Sunday March 4, 2012 Day 27 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 5 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Pogrebnyak 36’, 44’, 61’
  • Dempsey 56’, 83’

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    Fulham hit five past Wolves

    Fulham leapt up into the top half of the Premier League table with a 5-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+3' The final whistle blows, and Pogrebnyak races on to the pitch to collect the match ball!
    • 90+1' There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this game.
    • 89' Hunt takes the corner himself, bu there is little or no impetus among his despondent team-mates now.
    • 87' Stephen Hunt has looked busy for Wolves since coming on, and he wins the visitors a corner.
    • 85' Fulham substitution: Kerim Frei replaces Pogrebnyak.
    • 84' There were 22 passes in the build-up to Dempsey's goal there, even if one of them was a handball by Pogrebnyak.
    • 83' GOAL!! FULHAM 5-0 WOLVES!! Diarra lays the ball into Dempsey's path, and he surges into the box and fires into the near top corner!
    • 82' Fulham are camped in the Wolves half now. This has become a training exercise.
    • 80' Fulham substitution: Simon Davies replaces Duff.
    • 78' Duff has a shot from 20 yards that swings wide. Wolves are showing so little of the fight which characterised them under Mick McCarthy at the moment.
    • 76' The season record for most goals by one player in a single PL match is four by Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko (28 August 2011) and Blackburn Rovers’ Yakubu Aiyegbeni (3 December 2011). Can Pogrebnyak equal, or even beat that?
    • 75' Dembele surges forward through the centre. He is tackled but the ball runs to Duff, who plays it back into Dembele's feet and the shot on the turn is right at Hennessey!
    • 73' Berra takes a booking for the team after cynically barging Johnson over as the Fulham man led the break following that fletcher chance.
    • 72' Excellent run into the box from Jarvis and he pulls the ball back to FLetcher... The shot is blocked!
    • 71' Hennessey's long punt up field is missed by Diarra. In bounces over Senderos and Fletcher lashes his first-time shot high and wide!
    • 69' Fulham Mahamadou Diarra replaces Murphy to make his Fulham debut.
    • 68' Duff lays the ball off for Johnson, whose shot bounces off the top of the crossbar!
    • 66' The initial set piece is cleared. It's a great second ball into the box but Schwarzer comes out to claim it well.
    • 65' O'Hara's strike across goal takes a deflection, but Fulham will have to wait for Dembele to get back to his feet before they can take the corner.
    • 64' Pogrebnyak leads a Fulham break after Wolves can't get a shot away inside the box, but his heavy touch as he crosses the halfway line leads to him being tackled.
    • 63' Well, that goals means Pogrebnyak has now scored with all five of his shots on target for Fulham. Incredible.
    • 62' FULHAM 4-0 WOLVES: Johnson turns on to his right boot and shoots from the edge of the box. Hennessey saves but Pogrebnyak is there to gobble up the rebound for his hat-trick!
    • 61' Wolves substitution: Fletcher replaces Kightly.
    • 60' Since the start of the second half, Fulham have had 70% of the possession.
    • 58' Dempsey has now scored 17 goals in all competitions for Fulham this season.
    • 57' Dempsey, who scored the winner for USA against Italy on Wednesday, continues his great form with his eighth goal in his last nine games for Fulham.
    • 56' GOAL!! FULHAM 3-0 WOLVES!! Lovely through ball from Murphy, who spied Dempsey's run perfectly. Dempsey takes the ball around Hennessey and fires into the net!
    • 55' Quick passes on the left-hand side from Wolves and O'Hara works it to Kightly, but the ball is robbed of him before he can turn and shoot.
    • 54' Steven Fletcher is warming up on the touchline. Surely we'll be seeing him introduced soon?
    • 53' Doyle claims his shot wide from range took a nick off Dembele, but referee Mike Jones gives a goal kick.
    • 52' Awful mix-up in the Wolves defence and Johnson squares for Dempsey... Tame effort from the edge of the box in the end.
    • 51' Fulham are stroking the ball around the middle of the park with consummate ease. They are struggling to make inroads into the final third, but then, they don't need to. The onus is very much on Wolves.
    • 50' Fulham have won each of their last two PL matches. They have not won three in a row since April-May 2008.
    • 48' Hennessey drops the ball after clattering ito his own player! The ball falls for Johnson right ont he byline, but his pass across the six-yard box evades both Dempsey and Pogrebnyak in the area!
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+3' Half-time is called, and Fulham look good for there two-goal lead.
    • 45+2' Great Pogrebnyak stat from OptaJoe on Twitter: "4 - Pavel Pogrebnyak's first four shots on target for Fulham have all resulted in goals."
    • 45+1' The fourth official signals two minutes of added time at the end of the half.
    • 45' Pogrebnyak has now got four goals in his first three games for Fulham, and he's on a hat-trick today!
    • 44' GOAL!! FULHAM 2-0 WOLVES!! Foley plays a suicidal pass across his own half and Johnson pounces on to it. He motors down the right and squares for Pogrebnyak to beat Hennessey at his near post!
    • 42' Another slaloming run through the middle from Dembele, but this time he is met by a wall of gold shirts and the move breaks down.
    • 40' A dangerous swinging corner from O'Hara but it's a Fulham head that meets it. The Whites launch a swift counter but lose the momentum in the final third.
    • 39' Fulham have been edging it in this match, but Wolves reply unabashed and win a corner.
    • 37' That's three goals in his first three games in England for Fulham's Russian striker.
    • 36' GOAL!! FULHAM 1-0 WOLVES!! Pavel Pogrebnyak gets far too much space off Zubar and beats Hennessey with close-range header!
