Adama Traore struck a stoppage-time winner – his first goal of the season – as Fulham’s hopes of remaining in the Premier League suffered another significant blow.
Traore settled the game with a fierce angled drive with little time left on the clock.
A game in which chances were few and far between. Ruben Loftus-Cheek glanced a fine chance wide of goal in the first half for Fulham before Wolves had a goal disallowed when the video assistant referee ruled that Daniel Podence’s arm was fractionally offside before he crossed for Willian Jose to head in.
With Fulham looking to hold out for a draw, Wolves turned up the pressure and had their just rewards when Traore rifled in a stunning angled drive from a Fabio Silva pass to score his first goal of the season.
Fulham who have now lost five in their six games stay 18th, sit three points behind Newcastle who will now feel they can increase the gap if they beat Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
Scott Parker’s side have also now played two games more than their nearest relegation rival and with just six games left to play have little room for further error in their push for Premier League survival.Embed from Getty Images
Wolves meanwhile, secure their first win in six games and move up to 12th in the league table twelve points above the relegation zone after a priceless win, which had they lost would have been sucked into a needless relegation battle with their opponents.
The players wore black armbands and there was a minute’s silence before the game for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died at the age of 99 on Friday.
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