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M. Gibbs-White
Yellow Card
90' + 5'
A. Mitrović
Yellow Card
81'
A. Mitrović
Penalty Miss
81'
José Sá
Penalty Save
50'
H. Reed
Yellow Card

Match Stats

Possession
59% 40%
5
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 3
Total Passes 496 328
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Commentary

That's all from Molineux today, so thank you for joining us and goodbye!
With just a single point from their first two matches of the season, Wolves are faced with a tough trip to Tottenham next time out. Meanwhile, Fulham - who remain unbeaten, but still haven't broken their long winless streak in the Premier League (now 12 games) - will take on London rivals Brentford.
Though not entirely uneventful, few moments of quality were to be seen in a goalless draw between two well-matched sides, and despite being the better team, Wolves may even be grateful for a point. A week on from his double strike against Liverpool, Mitrovic could only find the gloves of Sa with a potentially match-winning penalty, and the game then ambled towards its conclusion. Neither manager can argue too much with one point apiece.
90' + 9' FULL-TIME: WOLVES 0-0 FULHAM
90' + 7' The VAR cross-checks the battle between Gibbs-White and Mitrovic, but quickly decides that neither man should be dismissed for their unseemly confrontation.
M. Gibbs-White
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Gibbs-White sees yellow for confronting Mitrovic after a foul and butting heads with the Fulham forward.
A. Mitrović
Yellow Card
90' + 5' For tripping Gibbs-White and subsequently getting involved in an aggressive squabble, Mitrovic is booked deep into added time.
90' + 4' Gibbs-White and Mitrovic go head to head in the middle of the pitch, after a challenge between the pair, and a wider scuffle threatens to break out before the referee intervenes.
K. Mbabu
B. De Cordova-Reid
90' + 3' Silva's second stoppage-time switch sees Decordova-Reid make way for Mbabu.
T. Francois
K. Tete
90' + 2' Fulham replace Tete for the final few minutes, and Francois comes on in his place.
90' + 1' Seven minutes of stoppage time are declared by the fourth official, breathing new life into the home crowd. Can anyone snatch a winner in the time remaining?
90' The game gets back under way, and Decordova-Reid returns from the touchline to a chorus of boos from the Wolves fans, who believe he was time-wasting with the clock running down.
88' Under pressure in the six-yard box, following a header from Mitrovic, Decordova-Reid can't force the ball home past Sa. The Fulham winger then goes down injured and will receive medical attention.
T. Cairney
Andreas Pereira
86' Pereira is forced off due to an injury, and his replacement in the Fulham midfield will be Cairney.
J. Stansfield
N. Kebano
83' Following a long tutorial from Silva on the tactics clipboard during the drinks break, Stansfield finally appears for his Premier League debut; Kebano comes off.
82' The save stands! Sa's stop was within the rules according to the VAR, and Mitrovic won't have a second chance to take the penalty.
82' The VAR will now check whether Sa was off his line when Mitrovic stuck the ball lfrom the penalty spot.
A. Mitrović
Penalty Miss
81' PENALTY MISS! Failing to follow up on last week's brace, Mitrovic strikes his attempt from the spot too close to Sa, who dives right to save the Serbian striker's low shot.
José Sá
Penalty Save
81' PENALTY SAVE! Diving down to his right to make a crucial stop, Sa palms away Mitrovic's penalty kick and keeps his side on level terms. It stays 0-0!
80' PENALTY! Chasing onto a loose ball on the right side of the Wolves area, Decordova-Reid comfortably beats Ait-Nouri to it, but is then tripped and ends up on the deck. No doubt - that's a Fulham penalty!
Adama Traoré
Pedro Neto
78' The second of Lage's double change sees Neto make way for Traore.
Nélson Semedo
Jonny Castro
78' Jonny has been struggling to keep tabs on Kebano since the interval, and is now replaced by Semedo on the right flank.
77' Neto delays several times before releasing the ball to Ait-Nouri on the left side of the area, and the full-back's looping cross ultimately rebounds into the waiting hands of Rodak.
75' Guedes brings down Ream, as the hosts grow ever more desperate to get forward and find a spark in the final third. Nothing is happening up front, so Wolves are set to make some changes.
73' We are back under way, after both teams take on energy drinks and tactical instruction in the shade of the stands.
71' The second-half drinks break takes place, and it looks like Fulham will be making a change once play resumes in the searing heat.
69' SAVE! Evading a tired-looking Jonny, Kebano drops his shoulder on the left flank and thumps a near-post shot at Sa from the edge of the area. The Fulham winger is getting plenty of joy in that position, but can't quite find the final product.
