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  • Date:23 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Molineux Stadium
  • Attendance:28,825
  • Fletcher (21)
  • Johnson (79)
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93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Craddock on Simon Davies. Jody Craddock is cautioned. Brede Hangeland takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Andrew Johnson challenges Karl Henry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jamie O'Hara from right channel, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

91mins

Gael Kakuta produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

91mins

Gael Kakuta takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

89mins

Foul by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on Steve Sidwell, free kick awarded. Brede Hangeland takes the indirect free kick.

88mins

Foul by Bobby Zamora on Michael Mancienne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

86mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Ward, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

85mins

Adlene Guedioura goes off and Michael Kightly comes on.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Jamie O'Hara, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Karl Henry goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

83mins

Shot on goal by Moussa Dembele from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

80mins

Andrew Johnson scores a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Wolverhampton 1-1 Fulham.Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sylvan Ebanks-Blake. Andrew Johnson comes on in place of Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Mancienne on Moussa Dembele. Carlos Salcido takes the indirect free kick.

77mins

Sylvan Ebanks-Blake replaces Steven Fletcher.

76mins

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

76mins

A cross is delivered by Chris Baird, clearance by Christophe Berra.

75mins

Steven Fletcher has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Jamie O'Hara by Simon Davies results in a free kick. Karl Henry takes the indirect free kick.

73mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Matthew Jarvis, Christophe Berra takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Baird.

72mins

Gael Kakuta produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

71mins

Bobby Zamora fouled by Jody Craddock, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

69mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eidur Gudjohnsen on Michael Mancienne. Bobby Zamora comes on in place of Eidur Gudjohnsen. Gael Kakuta replaces Danny Murphy. Free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

68mins

Steven Fletcher is ruled offside. Aaron Hughes takes the indirect free kick.

66mins

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

66mins

Brede Hangeland fouled by Steven Fletcher, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

65mins

Shot by Eidur Gudjohnsen from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

63mins

Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

62mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, save by Wayne Hennessey.

62mins

Unfair challenge on Eidur Gudjohnsen by Christophe Berra results in a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Michael Mancienne replaces Nenad Milijas.

56mins

Unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Richard Stearman.

52mins

Eidur Gudjohnsen produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

50mins

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

48mins

Shot from long range by Clint Dempsey goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46mins

Chris Baird is cautioned.

46mins

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Adlene Guedioura, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

43mins

Long range shot by Adlene Guedioura goes wide right of the target.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christophe Berra by Clint Dempsey. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

42mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Ward.

40mins

Jamie O'Hara is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Moussa Dembele on Jody Craddock. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

36mins

Richard Stearman fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Nenad Milijas takes the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Christophe Berra. Free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Jody Craddock. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura by Steve Sidwell. Indirect free kick taken by Jody Craddock.

33mins

Effort on goal by Jamie O'Hara from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

32mins

Matthew Jarvis takes the inswinging corner, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

31mins

Effort from a long way out by Adlene Guedioura goes wide right of the goal.

30mins

Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Free kick taken by Nenad Milijas.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Murphy, Richard Stearman makes a clearance.

29mins

Centre by Steve Sidwell, blocked by Richard Stearman.

29mins

Nenad Milijas challenges Simon Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Baird takes the indirect free kick.

28mins

Unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Steven Fletcher results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

27mins

Carlos Salcido challenges Adlene Guedioura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wayne Hennessey takes the indirect free kick.

25mins

Clint Dempsey fouled by Richard Stearman, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Clint Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adlene Guedioura. Jamie O'Hara delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Baird on Jamie O'Hara. Jamie O'Hara takes the free kick.

22mins

Steven Fletcher grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Wolverhampton 1-0 Fulham.Karl Henry provided the assist for the goal.

21mins

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

21mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Ward, Adlene Guedioura has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

19mins

Handball by Adlene Guedioura. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

Effort on goal by Clint Dempsey from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

17mins

Moussa Dembele fouled by Christophe Berra, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

15mins

Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Stearman. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Hennessey.

13mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Clint Dempsey goes wide of the left-hand upright.

12mins

Karl Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Davies. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Davies on Stephen Ward. Free kick crossed by Matthew Jarvis.

11mins

The official flags Steve Sidwell offside. Wayne Hennessey restarts play with the free kick.

