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KARL WHITEHOUSE LOOKS AT THE HISTORY OF WOLVES V FULHAM

 

first meetings

The first league meeting of the two clubs was on the 9th November 1907 at Molineux in Division 2. The  game finished with a 2-0 win for Wolves.

The first meeting in the FA Cup was on 19th February 1921 at Craven Cottage and the score of the game was 1-0 win for Wolves.

The first meeting in a League Cup Game was 5th October 1966 at Craven Cottage which ended in a defeat with a score of 5-0.

The first meeting in the Premier League was 18th October 2003, this game ended in a nil nil  draw at Loftus Road in front of a crowd of 17,031 The match was played at Loftus Road due to redevelopment work at Craven Cottage. The team that played that day was Oakes, Irwin, Naylor, Butler, Craddock, Rae, Cameron, Camara, Gudjonsson, Blake, Miller and the only sub was used on that day was Kennedy. The manager of that game was Dave Jones.

most recent meeting

Premier League – The most recent game was on the 24th February 2023 the game finished 1-1 at Craven Cottage.

The latest meeting in the FA Cup was a replay 13th January 2015 at Molineux after the original game at Craven Cottage was a 0-0 draw.  This game went all the way into extra time where it finished 2-2 after 90 minutes,  3-3 after 120 minutes before going to a penalty shootout which Fulham won 5-3 in front of a crowd of 8,148.

The last meeting in the League Cup was 1st November 2000 at Craven Cottage in front of a crowd of 6,763, Fulham won the game 3-2.

biggest win

The Biggest League win Wolves have ever had against Fulham was in League Division one, the score was 9-0 at Molineux on the 16th September 1959 in front of a crowd of 41,692.

The Team that played that day was Finlayson, Stuart, G.W.Harris, R.Flowers, Showell, Clamp, Lill, R.Mason, J.Murray, P.Broadbent, Deeley.

Scorers of the goals: Deeley 6, 36, 68, 87 , R.Flowers 37 , P.Broadbent 58 , R.Mason 59 , J.Murray 62 , Clamp 73.

The biggest win in the Premier League was on the 21st August 2011. Wolves beat Fulham 2-0 at Molineux with goals from Kevin Doyle and Matthew Jarvis. Wolves line-up on the day was Hennessey, Stearman, Johnson, Berra, Henry, Ward, Hunt, Jarvis, O’Hara, Fletcher, Doyle and Subs were Kightly, Elokobi, Foley, Ebanks-Blake, Hammill, Milijas, De Vries and the Wolves manager was Mick McCarthy.

biggest defeat

Spare a though for Wolves fans travelling to Craven Cottage in 1928 who saw the biggest defeat with Wolves losing 7-0 in League Division 2. A crowd of over 12,981 turned up to watch.

The biggest defeat in the Premier League was on the 4th March 2012 at Craven Cottage with Fulham beating Wolves 5-0 where Pavel Pogrebnyak got a hat trick and Clint Dempsey got a brace of goals.

The line up for Wolves was Hennessey, Stearman, Berra, Zubar, Foley, Kightly, Henry, Ward, Jarvis, O’Hara, Doyle and Subs were Hunt, Milijas, Fletcher, Johnson, Bassong, Jonsson, De Vries and it was Caretaker Manager Terry Connor in charge.

match of the day

The game that was nearest to the upcoming fixture between the two sides was played on 26th November 1910 in Division Two the game finished 5-1 to Wolves and 26th November 1960 in Division One the game finished 3-1 to Wolves.

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Fulham 0 Wolves 1 20th August 2014 in Championship at Craven Cottage 

This was a game with few chances in it and it was Wolves who had taken the lead in the game with a shot from Bakary Sako who fired his shot into the bottom corner of the net when Fulham had failed to deal with a corner in the 15th minute.

Wolves goalkeeper had only 1 shot on target to deal with in the whole game when Moussa Dembele had a shot tipped behind the goal after the break.

Wolves had a chance in the second half of the when Matt Doherty wasted a chance to make it 2-0 after the half time break.

Then late in the second half of the game into Injury time Wolves were given a penalty by the referee after Cameron Burgess fouled Nouha Dicko and up stepped Bakary Sako to take the penalty only for Jesse Joronen to save it and deny Bakary Sako a second goal of the game.

Fulham suffered there third straight defeat since they were relegated from the Premier League and Wolves got there first win in seven visits going back 1999 which is mentioned below.

Fulham Team: Joronen, Hoogland, Bodurov, Burgess, Kavanagh, Roberts, Parker, Fotheringham, Stafylidis, Woodrow, McCormack.

