The Verdict: Fulham fans were excellent, the players not so much as a cutting edge lets them down in defeat to Wolves
We take a look back at what went wrong at Craven Cottage today
Fulham lost 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday to bring to an end an eight-game unbeaten run.
Here's our verdict on a poor day at Craven Cottage. Is there a psychological block on Fulham making it into the play-off places?
On Tuesday night against Blackburn they were not at their best, but looked to be heading for three points and sixth place until Lucas Joao's 94th minute equaliser.
And they had another chance today but were disappointing and slipped to a 3-1 defeat against a resurgent Wolves outfit.
Manager Slavisa Jokanovic said it was not just twice that they had failed to move into the top six but "six or seven times".
So, mental block?
Ryan Fredericks was to blame for the opening goal as he was out-muscled by Helder Costa - who was brilliant by the way - allowing Wolves' record signing the chance to play across goal for Ivan Cavaleiro to score.
Fulham had done well up until that point, although they had no chances to show for it. Jokanovic brought off Kevin McDonald at half-time, throwing on Gohi Cyriac. If made no difference. A sluggish start to the second half and Whites were 2-0 down when Conor Coady fired into Andy Weimann and he thumped home.All very nice, but no end product
A fan said to me before the game that what was needed in the summer was a striker. That was evident today as for all their good approach play, Fulham did not cut it in the final third.
Tom Cairney showed his class with some excellent touches and attempts to set the home side on the right path, while Sone Aluko came to life in the second half, but Wolves kept them at bay for the most part and Fulham struggled to break them down.
They did find a way back into the game through super sub Dennis Odoi who cut the deficit in half barely a minute after win thrown on. Aluko's cutback was missed by Cyriac and Odoi picked up on the edge of the box before rifling into the corner.The Fulham fans were excellent
Not only when they pulled a goal back and needed a 12th man to try and force a result, but throughout. They had their clappers, they got behind their team and they did not get on their backs. It was hardly the greatest performance from the players, but the supporters did not let them know they were frustrated. And with the Wolves fans in excellent number and voice, there was an excellent atmosphere inside the Cottage.
After a period of Fulham pressure, Wolves made sure of the points when Costa again got he better of the Whites defence, pulling the ball back for Dave Edwards to round things off.Ryan Sessegnon is not the finished article
OK so I think we knew this already, but it's still worth pointing out.
He's only 16 for crying out loud, he has a lot to learn. There's undoubtedly huge potential in there, but he cannot be expected to be the best player on the park every game. He was not alone in having an off day, but so much has been expected of him now, its strange when he's not on it.The Championship always keeps you guessing
Leeds and Reading were the only teams in the top seven to win this weekend.
They beat two other teams in the top seven, but the other three sides failed against lowly opposition. The promotion race is wide open. It's an exciting league this and it's sure to keep everyone guessing until the very last second.Fulham do play wonderful football
They just need a born finisher. Who doesn't? They could also do with stopping the flow of goals conceded at the other end. Slavisa Jokanovic yearns for a 1-0 win. But where's the fun in that? If nothing else, Whites are wonderful to watch.http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/verdict-fulham-fans-were-excellent-12763398