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Fulham manager Kit Symons was relieved the game was allowed to continue at Wolves last night despite a snow storm as the Whites beat Wanderers in a dramatic penalty shoot-out.

Matt Doherty's penalty miss proved crucial as Hugo Rodallega's successful spot kick sent the Cottagers through 5-3 on penalties at Molineux.

Ross McCormack struck a penalty in the last minute of extra-time to level at 3-3 and take it to a shoot-out after Dave Edwards' second goal looked to have handed Wolves the win.

Cauley Woodrow scored a first-half opener and also made it 2-2 after Edwards and Rajiv van La Parra had fired Wolves 2-1 ahead.

The majority of extra-time was played out in blizzard conditions but Fulham boss Symons admitted he and Jackett were consulted by referee David Coote about the weather but were happy to continue.

He said: "There was a spell where I couldn't see what was going on too well. The thing of paramount importance was the players' safety.

"Kenny was happy to carry on and so was I and the referee made it our call really so we were both happy enough.

"The referee checked with us and the players were of the opinion to get the tie finished."

And Symons was delighted with his side's character after they hit back twice.

"We have done that before, we drew 3-3 at Rotherham and Wigan, and at Rotherham we came back from behind every time," he said.

"We are a work in progress and there's a lot of hard work to be done but with character like that we'll be fine.

"It was very pleasing, we have been playing quite well and some of our football had been quite nice but we lacked a cutting edge.

"I spoke with a couple of staff and they said it was a great way to win a cup tie. We went through the mill a little bit. It had a little bit of everything."






















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