Manor Solomon struck again from the bench to give Fulham a 1-1 draw with Wolves at Craven Cottage.
The winger came on to score his third goal in as many games, after netting the winner at Brighton last weekend and also netting against Nottingham Forest, canceling out Pablo Sarabia’s first goal for Wolves.
Wolves were just three points above the Premier League drop zone going into the weekend, but they secured what could be an important point against a high-flying Fulham side who have lost just two games, at Newcastle and at home. Tottenham, since the World Cup break.
However, the Cottagers’ attacking prowess was diminished as talisman striker Aleksandar Mitrovic missed a second straight match with a hamstring injury.
Fulham struggled to get going against a fast-starting Wolves side, but there were few clear chances early in the match, with both sides struggling to find chances.
Wolves capitalized on their dominance of possession when Sarabia put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute.
Raúl Jiménez brought the ball down in the box to Sarabia, who had time to touch and then pass to Bernd Leno for his team’s first goal and his first goal for the club.
It was a rare goal for Fulham to concede, only a fifth in the league since the Premier League resumed in December.
It was an unusually flat start for the hosts, but they had a chance on 37 minutes, when Carlos Vinicius headed Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s cross straight to José Sa.
From the final shot of the first half, Sa had to deflect an Andreas Pereira free-kick over the bar, but Fulham struggled to prevail, despite finishing sixth in the table at the weekend after an impressive first part of the season.
Wolves suffered a heavy blow when Matheus Cunha was stretchered off early in the second half, after an innocuous challenge.
Fulham did not start the second half with a significantly greater attacking threat than the first, but did equalize shortly after the hour mark.
Half-time substitute Solomon picked up the ball on the edge of the box and deftly past Sa and into the far corner.
Fulham had a late chance to wrap up the win, but Vinicius’s header was saved by a diving Sa and the points were split.