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Fulham and Wolves face replay after FA Cup third round stalemate

An inspired display from Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli ensured a replay will be required a week on Tuesday to settle this tie but it was the result neither team would have wanted. Wolves were by far the better team and would have recorded their first FA Cup victory in London since 1979 had it not been for the goalkeeper with an Italian-sounding name who was born in Camberwell and is the son of the club’s academy coach.

The 22-year-old, who has kept the Hungarian veteran Gabor Kiraly warming the bench for most of the season, produced two world-class saves either side of half-time, first to tip Bakary Sako’s strike on to the post before denying James Henry after the break.

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