Substitutes: Hutchinson, Eisfeld, Voser, Rodallega, Dembele, Williams, Bettinelli.

Manager: Felix Magath

Wolves Team: Ikeme, Doherty, Batth, Stearman, Golbourne, McDonald, Evans, Van La Parra, Edwards, Sako, Dicko.

Substitutes: Henry, Clarke, McCarey, Ricketts, McAlinden, Ebanks-Landell, Jacobs.

Manager: Kenny Jackett

A LITTLE MORE HISTORY

Fulham 0 Wolves 1 19th October 1999 in Division One at Craven Cottage

This was an all-action match from the start which took until the 20th minute for Fulham to get a shot on target at goal when a good run by Gus Uhlenbeek who passed it onto Lee Clark to beat goalkeeper Mike Stowell in the Wolves goal only to hit the post.

Manager Paul Bracewell was forced into an early change in the by taking off Karl Heinz Riedle for Paul Peschisolido in the 23rd Minute for an injury picked up in the game.

Then in the dying seconds of the first half of the game Paul Peschisolido setup a chance for Paul Trollope a chance on goal but he sent his shot over the bar.

Half Time Fulham 0 Wolves 0

The second half of the game started with a rare Wolves attack when Simon Osborn fired a fierce volley at Maik Taylor which he saved and couldn’t hold onto the ball and there ready to pounce for the ball was Neil Emblen who was quick with the rebound to slam the ball back into net to give the Wolves the lead in the game.

After Neil Emblen’s goal for Wolves it was one way traffic all the way when Fulham had chance after chance of attacks from Geoff Horsfield who had a shot saved by Mike Stowell and then from the resulting corner Paul Peschisolido hit the post and Barry Hayles had a brilliant effort on goal which was cleared off the line by the Wolves defence.

Then in the 78th Minute of the game Wolves were reduced to 10 men when Ludo Pollet got his second yellow card of the game for both fouls on Geoff Horsfield.

Fulham had more chances before the end of the game from Chris Coleman and Wayne Collins who had efforts that cleared the bar.

Wolves held on for the victory to extend their unbeaten run to 6 games as they keep on climbing the table after the poor start to the season and third successive win and this ended Fulham’s 15 match unbeaten run with this defeat.

Full Time Fulham 0 Wolves 1

Fulham Team: Taylor, Uhlenbeek, Morgan, Coleman, Symons, Neilson, Trollope, Clark, Hayward, Riedle.

Substitutes: Collins, Hayles, Peschisolido, Hahnemann, Davis.

Manager: Paul Bracewell

Wolves Team: Stowell, Muscat, Bazeley, Curle, Emblen, Osborn, Akinbiyi, Corica, Sedgley, Pollet, Taylor.

Substitutes: Naylor, Simpson, Mautone, Robinson, Larkin

Manager: Colin Lee

head to head stats

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PREMIER LEAGUE STATS

There has been 14 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 6 games with 5 Home wins and 1 Away Wins.

Fulham have won 2 games with 2 Home wins and 0 Away Wins.

There has been 6 draws between the sides.

Wolves has scored 13 Goals.

Fulham has scored 12 Goals.

OVERALL HEAD-TO-HEAD

There has been 96 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 45 Times.

Fulham have won 26 Times.

There has been 25 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

26th December 2018 Fulham 1 Wolves 1 at Craven Cottage

4th May 2019 Wolves 1 Fulham 0 at Molineux

4th October 2020 Wolves 1 Fulham 0 at Molineux

9th April 2021 Fulham 0 Wolves 1 at Craven Cottage

13th August 2022 Wolves 0 Fulham 0 at Molineux

24th February 2023 Fulham 1 Wolves 1 at Craven Cottage

PLAYING FOR BOTH TEAMS

Ivan Cavaleiro 

Played for Wolves 2016-2020 made 96 appearances and scored 17 goals made his debut on the 10th September 2016 in a 1-1 draw against Burton Albion and played for Fulham on a season long Loan 2019-2020 and permanent 2020 to present day made 97 appearances and scored 11 goals on the 21st August 2019 when he made his debut for the club played against Milwall where he did a player of the match performance by scoring 2 goals and assisted 1 goal.

Emmanuel Frimpong

Played for Wolves January 2012 in a loan spell for the rest of the season from Arsenal made 5 appearances made his debut against Chelsea in a 2-1 defeat and played for Fulham January 2013 in a season loan spell from Arsenal made 6 appearances.

