Wolves 1 Fulham 1
The honours were shared at Molineux this afternoon as Fulham rescued a point.
For the trip to Molineux, a game we`ve waited two weeks for, Mark Hughes made three changes t the starting eleven that had lost at Old Trafford with Simon Davies, Steve Sidwell and Eidur Gudjohnsen coming in.
Fulham started the half very well and could have gone ahead very early on but for a spectacular save from Wayne Hennessy from a Carlos Salcido effort.
Matters got a bit feisty with a melee breaking out after Richard Stearman carried out a poor tackle on Eidur Gudjohnsen. Fulham then wasted a decent chance to go ahead when a move involving Murphy and Sidwell saw our January signing lob the ball perfectly for Salcido to drive a cross over but Clint Dempsey could only turn his effort over the bar.
Halfway through the half Wolves, it has to be said against the run of lay, took the lead when Karl Henry put the ball into the danger area for Steven Fletcher to head past Mark Schwarzer.
The goal didn`t faze Fulham who continued to look the better team with further chances coming the way of Clint Dempsey and Simon Davies, unfortunately none were converted and we had it all to do in the second half.
Half Time - Wolves 1 Fulham 0
The second half continued how the first had ended with Fulham on top. The early stages of the half saw Demble have an effort blocked before a fine move involving Murphy, Davies and Gudjohnsen saw the keeper come to the rescue of the home side.
Craddock then did very well to block another effort from Dembele after the player had spun past the challenges of two home defenders. Gudjohnsen and Murphy then combined before Dempsey saw an effort go wide.
Hangeland was wrongly accused of committing a foul and when Mark Hughes first remonstrated and then kicked a water bottle found himself ordered to the stands for the remainder for the game.
Trying to rescue something from a game we had enjoyed large spells of domination in Hughes ordered the cavalry to be brought on with Kakuta, Zamora and Johnson entering the fray.
The move paid dividends when a piece of long ball football saw Zamora jostle to get the ball and with his second touch Johnson put Fulham level. With four minutes of stoppage time to be played, Kakuta almost snatched the game for Fulham with two chances, the first being saved by the keeper and the second going wide.
All square it finished and we can feel we should have had more from the game.
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