    • 36' A drop of the shoulder and a surge past Foley from Dembele sees him fire a crisp low effort on goal that is defelcted wide.
    • 35' Dembele drops right back to his own penalty area to help Fulham play their way out of defence. He's one of those player who just seems to have so much time on the ball.
    • 33' Teasing cross in from the right by Fulham and Dempsey leaps well, but Stearman gets there just before the American.
    • 32' Fulham have won only one of their last eight PL matches on a Sunday, their 6-0 triumph over QPR on 2 October 2011.
    • 30' A Foley mis-kick inside the Wolves area gifts the ball to Fulham, but he makes up for it with a vital interception on Dempsey.
    • 29' Good, steady move forward down the left from Wolves. Jarvis squares to O'Hara, who fires over from range.
    • 28' Pogrebnyak bundles his way to the edge of the box but his shot is blokced by a solid foot in. This is such an open match.
    • 26' Wolves have their first corner taken by Jarvis. Berra's diving header is blocked before O'Hara's attempted second ball is charged down as well. End-to-end stuff here!
    • 25' Murphy lifts a cross into the box that is headed back to Senderos... The centre-back skews his rushed effort wide! How Fulham's strikers must wish they were on the end of that!
    • 24' Lovely skill from Dembele before he plays Riise into space out wide. The low cross is scrambled clear. Fulham playing very well at the moment.
    • 22' Another great free-kick from Wolves, but Hughes does well to get his head to it before Doyle.
    • 20' O'Hara plays a quality set-piece delivery... Headed wide from Stearman!
    • 19' Wolves substitution: Nenad Milijas replaces Henry, who appears to have picked up an injury.
    • 18' Riise surges down the left with loads of space and fires a solid strike just the wrong side of the near upright when the cross looked the better option.
    • 16' Jarvis squares the free-kick to O'Hara but the ball runs behind him. Fulham break and the cross from the right flies across the face of goal! Fulham keep it alive and Duff fires a great low shot just wide of the near post!
    • 15' Nasty lunge by Johnson on Doyle. The Fulham striker escapes a booking though.
    • 14' Wolves remain under pressure as Fulham take their fourth corner. The second ball coems in from deep and Hennessey wins his aerial duel with Brede Hangeland.
    • 12' From the corner the ball comes out to Riise, whose low drilled strike is tipped around the post by Hennessey! Great save!
    • 11' Lovely turn from Pogrebnyak after a good run from Dembele picks the Russian out, but he is tackled before he can pull the trigger.
    • 10' Poor control from Aaron Hughes eases the pressure on Wolves as Fulham were building momentum in the visitors' half.
    • 9' Riise plays a lovely pass down the left channel for Dempsey to chase. He turns inside his full-back but takes a touch too many, allowing Wolves to regroup. The American's eventual shot is a tame one, and easy for Wayne Hennessey.
    • 8' The dead ball is rolled into the path of John Arne Riise's run-up, but the strike hits the foot of the wall and rebounds to safety.
    • 7' Dempsey turns and is met by what looked like a shoulder charge from Ronald Zubar! The Wolves defender is the first player to be booked in this match, and Fulham have a free-kick in a good position...
    • 6' Karl Henry fouls Moussa Dembele. The tussle between those two could be key to this game.
    • 5' Fulham controlling the possession in the early stages. A long ball over the top sees Pogrebnyak in an offside position.
    • 3' Wolves won 2-0 at home against Fulham on August 21 with goals from Kevin Doyle and Matt Jarvis. This was the second PL match of the season and the club were second in the table with a 100% record after this victory, level on points with leaders Manchester City.
    • 1' The match is underway!
    • 14:00 Today's referee is Mike Jones from Cheshire.
    • 13:55 Terry Connor: "It was only after the game when I spoke to my family that I was made aware of the support I received at the game (at Newcastle). So I want to apologise to the fans because it was an oversight - I genuinely didn't hear it and if I had have heard it, I would have acknowledged them. Their support was great and I appreciate all the support I'm getting from everybody at the moment."
    • 13:50 Martin Jol: "I saw them against Swansea where they were 2-0 down and still got a result. They have a good spirit and I think it a good team, a good squad - you saw against Newcastle away from home. Normally if Newcastle are 2-0 up, I don't think they will throw that away but they got a 2-2."
    • 13:45 Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is fit after being ruled out of the Gary Speed Memorial Match against Costa Rica with an ankle problem but midfielder Dave Edwards is missing.
    • 13:40 Wolves' leading scorer Steven Fletcher is on the bench after missing the 2-2 away draw with Newcastle last weekend due to illness. Manager Terry Connor sticks with Kevin Doyle, who scored the equaliser at the Sports Direct Arena.
    • 13:35 Mahamadou Diarra could make his Fulham debut as he is on the bench. The former Real Madrid midfielder penned a deal until the end of the season earlier this week.
    • 13:30 Right-back Stephen Kelly is out with a tear in his right quad while Zdenek Grygera (knee) and Steve Sidwell (hernia) are the other first-team players unavailable for Martin Jol.
    • 13:25 TEAMS: Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Duff, Murphy, Dembele, Dempsey, Johnson, Pogrebnyak. Subs: Stockdale, Orlando Sa, Diarra, Etuhu, Frei, Davies, Halliche /// Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Foley, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Fletcher, Hunt, Johnson, Milijas, Bassong, Jonsson
    • 13:20 Welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage.
  • Summary

