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Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 Fulham

Michal Zyro
Michal Zyro joined Wolves from Legia Warsaw last month

Michal Zyro scored twice on his Wolves home debut to help Kenny Jackett's side to victory over Fulham at Molineux.

Having been redeployed up front, Zyro put Wolves ahead after latching on to Jordan Graham's cross, before doubling that lead with a cool solo effort.

The visitors were back in it by the break after Lasse Vigen Christensen easily headed in Jazz Richards' cross.

Matt Doherty extended Wolves' lead with a long-range goal before a late Ross McCormack strike set up a tense finale.

Having now won four consecutive league matches, Wolves move up to 10th in the Championship table, seven points shy of the play-off places, while Fulham remain 19th.

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Jokanovic on Fulham's defeat by Wolves

The hosts broke the deadlock on six minutes when Graham produced his eighth assist of the season to tee up Zyro, who joined Wolves from Polish side Legia Warsaw last month, to put the hosts ahead.

A superb home debut for Zyro continued in the 13th minute when he made easy work of beating Fulham's offside trap to place the ball through goalkeeper Andy Lonergan's legs.

The away side worked their way back into the game on 24 minutes when Richards sent a curling ball into the box for Christensen to coolly nod past Carl Ikeme.

Wolves re-established their two-goal lead three minutes after the break through Doherty's powerful shot from 35 yards after Graham's corner had been cleared. And, although McCormack scored from 20 yards with just over 15 minutes to play, Wolves were able to hold on.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett:

"It was a big win for us and full credit to the players as four Championship wins on the trot is not an easy thing to do.

"We wanted to put on a spirited and hard-working performances for our fans as there is some uncertainty around and I can feel it because of the sale of Benik Afobe.

"And I felt that the players answered it and responded in the right way and played with a lot of pride in playing for Wolves."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

"I am trying to find the way for the team. We are not playing the same way that Fulham did before. We are a very good team with the ball but right now very soft without the ball.

"It is important to try and have more time with the ball in our possession to stop suffering so much. This is the plan we have for the future.

"I cannot blame my players as they tried to follow the plan. At the end we lost the game but they did many, many positive things."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 1Ikeme
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 23Ebanks-Landell
  • 2Doherty
  • 16Coady
  • 11McDonald
  • 4Edwards
  • 24GrahamSubstituted forByrneat 86'minutes
  • 17van La ParraSubstituted forLe Fondreat 89'minutes
  • 27ZyroSubstituted forHenryat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Golbourne
  • 7Henry
  • 8Saville
  • 19Price
  • 25Byrne
  • 26Martinez
  • 29Le Fondre

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2RichardsSubstituted forFredericksat 72'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 33BurnBooked at 64mins
  • 3Garbutt
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forHyndmanat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Cairney
  • 23O'Hara
  • 21ChristensenBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSmithat 84'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 7Fredericks
  • 9Smith
  • 12Lewis
  • 13Ream
  • 17Williams
  • 28Hyndman
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
17,387

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 2.

Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).

Kevin McDonald (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).

Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Rajiv van La Parra.

Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Nathan Byrne replaces Jordan Graham.

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. James Henry replaces Michal Zyro.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Danny Batth tries a through ball, but Rajiv van La Parra is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Offside, Fulham. Shaun Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 2. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Jazz Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Michal Zyro is caught offside.

Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Rajiv van La Parra (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Graham.

Booking

Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).

Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt saved. Michal Zyro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.

goal

As It Stood

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5Ipswich2612863631544
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8Birmingham2611783128340
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17QPR2671093134-331
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19Fulham2669114246-427
20Rotherham2673163244-1224
21MK Dons2665152138-1723
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