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Fulham 1-1 Wolves: Romain Saiss' late equaliser denies hosts victory

Romain Saiss

Fulham missed out on just their third Premier League win of the season as Romain Saiss snatched a scrappy late equaliser for Wolves at Craven Cottage.

The hosts were on top in the first half but striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed seven chances, while Raul Jimenez went close for the visitors with an acrobatic bicycle kick.

Wolves were more assured after the break, dominating possession but without regularly troubling the Fulham defence.

The introduction of Ryan Sessegnon, who had missed the previous two matches with a groin injury, gave the hosts more attacking impetus and the 18-year-old winger scuffed in a volley after Rui Patricio's weak punch on 74 minutes.

But the visitors struck 10 minutes later when substitute Ivan Cavaleiro got in down the left to slide the ball across goal, with Fulham wing-back Joe Bryan stopping the ball but then falling over - allowing Saiss to tap in his first Premier League goal.

Mitrovic got in behind from a long, clearing kick by Fulham keeper Sergio Rico on 90 minutes but his deflected, clipped effort was cleared off the line by Conor Coady.

The draw takes Fulham off the bottom of the table, three points from safety, before Huddersfield face Manchester United at Old Trafford.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 25Rico
  • 4Odoi
  • 26Mawson
  • 13Ream
  • 22ChristieBooked at 45mins
  • 5ChambersBooked at 44mins
  • 24SeriSubstituted forMcDonaldat 82'minutes
  • 23Bryan
  • 47KamaraSubstituted forCairneyat 73'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 14SchürrleSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 6McDonald
  • 10Cairney
  • 11Ayité
  • 19Vietto
  • 20Le Marchand

Wolves

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 5Bennett
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 2Doherty
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 27SaïssBooked at 44mins
  • 19Castro OttoSubstituted forVinagreat 82'minutes
  • 17Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forHélder Costaat 63'minutes
  • 37TraoréSubstituted forCavaleiroat 45'minutes
  • 9Jiménez

Substitutes

  • 7Cavaleiro
  • 8Neves
  • 10Hélder Costa
  • 21Ruddy
  • 29Vinagre
  • 33Bonatini
  • 49Kilman
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
24,382

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamWolves
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home11
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.

Attempt missed. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho.

Attempt saved. Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Romain Saïss with a cross.

Foul by Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergio Rico.

Attempt saved. Rúben Vinagre (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hélder Costa.

Attempt missed. Hélder Costa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Rúben Vinagre replaces Jonny.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces Jean Michael Seri.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Romain Saïss with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Foul by Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Aboubakar Kamara.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces André Schürrle.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bennett (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Hélder Costa replaces Morgan Gibbs-White.

Attempt saved. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt blocked. Jonny (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Doherty.

Attempt missed. Raúl Jiménez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonny with a cross.

Foul by Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).

Second Half

Second Half begins Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Adama Traoré.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 0.

Booking

Cyrus Christie (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Calum Chambers (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adama Traoré tries a through ball, but Jonny is caught offside.

Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

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