9mins

Effort on goal by Moussa Dembele from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

8mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Murphy.

7mins

The offside flag is raised against Steven Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer. Foul by Christophe Berra on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

6mins

Eidur Gudjohnsen is caught offside. Christophe Berra takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies.

3mins

Carlos Salcido takes a shot. Save by Wayne Hennessey.

1mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jody Craddock on Moussa Dembele. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

Match Preview

McCarthy wants three more wins Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has set his team a target of three wins in their last six matches to ensure Barclays Premier League survival. The Black Country outfit are bottom of the table with 32 points, but have a game in hand on most of their rivals. McCarthy believes a total of 41 points would be enough to preserve their league status. "If somebody gave me that now, I'd take it away and we would be absolutely safe, no question," he said. "Three wins out of six games, I'd take that all day long. If it takes more than that, we might all have problems." McCarthy added that whoever ends up in the bottom three at the end of the season can consider themselves unlucky, such are the fine margins involved this year. "I don't think there are bad teams at the bottom of the league," he said. "I know it means that the three teams that go down are the three worst teams in the league, but I don't necessarily think it means they are bad teams. "We've all had good results against good teams and I think the league is definitely tougher this year. "Somebody's got to be sad and unlucky though, and lets hope it's not me." Wolves face Fulham on Saturday, with Mark Hughes' men looking for a win to push them over the 40-point mark. With half of the league yet to reach that tally, McCarthy believes that the tight nature of the division will help his team in their fight for survival. He said: "There's never been a time when the bottom team can be so confident that we can get out of it, which we are. "Everybody still believes they've got the chance to get out, and we've got to maintain that belief." Wolves lost 3-0 at home to Everton in their last game, which was just under two weeks ago. Despite this result, McCarthy feels his players have not been feeling sorry for themselves. "The sun's shining and it's been great," he said. "We've been training well and there's been a good spirit around the place. "The atmosphere is terrific, but Saturday afternoon counts, it doesn't matter what you do days or weeks prior to the game." Fulham boss Hughes has insisted Bobby Zamora will have no fears about facing Wolves despite suffering a broken leg the last time the sides met. Zamora was sidelined for more than six months back in September after fracturing his ankle following a challenge from Karl Henry. Wanderers captain Henry has a reputation for being a physical player but he appeared to win the ball cleanly, with Zamora the victim more of misfortune than anything. The 30-year-old still bears the physical scars from that day but manager Hughes was confident ahead of the game that he would not be affected mentally by taking on the same opponents. "I think any sense of trepidation was going to be prevalent when he first went on the pitch," said Hughes, who has eased Zamora back into action over the last two months and revealed he would not be 100% fit until next season. "He's got over that hurdle and now it's just about making sure he's progressing in every game he plays to make sure he's firing on all cylinders. "Trepidation doesn't come into it. There's no apprehension in his play, he's going into tackles, he's getting around the pitch, so I think he's over that." Neither does Zamora bear any grudge over what happened back in September. "Certainly, there was no issue with the challenge," said Hughes. "It was unfortunate for Bobby but I don't think Bobby's got anything to prove or (is contemplating) any retribution. "That's not going to come into his head. He's just enjoying being back and playing football again." Fulham initially struggled in the absence of their talisman, who inspired last season's run to the Europa League final. They even flirted with relegation but are on the brink of sealing their survival ahead of the trip to the Premier League's bottom side. Hughes was adamant that, had Zamora been fit all season, 12th-placed Fulham would be well inside the top 10 by now. He said: "We've been involved in games and had too many draws, unfortunately. Something like 14 draws, I think it is. "I know for a fact that if Bobby had been available for a number of those games, he would've turned those draws into wins."