    • 83' GOAL!! FULHAM 5-0 WOLVES!! Diarra lays the ball into Dempsey's path, and he surges into the box and fires into the near top corner!
    • 75' Dembele surges forward through the centre. He is tackled but the ball runs to Duff, who plays it back into Dembele's feet and the shot on the turn is right at Hennessey!
    • 72' Excellent run into the box from Jarvis and he pulls the ball back to FLetcher... The shot is blocked!
    • 71' Hennessey's long punt up field is missed by Diarra. In bounces over Senderos and Fletcher lashes his first-time shot high and wide!
    • 68' Duff lays the ball off for Johnson, whose shot bounces off the top of the crossbar!
    • 62' FULHAM 4-0 WOLVES: Johnson turns on to his right boot and shoots from the edge of the box. Hennessey saves but Pogrebnyak is there to gobble up the rebound for his hat-trick!
    • 56' GOAL!! FULHAM 3-0 WOLVES!! Lovely through ball from Murphy, who spied Dempsey's run perfectly. Dempsey takes the ball around Hennessey and fires into the net!
    • 52' Awful mix-up in the Wolves defence and Johnson squares for Dempsey... Tame effort from the edge of the box in the end.
    • 48' Hennessey drops the ball after clattering ito his own player! The ball falls for Johnson right ont he byline, but his pass across the six-yard box evades both Dempsey and Pogrebnyak in the area!
    • 44' GOAL!! FULHAM 2-0 WOLVES!! Foley plays a suicidal pass across his own half and Johnson pounces on to it. He motors down the right and squares for Pogrebnyak to beat Hennessey at his near post!
    • 36' GOAL!! FULHAM 1-0 WOLVES!! Pavel Pogrebnyak gets far too much space off Zubar and beats Hennessey with close-range header!
    • 36' A drop of the shoulder and a surge past Foley from Dembele sees him fire a crisp low effort on goal that is defelcted wide.
    • 26' Wolves have their first corner taken by Jarvis. Berra's diving header is blocked before O'Hara's attempted second ball is charged down as well. End-to-end stuff here!
    • 25' Murphy lifts a cross into the box that is headed back to Senderos... The centre-back skews his rushed effort wide! How Fulham's strikers must wish they were on the end of that!
    • 20' O'Hara plays a quality set-piece delivery... Headed wide from Stearman!
    • 18' Riise surges down the left with loads of space and fires a solid strike just the wrong side of the near upright when the cross looked the better option.
    • 16' Jarvis squares the free-kick to O'Hara but the ball runs behind him. Fulham break and the cross from the right flies across the face of goal! Fulham keep it alive and Duff fires a great low shot just wide of the near post!
    • 12' From the corner the ball comes out to Riise, whose low drilled strike is tipped around the post by Hennessey! Great save!
    • 13:25 TEAMS: Fulham: Schwarzer, Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Duff, Murphy, Dembele, Dempsey, Johnson, Pogrebnyak. Subs: Stockdale, Orlando Sa, Diarra, Etuhu, Frei, Davies, Halliche /// Wolverhampton: Hennessey, Zubar, Stearman, Berra, Ward, Kightly, Foley, Henry, O'Hara, Jarvis, Doyle. Subs: De Vries, Fletcher, Hunt, Johnson, Milijas, Bassong, Jonsson

Team Line-up & Ratings

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      6.7 6
      Defenders
      6 6
      6.1 6
      Yellow Card 6.2 6
      6.6 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out69′ 6.2 7
      7.4 8
      Substitution Out80′ 6.3 7
      Goals ×2 8.1 8
      Strikers
      6.7 8
      Goals ×3 Substitution Out86′ 9 9
      Subs
      Substitution In69′ 6.9 7
      Substitution In80′ 6.9 -
      Substitution In86′ 6.4 -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      5.5 5
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 4.2 4
      4.1 5
      Yellow Card 4.8 5
      4.6 5
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out84′ 4.4 5
      5.5 6
      Substitution Out61′ 4.8 5
      Substitution Out19′ 4.5 6
      5.3 6
      Strikers
      5 6
      Subs
      Substitution In84′ 1.6 -
      Substitution In61′ 3.6 6
      Substitution In19′ 3.7 5

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