Wolves vs Fulham – Express Sport bring you live coverage of the Championship clash from Molineux
37: There’s a break in play while Fulham defender Tim Ream receives treatment.
Stefan Johansen finds Oliver Norwood on the edge of the box but he fires well over.
Barry Douglas fires in a powerful free-kick, and Leo Bonatini manages to head the ball past David Button.
Fulham left-back Ryan Sessegnon is shown a yellow card for bringing down Wolves winger Ivan Cavaleiro.
Ryan Fredericks gallops into space on the right wing, he crosses the ball but it’s cut out by the Wolves defence. They only manage to clear to Floyd Ayite, who is 25 yards from goal, but he shoots straight at John Ruddy.
Ryan Sessegnon overhits a free-kick, which appears an easy catch for John Ruddy but he drops the ball at the back post. Kevin McDonald pounces on the loose ball but he manages to put the it over the bar from six yards out.
Ivan Cavaleiro picks out Jota at the back post but he flashes a shot wide.
Barry Douglas whips in a corner and Wolves midfielder Romain Saiss beats Rui Fonte to the ball to head home.
Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves finds space out 30 yards from goal and tries a speculative effort that drifts past the post.
7: It’s been a fairly even start with the ball spending plenty of time in midfield.
Wolves appear to be targeting Fulham’s full-backs by playing cross-field passes to Matt Doherty and Barry Douglas.
Stefan Johansen picks up an early yellow card for a late tackle on Wolves winger Jota.
After a minute’s silence and a performance of The Last Post, Fulham get us underway!
Wolves: Ruddy, Bennett, Coady, Boly, Doherty, Saiss, Neves, Douglas, Cavaleiro, Jota, Bonatini
Subs: Norris, N’Diaye, Batth, Marshall, Costa, Enobakhare, Vinagre
Fulham: Button, Fredericks, Odio, Ream, Sessegnon, McDonald, Johansen, Norwood, Ayite, Kebano, Fonte
Subs: Bettinelli, Soares, Kalas, Mollo, Edun, Cisse, Kamara
A win would see Wolves extend their lead at the top of the table to four points.
Fulham can climb to ninth with a win, while a draw would take them up to 14th.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo: “We look forward to playing at Molineux again in front of our fans. Their support has been unbelievable,” explained Nuno.
“We’ve been away for three games in a row so it will be good to get back to the stadium with a good atmosphere.
“I still believe we have to focus only inside the pitch, this is where you can affect everything else.
“We know we’re going to have the support so it’s up to us to do the job well.
“Performing well goes beyond entertaining people. Perform well. Do your tasks, help each other to achieve the same objective.
“The team is more than one performance. If you’re not doing well then your team mate will be next to you to achieve this level of performances.
“It’s a big challenge for the boys, each game they try to do better than the last one.
“They believe in that and that shows when they bounce back from bad performances and we achieve what we want but there’s still a long way to go.”
Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic: “This is a very tough and important game for us. The last few games we have not been at our best level. This is a great chance for us to show a different face.
“We didn’t show enough of a good performance and we must be brave, confident and we must push to work hard.
“We must work in a positive way to get to our highest level, this is our job.
“We are 13 points behind Wolves, six points behind the play-off spots and have two points less than we had after 15 games last season, but there is a long period ahead of us.
“We know we are not at our best level, but we cannot be depressed. It’s a frustrating situation for myself, my players and our supporters but we cannot give up and there is a long way in front of us.
“We deserve the criticism around us and this is natural.”