Formation:4411Manager: Mick McCarthy

Wolverhampton

Formation: 4411Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Richard Stearman
  • Jody Craddock
  • Christophe Berra
  • Stephen Ward
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Karl Henry
  • Jamie O'Hara
  • Matthew Jarvis
  • Nenad Milijas
  • Steven Fletcher
  • SUBS
  • Marcus Hahnemann
  • Michael Kightly
  • Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • Sam Vokes
  • Adam Hammill
  • Michael Mancienne
  • Kevin Foley

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Match Report

AJ denies Wolves win Wolves were denied a potentially vital victory in their battle to beat the drop as substitute Andrew Johnson earned Fulham a point at Molineux. The hosts, who went into the game lying bottom of the Barclays Premier League, went 1-0 up in the 22nd minute when Steven Fletcher headed in a cross from skipper Karl Henry. Cottagers boss Mark Hughes was sent to the stands in the second half after reacting angrily to a booking for Brede Hangeland, but his team equalised with 10 minutes to go through Johnson, who had come on just seconds earlier. The result meant Wolves moved off the foot of the table to 19th, but they will be cursing their inability to hold out for all three points. Mick McCarthy's team were on the ropes in the opening moments as a fierce shot from Carlos Salcido brought a diving save out of Wayne Hennessey. Moussa Dembele then tried a speculative effort from distance that sailed well over. Next up was Clint Dempsey, cutting into box after being fed by Steve Sidwell, but the American could not get his shot on target. Dempsey then missed Fulham's best chance yet, putting the ball over from the edge of the six-yard box after stretching to meet Salcido's cross. It was not until the 21st minute that Wolves made their first real attempt at goal as Adlene Guedioura's header deflected wide. Seconds later, though, they had the lead as Fletcher rose to nod in Henry's delivery. Wolves appealed for a penalty when Richard Stearman fell in the box under a challenge from Dempsey, but the assistant referee ruled that the defender had been offside. The hosts continued to press, although both Guedioura and Jamie O'Hara showed a lack of composure in unleashing wild shots that went nowhere near Mark Schwarzer's goal. Dempsey struck narrowly wide and moments later the forward teed up Simon Davies, who failed to connect with the ball properly. In first-half stoppage time O'Hara turned in the area and hit an effort the wrong side of the post. Wolves had a scare soon after the restart when Hennessey flapped at a cross from Chris Baird, but Henry was there to avert the danger with Dembele lurking. Two minutes later Wolves were on the attack and Guedioura sent a low drive at Schwarzer, who dived to catch it. Eidur Gudjohnsen, making his first Fulham start, was allowed to wriggle through, but the Icelander could only scoop his shot over. Fulham captain Danny Murphy - booed by the home crowd with every touch of the ball due to his comments earlier in the season about Wolves and dangerous tackling - had already been involved in a skirmish with Henry. It was the Cottagers' manager who failed to control himself in the 56th minute, though, after Hangeland had been shown a yellow card for a challenge on Fletcher. Hughes was incensed by the decision and his remonstrations with the officials led to him being sent to the stand by referee Michael Oliver. Gudjohnsen picked out Dempsey, who miscued his shot, before hooking an effort of his own over the bar after Hennessey had only been able to palm a cross to him. Gudjohnsen was then substituted for Bobby Zamora, with Gael Kakuta also coming on in place of Murphy. Kakuta shot wide before Fletcher twice fired in for Wolves, one going off target and Schwarzer saving the other. That was the Scotland striker's last contribution as he was replaced by Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, and Hughes made a further change by introducing Johnson for Dempsey in the 79th minute. Moments after Johnson took to the field, Zamora tussled with Christophe Berra for a ball into the box and it fell to the former Everton man, who dispatched a shot past Hennessey and into the net. Ebanks-Blake missed with a header five minutes from the end, but it was Fulham who might have snatched victory at the death, Kakuta bringing a save out of Hennessey and then striking wide.

Form Guide

    DWDWLL
  • Wolverhampton
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DDWLWL

Last Meetings

  • 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
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Wolverhampton
  • 18/10/2003
  • Wolverhampton
  • 3 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 16/12/1967

Top Scorers

Wolverhampton

  • S Ebanks-Blake 7
  • S Fletcher 5
  • M Jarvis 4
  • K Doyle 3
  • S Hunt 2
  • N Milijas 2
  • J O'Hara 2
  • K Foley 2
  • R Zubar 1
  • D Jones 1
  • D Edwards 1
  • S Ward 1
  • G Elokobi 1

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 9
  • D Duff 4
  • B Zamora 3
  • B Hangeland 3
  • S Davies 2
  • A Johnson 2
  • D Etuhu 2
  • C Baird 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • A Hughes 1
  • Z Gera 1

Goals

Wolverhampton

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 92
    • Goals per game 36
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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