68' Twice, Robinson excels himself in keeping Wolves at bay, as he blocks a pair of attempts to load the ball into Fulham's six-yard box.
66' A corner from Gibbs-White is played short to Neto, but the move quickly breaks down. Wolves manage to retrieve the ball, though, and start to build again.
64' Fulham are sustaining some light pressure on the Wolves rearguard for the first time, but Kilman clears the danger first of all, then Ait-Nouri unintentionally turns the ball back into his goalkeeper's gloves following a dangerous cross.
62' Kebano has grown in confidence in the second half, but after he jinks through into a good crossing position on the left, his cutback lacks accuracy and Wolves are able to clear their lines. Silva appears increasingly frustrated on the touchline - surely he'll make his first substitution soon.
60' With his first contribution since coming on, Guedes threatens to burst past Tosin on the left flank, but then overhits an early cross towards the box with the outside of his boot.
Gonçalo Guedes
Hwang Hee-Chan
58' A hearty cheer greets Guedes onto the pitch for his Wolves debut, as Hwang makes way following a frustrating shift up front.
56' Though yet to break through and open the scoring, Wolves have continued to have the greater share of possession since the break, with 58 per cent of the ball so far.
54' CLOSE! After receiving the ball in space on the left, Ait-Nouri surges down the flank and delivers a delicious low ball to the back post, which Gibbs-White can only turn over from close range, at full stretch. That's the best chance there's been in the second half.
52' A direct run down the left by Kebano is halted by Jonny's intervention; conceding a corner. Pereira's cross from the set-piece totally evades Sa's attempted punch, and the ball has to be scrambled clear from inside the goalkeeper's six-yard box.
H. Reed
Yellow Card
50' Reed makes a tackle from behind on Hwang in midfield, and the referee deems the challenge worthy of a yellow card.
49' After a Fulham move into the final third breaks down, Wolves quickly counter, but the hosts' back four holds firm.
47' Neves escapes censure for a couple of crunching challenges in midfield, and the home crowd have responded warmly to their captain's endeavour. Clearly, he wants to lead Wolves from the front.
46' We are back under way in Wolverhampton!
Wolves are without a win from their last 11 Premier League games in August (since a home win against Fulham in 2011), while Fulham are winless in their last 10 top-flight visits to Molineux, since 1962. Surely something has to give in the second half?
Having bossed the ball and carved out more openings than their visitors, Wolves will be disappointed that their lack of cutting edge has cost them a deserved lead at the break. Neto has persistently threatened to unpick Fulham when drifting in from the left, but the hosts are yet to find the finishing touch. Following last week's heroics, Silva's side have put in a low-key performance so far and must hope to improve after the interval.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME: WOLVES 0-0 FULHAM
45' + 2' The officials have indicated there will be at least two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the first half.
45' The ball falls into the path of Neves from a corner, but unable to get his body into the right shape to strike it cleanly, the Wolves skipper sends his shot well wide of the left-hand post.
João Palhinha
Yellow Card
44' A foul on Neto deep inside his own half sees Palhinha pick up a yellow card - Fulham's first of the game.
43' Neto receives the ball from Podence's clipped crossfield pass, but the chance of bursting into the area from the left is ended when he is brought down by Palhinha.
41' Kebano complains after going down as Fulham attempt to counter, following a Wolves corner-kick. The referee is not interested, though, and the game goes on - we are ambling towards half-time here.
39' Confined to a tight spot by the corner flag, Ait-Nouri does well to buy a goal-kick by playing the ball off a Fulham player. Such craft pleases the home fans too.
37' Tempers seem to be fraying in the heat at Molineux, as Palhinha is pulled up for an aggressive aerial challenge on Gibbs-White. Of course, he doesn't agree, but Wolves will have a free-kick.
Rúben Neves
Yellow Card
36' For a crunching late tackle on his compatriot Palhinha, Neves is the second Wolves player booked today.
35' Wolves captain Neves makes a hash of striking a long-range free-kick at goal, and the ball sails well wide of the right-hand post.
33' Never troubling Sa, a low strike from Robinson, who had drifted into a central spot - around 20 yards out - flies past the right-hand post.
31' CLOSE! A terrible mix-up between Rodak and Tosin almost results in a Wolves goal, as they collide on the right side of the area; allowing Neto to steal the ball. His cross-shot falls to Podence, who fails to capitalise and drags his attempt wide.
28' The home side's dominance extends to having 61 per cent of the ball so far, but Wolves have only managed two shots at goal compared to Fulham's three.
