In Boxing Day’s earlier kickoff in the Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers made the trip to London to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.
— Wolves (@Wolves) December 26, 2018
The game certainly wasn’t a classic by any stretch of the imagination but we did battle to a scrappy draw on the day. After a goalless first half, the game came to life a little bit more in the second period as the hosts opened the scoring with a little over 15 minutes remaining in the game, but Romain Saiss had us back on level terms with five minutes to go.
We did improve more in the second half, and both sides did have decent chances on the day with us just slightly edging it by the end, but a point is a point and we draw a quick line under the defeat to Liverpool ahead of Christmas Day.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, head coach Nuno Espirito Santo explained to the cameras.
“I felt when Fulham scored it was unfair because we had so much of the ball and looked more likely to score – but this is the game. I am very happy with our second-half performance but in the first half we didn’t quite get in the game – it was not well played because there was no space. Fulham were so well organised, they allowed us possession but were so compact, and we know how good Claudio is shaping his teams. After half-time, the players that came in for us gave width and we managed to play much better in the second half. I think we were closer [to winning], our attitude was more active in going for the game. Fulham did not risk, always looking for counter-attacks.”
Onto the next one now and hopefully another unbeaten run as we consolidate ourselves in midtable and look to push on from there.