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Jan 13, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Molineux
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers
3-3
Fulham
Edwards (71', 109'), van la Parra (74')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Woodrow (27', 76'), McCormack (122' pen.)
Fulham win 5-3 on penalties

Result: Fulham through to FA Cup fourth round via penalties

Fulham set up an FA Cup fourth-round meeting with Sunderland courtesy of a penalty shootout victory over Wolves in their replay at Molineux.

Fulham booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup in dramatic fashion this evening as they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 5-3 on penalties following a 3-3 draw over the 120 minutes.

The visitors made a bright start to the match as Ross McCormack tested Carl Ikeme from 25 yards, before Cauley Woodrow also drew a save from the Wolves keeper.

The hosts, who honoured club president Sir Jack Hayward before kickoff following his death earlier today, were slow to get going and once again found themselves on the back foot when McCormack and Sean Kavanagh put efforts over the top.

Wolves' first clear opening eventually fell to Liam McAlinden as the ball broke kindly for him inside the box, but Marcus Bettinelli was equal to his subsequent effort.

Fulham grabbed the lead shortly before the half-hour mark, however, with Woodrow latching on to a cross and nodding an effort past the keeper.

Cauley Woodrow of Fulham celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay match against Wolves on January 13, 2015© Getty Images

Seko Fofana had a sight of goal just moments later only to drag his shot wide, before Danny Batth saw his downward header saved at the other end.

The visitors should have doubled their lead 10 minutes before half time as Moussa Dembele raced through on goal before rounding the keeper, only to miss his resulting shot from five yards.

The hosts made two changes at the break and came within inches of an equaliser 20 minutes after the restart when Matt Doherty's header hit the post before the rebound was cleared off the line.

Fulham had the woodwork to thank again in the 69th minute as Nouha Dicko's strength saw him break into a shooting position, from which he crashed a powerful effort against the crossbar.

Wolves' increased pressure finally told shortly afterwards, however, as Dominic Iorfa did brilliantly down the flank before cutting the ball back for Edwards to slide home.

David Edwards of Wolves celebrates with team-mates after scoring his team's first goal during the FA Cup third round replay match against Fulham on January 13, 2015© Getty Images

It was 2-1 moments later when Kevin McDonald played the ball through for Rajiv van La Parra to lift over the keeper and complete a quickfire comeback.

The lead was gone as quickly as it came about, however, as Fulham restored parity almost immediately through Woodrow's second of the night, this time tapping home Dembele's shot.

Both sides looked to push for a winner in the closing stages of normal time, and Edwards almost provided it with a curling effort that flew inches wide of the post.

Neither side could avoid extra time in the snowy Molineux conditions, and it was the hosts who started the additional period brighter as Bettinelli denied both McDonald and Iorfa with fine saves.

Wolves were forced to wait until the 109th minute to get their third goal, however, as Batth brought the ball forward from midfield before crossing for Edwards to double his personal tally at the near post.

Fulham refused to give in, however, and added another late twist to the tale in stoppage time of extra time as McCormack's free kick hit a hand in the area, leading the referee to point to the spot.

McCormack stepped up to take the kick himself and made no mistake, sending Ikeme the wrong way to force a shootout.

Fulham then posted a perfect record from the spot, scoring all five while Doherty missed for the hosts as the Cottagers ran out 5-3 victors in the shootout.

Kit Symons's side will now face Sunderland in the fourth round later this month.

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