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Match Report: Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - Fulham 0

Did this really just happen?

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I... never mind.


Fulham lost. Again. It's not bad that we lost to Wolverhampton, a team that's 8th on the table and looking for promotion. It's bad that we lost. AGAIN! LOST! 3-0! I mean, sure, it could just be revenge for knocking them out of the FA Cup, but at a time like this, when we really need points if we want to even try to scrape the playoffs (which won't happen now), seriously?

Anyway. Poor defending in the first 10 minutes of the game led to a conceded corner, where Danny Batth headed in to make it 1-0. Fulham had a chance in the 8th minute when Ruiz and Lasse Vigen Christensen ran up into the box due to a nice one-two effort, but the Costa Rican's shot on goal was blocked by Batth. Wolves did concede a corner after this, however, and Seko Fofana did get a shot on goal, but, in typical Fulham fashion, it was blocked too. Batth's goal came from a corner, where Bakary Sako's cross met Batth's header. Seko Fofana again had an shot on goal just a minute later, but it missed.

Wolves almost doubled their lead on the quarter of an hour mark, when Benik Afobe placed a shot on target, heading towards the bottom right corner of the net, but luckily Marcus Bettinelli managed to save it. Fofana again had another chance, this time launching a strike from 30 yards out, but just sailed over the top left corner. A handball by Richard Stearman occured in the 30th minute, but the referee didn't see it. Shame.

Fofana (again!) had another chance to try and make it 1-1, however Wolves goalie Tomasz Kuszczak managed to make an easy save. Kuszczak was again forced into action when Ross McCormack got a shot in, but again got an easy save. Sako made it 3-0 to Wolves over the course of 5 minutes, his first goal coming off a perfect shot into the corner, that even Bettinelli couldn't get his hands on. The second occured in stoppage time, beating Bettinelli at the near post.

There's not a lot to say for the second half, so, I'll summarise it:

- Rodallega missed

- Sean Kavanagh came on for Fofana

- Wolves bought on Rajiv van La Parra for Sako

- Christensen missed

- Wolves bought James Henry on for Nouha Dicko (heh.. I'm sorry, that's unprofessional of me)

- Kavanagh volleyed and missed

- Cauley Woodrow replaced Rodallega

And there you have it. Another loss. Fulham face Derby at Craven Cottage on Saturday. They are now just five points above the drop zone. Come on! Please!