Fulham suffered a third straight defeat since being relegated from the Premier League after Bakary Sako's goal earned Wolves victory at Craven Cottage.

Sako struck after the Cottagers failed to deal with a first-half corner - the former France Under-21 international firing into the bottom corner.

Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme's first save only came when he tipped Moussa Dembele's shot behind after the break.

Fulham keeper Jesse Joronen denied Sako a second goal from the penalty spot.

Former Wolves striker Steve Claridge at Craven Cottage on BBC Radio 5 live:

"There are lots of things that Fulham manager Felix Magath says and does that simply don't add up. He paid £11m for a new striker in Ross McCormack and then ends up playing him on the left wing in just his third game. Absolutely crackers."

The penalty was awarded after Cameron Burgess had fouled Nouha Dicko in stoppage time.

But Joronen's save was small comfort for Cottagers boss Felix Magath after his young side suffered another defeat that leaves them next-to-bottom in the table.

Magath's team included six players aged 21 or under, with 20-year-old left-back Sean Kavanagh making his senior debut.

Wolves v Fulham

Fulham's next game is away to Derby County on Saturday

But Fulham rarely threatened Wolves, who move eight places up the table to ninth after a second win in three games - and their first at Craven Cottage in seven visits stretching back to 1999.

The visitors should have won by a more handsome margin - Matt Doherty wasting a fine chance after the interval.

Fulham did go close through Ross McCormack, who was signed as a striker but ended up playing most of the second half on the left wing in only his third game since joining from Leeds, for a fee believed to be £11m.

Worryingly for Magath, his side have now managed just one goal from their first three games.

Fulham manager Felix Magath:

"The message to the fans is sorry for the defeat but I can only ask for patience.

"We have a young team and I know it might be a tough beginning to the season, but I am sure we are going the right way.

"We need a win, sure. If we get three points it will build up our confidence. It's a long season so I don't worry about the situation now."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett:

"I was proud of my players. We could probably have done more on the break and found more goals.

"In terms of the results so far, I feel we have deserved both our wins and we didn't deserve to lose at Rotherham.

"There's hunger and desire in the team, and they played with their hearts against Fulham."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Fulham

  • 41 Joronen
  • 02 Hoogland
  • 06 Bodurov
  • 38 Burgess
  • 32 Kavanagh Booked (Williams - 85' )
  • 14 Roberts
  • 08 Parker
  • 26 Fotheringham Booked (Dembele - 50' )
  • 03 Stafylidis Booked
  • 16 Woodrow (Rodallega - 81' )
  • 44 McCormack Booked

Substitutes

  • 04 Hutchinson
  • 07 Eisfeld
  • 15 Voser
  • 20 Rodallega
  • 25 Dembele
  • 39 Williams
  • 40 Bettinelli

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • 01 Ikeme
  • 02 Doherty
  • 06 Batth
  • 05 Stearman
  • 03 Golbourne
  • 11 McDonald
  • 14 Evans
  • 17 van La Parra (Jacobs - 86' )
  • 04 Edwards
  • 10 Sako
  • 40 Dicko

Substitutes

  • 07 Henry
  • 09 Clarke
  • 13 McCarey
  • 18 Ricketts
  • 20 McAlinden
  • 23 Ebanks-Landell
  • 27 Jacobs
Ref: James Linington
Att: 18,627

Match Stats

Shots

13 13

On target

1 2

Corners

7 6

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +4:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +4:10

Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:46

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

90:00 +3:46

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:13

Penalty saved! Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +2:33 Booking

Booking Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +2:19

Delay in match Ross McCormack (Fulham) because of an injury.

90:00 +1:08

Penalty Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +1:08

Penalty conceded by Cameron Burgess (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.

86:47

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nouha Dicko tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

86:37

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Evans with a cross.

86:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Michael Jacobs replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Williams replaces Sean Kavanagh.

83:35

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

82:37

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

82:37

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:59

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

80:59

Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega replaces Cauley Woodrow.

79:47

Foul by Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

79:47

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:45

Foul by Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

76:45

Jesse Joronen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:06

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Ross McCormack.

76:01

Attempt blocked. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

75:06

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:06

Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).

73:13 Booking

Booking Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:04

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:04

Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).

71:45

Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a set piece situation.

71:16

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

71:16

Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:22

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

69:36

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

69:36

Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:33

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

67:33

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:02

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:02

Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).

65:31

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

64:12

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

61:28

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.

59:31

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:50

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Lee Evans tries a through ball, but Kevin McDonald is caught offside.

57:16

Foul by Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

57:16

Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:40

Attempt missed. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

55:28

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

54:54

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

54:54

Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:14

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

52:35

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Carl Ikeme.

52:33

Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

51:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:23

Delay in match Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

49:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Mark Fotheringham.

47:14

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

46:28

Delay in match Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) because of an injury.

45:00

Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

45:00 +1:38

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.

45:00 +0:46

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Matt Doherty tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

44:55

Attempt blocked. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross.

44:42

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

43:22

Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:22

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Fulham).

42:58

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Golbourne.

42:54

Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross.

41:43

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.

41:14

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.

40:14

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

40:14

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:33

Attempt missed. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bakary Sako following a set piece situation.

37:42

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:42

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).

36:34

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.

36:01

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

36:01

Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:20

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

30:13

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Parker.

30:11

Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.

29:30

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Stearman.

26:15

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.

24:23

Foul by Lee Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

24:23

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:57

Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:57

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Fulham).

21:19

Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

21:17

Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

21:14

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.

19:30

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Carl Ikeme tries a through ball, but Bakary Sako is caught offside.

18:11

Attempt missed. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Parker.

16:40

Richard Stearman (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:40

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).

16:18

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.

14:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Golbourne with a cross following a corner.

13:45

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

9:49 Booking

Booking Mark Fotheringham (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

9:36

Bakary Sako (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:36

Foul by Mark Fotheringham (Fulham).

8:47

Attempt missed. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

8:11

Attempt blocked. Dave Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bakary Sako with a cross.

7:04 Booking

Booking Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6:50

Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:50

Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).

4:27

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.

4:24

Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Burgess.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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