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Fulham and Wolves played out an entertaining draw in the third round of the FA Cup.

Leon Clarke slammed a rebound wide with the goal gaping after Bakary Sako's powerful strike hit the post early on.

A jinking run from Sako on the edge of the Fulham area resulted in the Mali international firing agonisingly wide of the target.

Scott Parker lifted Seko Fofana through on goal late on but Carl Ikeme blocked well to ensure a replay for Wolves.

An even opening period saw Cauley Woodrow turn and blaze over from the edge of the Wolves box, while Sako fired fiercely at Marcus Bettinelli as both teams struggled to create a significant chance early on.

The second half began in much more open fashion as Lee Evans fired at Bettinelli moments before both Woodrow and Fofana rifled over Ikeme's bar.

James Henry's header forced a strong hand from the Fulham goalkeeper just minutes before the former Millwall midfielder nicked the ball off Shaun Hutchinson's foot and was again denied by The Cottagers' stopper in a high-tempo second half.

Sean Kavanagh slid a pass into Hugo Rodallega late on, who smashed a snapshot into the side netting.

Both sides displayed positive, attacking intent and will eagerly await the replay, which will take place during the week commencing Monday, 12 January at Molineux.

Fulham manager Kit Symons: "It was probably a typical cup tie. There was a lot of blood and guts, a lot of endeavour.

"It probably lacked that little bit of quality, a little bit of craft and guile for either side to score the goal.

"I thought we sort of started okay in the game. I thought there were a few chances for both teams really."

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett: "Anybody would miss Bakary Sako and we will. He is very popular with the crowd, popular with the players.

"He goes to the African Nations now, but the plus side is that the window is open.

"We've got to make sure we work hard enough internally and externally, if needed, to cover that gap that's going to be there.

"His ambition is the Premier League - so is ours - but as and when something comes of that sort of level, we'll deal with it then. But, personally, do I hope it doesn't happen? Yes, I do."























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