Traore scored his first Premier League goal of the season with his 28th shot on goal
Adama Traore scored an added-time winner for the Wolves after Fulham’s hopes of staying in the Premier League suffered another major blow.
Traore finished the game on a fierce, angled ride that had little time left.
Previously, Wolves had been denied a goal when the video assistant referee ruled Daniel Podence’s arm was a little to the side before crossing Willian Jose.
Fulham remain 18th, one place and three points behind Newcastle.
However, Scott Parker’s team have now played two more games than their closest relegation rival and with only six games left little room for further mistakes.
The players wore black armbands and there was one minute of silence before the game for Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at the age of 99.
Traore ensures that VAR is not the focus
With so few opportunities in poor competition, the biggest talking point of the game threatened to be the decision to ban Jose’s header in the first half.
Collecting the ball prior to its delivery from the right, Podence’s upper arm was a fraction in front of the final defender’s toe, causing VAR to expel him.
According to the letter of the law in force, the decision was the right one, but it again underscores the use of the technology and whether or not it is used for the benefit of the game.
Traore was able to provide that one moment of attack quality to ensure the game had a winner and score his first goal in 49 Premier League games.
He had done little in the last 92 minutes, but when he was released on the right and against some tired defensive legs, he seized his chance and shot a drive past Alphonse Areola.
It brings Wolves to 38 points, 12 ahead of Fulham and certainly now sure to be drawn into the relegation battle.
It was not without cost, however, as Pedro Neto left the field injured in the first half.
Fulham must now hope that Newcastle’s poor form will continue. Steve Bruce will play in Burnley on Sunday in either of the two games they have in hand.
“Don’t ever let anything sink us”
Scott Parker, Fulham manager, commented on the BBC Match of the Day: “I’ve been involved in the game for many years and it’s painful tonight. When the game ends like this, it doesn’t feel good.
“We’ve had blows that should have eliminated us this season but they haven’t. We’ve beaten some big teams and Arsenal will be a must, other games will be a must but we will.” Keep our resolve.
“You might think I’m crazy, but I honestly believe in this team. What is ingrained in me is a desire, an effort and a fight and my team showed that tonight. It’s been a good one all season Marge, the bottom line is that you fight again.
“There is only one way we can come back and that is if we again fight with our hands up and push away. Never let anything sink you. I’m as low as the players tonight, but I can guarantee you that we will be back on Monday. ” in and I’ll give it my all. “
Wolf boss Nuno Espirito Santo: “Fulham gave us a lot of problems and the game was interrupted at the last minute. Adama Traore is having a hard time finding seats because the opposition are really messing him up.
“Half-time was disrupted because of the illegal goal, the players were out of focus. I told them to forget about VAR and we will analyze later. Our priority was to defend and then break.”
“The win was very important. That’s what we want for the rest of the season. There are a lot of games to play and we have a lot of things to improve.”
Wolves win the Premier League’s first away win against Fulham
- At the 12th Premier League meeting between Fulham and Wolves, this was the first away win and the first away win in this game since August 1967.
- The Wolves recorded only their second away win in the Premier League in their last eleven games (D4 L5) and also beat Southampton in February.
- Wolves winger Adama Traore scored his first goal of the season with his 28th Premier League shot this season.
- Fulham have lost four games in a row in the Premier League for the first time in their first four games this season.
- It was the second winning goal in the 90th minute scored against Fulham that season. Tomas Soucek scored a goal for West Ham in November.
Fulham must travel to Arsenal on Sunday April 18 at 1:30 p.m. CET. The day before, Wolves are on duty and receive Sheffield United at 3:00 p.m.
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End of the game, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
The second half ends, Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1.
Attempt saved. Josh Maja (Fulham) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the lower right corner. Prepared by Ivan Cavaleiro.
Goal! Fulham 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1. Adama Traore (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Prepared by Fabio Silva.
Foul by Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Kenny Tete (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Corner of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The corner was caused by Mario Lemina.
Attempt saved. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the center of the goal. Assisted by Joao Moutinho with a cross.
Corner of Wolverhampton Wanderers. The corner was caused by Antonee Robinson.
Attempt saved. João Moutinho (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the center of the box is saved in the lower left corner. Assisted by Rayan Ait-Nouri with a cross.
Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kenny Tete (Fulham).
Missed attempt. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) shoots with his left foot from outside the penalty area after a set piece to the left.
Substitution, Fulham. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Ola Aina.
Foul by Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers).
Kenny Tete (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Antonee Robinson (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the lower right corner. Prepared by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
Corner of Fulham. The corner was caused by Rúben Neves.
Attempt blocked. Josh Maja (Fulham) header from the center of the box is blocked. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa with a cross.
Substitution, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Fábio Silva replaces Willian José.