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Player ratings: Fulham 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Written by George Rossiter on 25th February 2023

George Rossiter reflects on Fulham’s Friday night draw with Wolves as Solomon bagged an equaliser.

Fulham came from behind to earn a point at the Cottage after Manor Solomon’s third goal in as many games cancelled out a Pablo Sarabia effort. Fulham started poorly and were deservedly behind at half time, but came out much the better side in the second half and eventually a draw was a fair result. Silva’s men remain in sixthon 39 points, still a remarkable effort at this stage of the season.

Bernd Leno

There’s been many occasions recently where the German keeper has played a huge role in earning his side a clean sheet. While a clean sheet wasn’t earned against Wolves, it was certainly one of his quieter nights at the office. Leno was certainly not at fault for Sarabia’s goal, but beyond that he had so little else to do. 6/10

Kenny Tete

Bar a cross/shot that flashed across the Wolves six yard box at the climax of the first half, Tete struggled to impact the game going forward early on. While it may have felt like a quieter game defensively for the right back, it probably signifies how little opposition teams get joy down his side too, there was no real threat from the Wolves left. 6.5/10

Issa Diop

Diop was on it from the start. Even though Fulham went behind in the first half, there were many signs of his aggression in his defending and more examples of his surging runs out of the backline. Another steady performance that proves Silva is right to continue with the now seemingly set partnership of Diop and Ream. 7/10

Tim Ream

What was especially recognisable in this game was just how much Ream has grown into the role of captain and leader in this side. When Fulham were on the back foot, it was Ream who played the positive pass into midfield. When things heated up, it was Ream pushing his teammates away from the referee to avoid any silly yellow cards. He’s vital to us in so many ways. 7.5/10

Antonee Robinson

Jedi defended poorly for the Wolves goal, unable to reach the original cross and then failing to react to the ball landing at the feet for Sarabia. Robinson’s end product was poor and his first half was sloppy in general. As the game went on, he improved like he did in Brighton, and he did well to hold off Adama in the build up to Solomon’s equaliser. 6/10

Joao Palhinha

Palhinha’s 10th yellow of the season and subsequent two-game suspension will be a big worry. It’s actually quite impressive how committed and accurate he remains in his tackling despite being on a yellow card sometimes. His passing game was on it at the Cottage, with a number of brilliant cross-field passes throughout. 7/10

Harrison Reed

The Ginger Iniesta didn’t really impact the game in the first half. Maybe because the whole team was struggling, maybe because of an early knock to the foot. It definitely seemed a sensible decision to bring him off at half time, just an irregular off day for Harrison. 6/10

Andreas Pereira

Pereira was poor in the first half, constantly hiding away from the ball and being far too easily marked out of the game by a strong Wolves midfield. When he did see more of the ball in the second half, he struggled to create too much. The Brazilian was still strong in his press and orchestrated others to press well too. 5.5/10

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

Bobby was getting the ball more often than most of Fulham’s attacking options in the first half in what was quite a poor and slow display. However, his multitude of crosses were struggling to find a single man in black and white, other than one near the end of the first half that Carlos Vinicius nearly headed home. 6/10


Willian didn’t see much of the ball throughout the game, with most of Fulham’s first-half attacks especially going down the right wing. He created space well, gliding inside from the touchline, but like others struggled to create much. Ultimately the Brazilian didn’t see the ball often enough to make a real impact. 6/10

Carlos Vinicius

It remains hard to judge Vinicius. Fulham don’t focus their play around him like they do with Mitrovic and subsequently he doesn’t get the chances Mitro does either. He did get two chances tonight, the biggest one being in the 94th minute, brilliantly saved by Jose Sa at the back post. The issue remains that Fulham don’t quite have a completely different alternative to Mitrovic in the striker position. 6/10


Manor Solomon (HT for Bobby De Cordova-Reid)

Changed the game for Fulham in the final third. The Israeli winger bought pace and purpose to our attack. And wow, what a goal. That’s three in three now, and Silva must be considering Solomon for a start soon. 8.5/10. – Man of the match

Sasa Lukic (HT for Harrison Reed)

Lukic bought a different presence to the midfield. He was classy on the ball and his passes were silky smooth and always found their recipient. The Serb will play a big part in the next two games with Palhinha’s suspension. 7.5/10

Harry Wilson (83’ for Willian)

Wilson got on the ball quite often in a short cameo and linked play well, but bar a slightly overhit cross struggled to create a chance late on. 6.5/10

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