Jordan Graham

Played for Wolves 2015-2020 made 14 appearances and scored 1 goal and made his debut for the club 21st November 2015 against Ipswich Town and played for Fulham 2017-2018 in a loan spell from Wolves made 3 appearances which started 31st August 2017 to Mid January 2018 restricted to substitute appearances and was subsequently recalled by the club his loan spell.

Marcus Hahnemann

Played for Fulham 1999-2002 made 2 appearances  failed to displace Fulham’s number one choice Maik Taylor as number one at the time at the club and played for Wolves 2009-2011 made 40 appearances he was backup goalkeeper to Wayne Hennessy for the opening 4 months and then Hahnemann was made first choice goalkeeper for the remainder of the season.

Mario Lemina

Played for in a loan spell for Fulham from Southampton 2020-2021 made 28 appearances and scored 1 goal where he made his debut for the club in the 2nd Round of the EFL cup against Ipswich Town and currently playing for Wolves 2023 made 4 appearances made his debut for the club against West Ham in the Premier League where Wolves won the game 1-0.

Scott Malone

Started his career at Wolves 2009-2012 never made any first team appearances for the club and came through the Wolves Academy to turn professional in 2009 and played for Fulham 2016-2017 made 36 appearances and scored 6 goals where he made his debut in the opening game of the 2016 season in a 1-0 win over Newcastle United.

Kevin McDonald

Played for Wolves 2013-2016 made 120 appearances and scored 8 goals where he made his debut for Wolves in a 2-1 win at Bristol City on the 17th August as a substitute and played for Fulham 2016-2021 made 116 appearances and scored 6 goals where he scored his first goal for the club against Cardiff City in 2-2 draw on 20th August 2016.

Jamie O’Hara

Played for Wolves 2011 in a loan spell from Tottenham on the 30th January 2011 and made his first start for the club by playing against Bolton Wanderers as a substitute and a permanent spell 2011-2014 made 55 appearances and scored 5 goals and played for Fulham 2015-2016 made 37 appearances and scored 1 goal and made his debut in the opening game of the 2015 season against Cardiff City.

Sheyi Ojo

Played for Wolves in a loan spell from Liverpool 2015-2016 made 16 appearances and scored 2 goals made his debut as a substitute coming on in the 84th Minute playing against Blackburn Rovers and played for Fulham also from a loan spell from Liverpool 2017-2018 made 24 appearances and scored 4 goals.

Seol Ki Hyeon

Played for Wolves 2004-2006 made 69 appearances and scored 8 goals and played for Fulham 2007-2010 made 18 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Jamie Smith

Played for Wolves 1994-1997 made 87 appearances and scored 1 goal and played for Fulham in a loan spell from Crystal Palace 1999 made 9 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Richard Stearman

Played for Wolves 2008-2015 and loan spell 2016-2017 from Fulham made 229 appearances and scored 5 goals he made his debut for Wolves in a 2-2 at Plymouth Argyle on the 9th August 2008 and played for Fulham 2015-2017 made 29 appearances.

Adama Traore 

Played for Wolves 2018-2023 made 200 appearances scored 14 goals and is currently playing for Fulham after signing for them in 2023 made 2 appearances.

Raul Jimenez 

Played for Wolves 2018-2023 made 166 appearances scored 57 goals and is currently playing for Fulham after signing for them in 2023 made 9 appearances.

Others Who Played For Both Clubs

Dave Beasant, Gordon Brice, Donald Cock, Stan Collymore, George Edmonds, Jack Hamilton, Jackie Henderson, Max Kilman, Tony Lange, Mekhi Leacock McLeod, Andrew Lonergan, Stacey North, Billy Richards, Dick Richards, Harry Robotham, Alf Tootill.

Played, Coached, Managed Both Teams
Stuart Gray – Assistant Manager & Caretaker Manager

Was at Wolves 2004 working with Dave Jones as a assistant manager and also was a caretaker manager of the for a month taking charge of 7 games and also was a caretaker manager at Fulham 2015 for 19 days taking charge of 4 games and is currently the Assistant Manager at Fulham working with Marco Silva at this current time. 

Dave Beasant – Goalkeeping Coach

Played for Wolves in a loan spell 1992 from Chelsea made 4 appearances and was a player for Fulham 2003-2004 made no appearances and was also a goalkeeping coach at Fulham working with Lawrie Sanchez and also with Northern Ireland.

KARL WHITEHOUSE, Always Wolves Fan TV

ARTICLE BY KARL WHITEHOUSE

I have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game.

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