to be teed up for a shot which Hennessey got down to save.
Wanderers went the closest yet just before the half-hour mark when Doyle got the better of Brede Hangeland as they chased a ball over the top.
The Republic of Ireland striker got around Schwarzer to carve out a shooting angle, but blazed his attempt over the bar.
Schwarzer then leapt across his goal to push away a drive from Jamie O'Hara, but with three minutes of normal time remaining in the opening period, Wolves' pressure paid off as they snatched the lead.
Receiving the ball from Jarvis, Doyle skipped away from two defenders, turned and lashed it beyond Schwarzer into the net.
Jarvis then sent a curling shot narrowly off target before making it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time, tucking away the rebound after Roger Johnson had headed Hunt's cross against the post.
Jol made two substitutions at the interval, throwing on Moussa Dembele and Sidwell for Kasami and Etuhu, and shortly after the restart, Duff hit a shot into the ground which bounced wide.
Wolves were soon on the front foot again, though, with Jarvis slicing the wrong side of the post after Hunt's cross had fallen to him.
Schwarzer then palmed a fierce strike from Hunt over the bar before Fletcher saw a shot deflect wide and O'Hara volleyed too high.
The hosts' momentum showed no sign of letting up and Fletcher flashed another effort inches wide in the 65th minute.
Hunt, who had appeared fortunate to escape with only a yellow card after a wild challenge on Riise, then produced a shot which Schwarzer tipped away.
Fulham looked set to pull a goal back in the 79th minute as Hennessey parried an Andrew Johnson shot to the feet of Clint Dempsey, but Stephen Ward was on hand to avert the danger with a great last-ditch tackle.
Riise then blasted a free-kick wide and the visitors - playing their ninth game of the season due to their exploits in Europe - had little else to offer as Wolves secured three more points.
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