26' The game resumes following the drinks break, and Fulham make a rare foray into the Wolves half, which the hosts then repel.
24' Due to the heat in England today, a cooling break is under way, with both coaches taking the opportunity to speak to their players while the teams take on water.
23' Having narrowly escaped at the other end, Wolves earn another corner, but Gibbs-White's cross is cleared away from danger by the Fulham defence at the second attempt.
21' OFF THE LINE! After Kilman is forced to head the ball behind inside his own area, Fulham's first corner - delivered by Pereira - picks out Decordova-Reid in the centre of the box. His goal-bound header is hacked away off the line by Neves, and the rebound is then scrambled clear.
19' Pereira picks up a good position on the left side of the area, but his attempted cutback to Mitrovic is heavily overhit and zips out of play on the far side of the pitch.
Daniel Podence
Yellow Card
17' After taking a heavy touch and then hauling back Reed in an attempt to retrieve the ball, Podence is shown the game's first yellow card.
15' With an opportunistic volley from just outside the box, Mitrovic sends the ball careering well over the crossbar and into the jeering fans behind the Wolves goal.
13' Wolves are certainly on top in the opening stages of their first home match, and they will want to capitalise soon, given Fulham's ability to strike on the break.
11' After Neto fires a low cross along the six-yard box from the left, the ball bounces out to Hwang 20 yards out, but the Wolves striker snatches at his shot, which sails high and wide of the target.
9' Gibbs-White, who has been serenaded by the crowd throughout the game so far, is brought down by Palhinha's trip in midfield, but Wolves fail to make anything of the subsequent free-kick.
7' Before today's game, Wolves had won nine of their last 12 league games against Fulham - edging the last three in a row by the same 1-0 scoreline.
5' GOOD STOP! Rodak is called upon once again, as Hwang makes the same sprint through the Fulham back four as Neto - shooting towards the near post from 10 yards out. The goalkeeper makes a routine stop, but was well positioned to do so. Wolves are looking dangerous!
3' SAVE! The first chance falls to Neto, who slips through the Fulham defence on the left side of the area before firing a near-post shot at Rodak. The ball then rebounds threateningly across the goal-line, but the flag is then raised for offside.
1' Fulham kick off, and we are under way in Wolverhampton!
The players are out on the pitch at a sunny Molineux, with kick-off now just moments away!
Fulham also keep faith in the XI who started last week, in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Last term's top scorer Mitrovic leads the attack once more, while Diop - signed from West Ham this week - is among the visitors' substitutes. In midfield, recent arrival Palhinha comes up against several of his countrymen from Portugal.
Following the exit of Conor Coady and arrival of Portuguese winger Guedes from Valencia this week, Wolves still select the same starting lineup that lost to Leeds United on the opening day. While Hwang continues to lead the line up front - supported by Podence and Neto - Guedes starts on the bench.
SUBS: Bernd Leno, Kevin Mbabu, Issa Diop, Shane Duffy, Rodrigo Muniz, Tom Cairney, Tyrese Francois, Jay Stansfield, Nathaniel Chalobah.
FULHAM (4-2-3-1): Marek Rodak; Kenny Tete, Tosin Adarabioyo, Tim Ream, Antonee Robinson; Harrison Reed, Joao Palhinha; Neeskens Kebano, Andreas Pereira, Bobby De Cordova-Reid; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
SUBS: Matija Sarkic, Willy Boly, Tote Gomes, Chem Campbell, Connor Ronan, Nelson Semedo, Luke Cundle, Goncalo Guedes, Adama Traore.
WOLVES (4-2-3-1): Jose Sa; Jonny Castro Otto, Nathan Collins, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Leander Dendoncker, Ruben Neves; Daniel Podence, Morgan Gibbs-White, Pedro Neto; Hwang Hee-Chan.
Seeking to build on a draw with last season's Premier League runners-up Liverpool last weekend, Fulham are on their first road trip since winning promotion in May. Top dogs in the Championship in the 2021-22 campaign, the Cottagers' return to the top flight ended in a 2-2 home draw. Marco Silva's men won 13 away games as they claimed first place in the second tier, but they must step up in class today.
Wolves will tackle their first home fixture of the new season, seeking to bounce back from defeat at Leeds United on the Premier League's opening day. Despite taking an early lead at Elland Road, Bruno Lage's side returned to the Midlands empty-handed following a 2-1 loss. During his first campaign at the club, Lage saw his team accrue three fewer points at Molineux than they managed away from home.
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