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Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-4 Fulham

Tom Cairney's volley into the top right corner was Fulham's third goal in the space of 10 minutes at Molineux
Tom Cairney's volley into the top corner was Fulham's third goal in the space of 10 minutes at Molineux

Fulham rescued a dramatic late draw at Molineux just when Wolves looked to have snatched a last-minute victory.

Dave Edwards appeared to have won the game with a strike from a tight angle in the 90th minute, but Floyd Ayite headed in four minutes into added time.

Kortney Hause had headed Wolves ahead but Fulham responded with strikes from Stefan Johansen, Ayite and Tom Cairney.

Two goals in nine minutes from Matt Doherty and Ivan Cavaleiro brought Wolves level before a last-gasp finale.

Following on from new boss Paul Lambert's first victory since he took charge, at QPR nine days before, Wolves made a good start when Hause headed home Helder Costa's far-post corner on 22 minutes.

But Stefan Johansen levelled from inside the Wolves box 10 minutes later, with a first-time right-foot shot into the top-left corner.

Fulham then struck twice more in the space of three minutes, Ayite climbing at the far post to head back across goal, before Cairney's superb volley into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Nouha Dicko touched on Conor Coady's cross on 65 minutes for Doherty to give Wolves hope before Cavaleiro burst into the box nine minutes later to equalise.

Wales international Edwards then thought he had won it when he shot into the roof of the net from a narrow angle at the far post.

But Fulham had the final word, as Ayite struck from inside the six-yard box, squeezing his second goal of the game past debutant home keeper Harry Burgoyne, who was deputising for the injured Carl Ikeme and Andy Lonergan.

Wolves, who climb back up a place to 19th, ended their run of four consecutive home league defeats, while Fulham, who have lost just once in six games, are up to 9th.

Wolves head coach Paul Lambert:

"It's not often you will see those types of games. It was exciting and I'm proud of the way we came back. We've got to be stronger defensively but we look a threat going forward.

"It's heart-attack material. But that's why you play the game and that's why I have got back into it.

"The crowd here are a major factor. They were unbelievable for us. They were great. If we turn in performances like that week in, week out, this will be a great place.

"We were up against a really good side but, in the second half, we were outstanding. We need a little bit of help in January, there's no two ways about it - a bit of know-how - but we have a young, talented team."

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"I am not thinking about going up or staying in the league. I am thinking how we are going to fix our problems.

"We led 3-1 and then we were losing. We controlled many things and we can score some goals, but we can be more clinical.

"We didn't kill the game and we suffered for that. We didn't manage our situation very well especially in the last half an hour.

"Wolves, with very simple football, created so many problems and, in this situation, we have to be more solid. We have to improve and not show our weaknesses."

Line-ups

Wolves

  • 31BurgoyneBooked at 90mins
  • 18Iorfa
  • 6Batth
  • 30Hause
  • 2Doherty
  • 16CoadyBooked at 26minsSubstituted forPriceat 87'minutes
  • 27SaissSubstituted forBödvarssonat 59'minutes
  • 17CostaSubstituted forBrito Teixeiraat 87'minutes
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 16mins
  • 50Cavaleiro
  • 9DickoBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 8Saville
  • 13Flatt
  • 19Price
  • 22Bödvarsson
  • 24Brito Teixeira
  • 26Enobakhare
  • 29Borthwick-Jackson

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2FredericksBooked at 8mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 13ReamSubstituted forKebanoat 90+3'minutes
  • 3MaloneBooked at 70mins
  • 6McDonald
  • 14Johansen
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forParkerat 72'minutes
  • 10CairneyBooked at 69mins
  • 11Ayité
  • 25Martin

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 7Kebano
  • 8Parker
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 20Piazon
  • 30R Sessegnon
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
19,020

Match Stats

Home TeamWolvesAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home20
Away25
Shots on Target
Home7
Away12
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 4.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 4. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tomas Kalas with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tim Ream.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Booking

Harry Burgoyne (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 4, Fulham 3. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Nouha Dicko.

Attempt missed. Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jón Dadi Bödvarsson.

Corner, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. João Teixeira replaces Hélder Costa.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Jack Price replaces Conor Coady.

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Batth.

Attempt missed. David Edwards (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Hélder Costa with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.

Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Goal!

Goal! Wolverhampton Wanderers 3, Fulham 3. Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Sone Aluko.

Booking

Scott Malone (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).

Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).

Jón Dadi Bödvarsson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Doherty.

Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

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