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The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Wolves 1

No doubt it we are a meaner, better organised team under Claudio Ranieri – evidenced by only conceding one goal in the last two games. However 2 draws and 2 points may not be enough if that continues, even in a league where a final low level of points for survival is predicted, possibly as little as 31 points.

Denied Odoi – and not for the first time – made an early error in handling the ball in the box but the referee Andre Marriner did not award anything. After that several scorable chances fell to Alex Mitrovic who missed them.

Certainly he bossed Wolves’ Conor Cody but to no end product.

In the second half we were all pleased to see Ryan Sessegnon come off the bench, we missed his pace and execution.

After a cleverly-flighted free kick from Seri, Alfie Mawson won the ball in the air, Odoi occupied the keeper and Sessegnon hit it home with his weaker right foot.

Sadly we could not close the game down and from a typical defensive lapse when too much space was conceded in the box and full back Joe Bryan might have got to the low cross first, Wolves scored. One all. We had one more chance when a Mitrovic effort was cleared off the line.

One wonders that – if Schuurle and Kamara not been substituted – one of them might have followed through to score the winner.

Next Saturday we entertain Huddersfield. It’s the classic six pointer which is the right description as its 3 points won for us and 3 points lost to Huddersfield or vice versa.

Also with Burnley, Cardiff and Burnley shipping goals our once massive goal difference deficit is now not looking so bleak.

I still worry that old free-scoring Fulham would get 3 points whilst the more miserly Ranieri needs 3 games to achieve this.

About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts