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Monday 26 February 2018

Wolves go clear at top in Fulham win

Romain Saiss. Pic: PA
Romain Saiss. Pic: PA

Impressive Wolves moved four points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship after cruising past limp Fulham.

First-half goals from Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini sealed a 2-0 win for the hosts to tighten their grip on the promotion race.

Wolves go into the international break top following an 11th win from 16 games. Fulham, however, remain 16th having won just four times this season and were deservedly beaten at Molineux.

Ruben Neves has already gone close before Saiss, recalled after suspension, glanced a fine header in at the near post from Barry Douglas' ninth-minute corner.

Diogo Jota then drilled across goal but Wolves escaped when John Ruddy dropped a free kick and Kevin McDonald poked over.

But any Fulham hopes of a comeback ended when Bonatini's 10th goal of the season doubled the hosts' lead after 26 minutes.

Ryan Sessegnon conceded a free kick on the right and Douglas' excellent driven delivery was glanced in by Bonatini, who has now scored in six straight league games.

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