Substitute Manor Solomon scored for the third consecutive game as European hopefuls Fulham fought back to claim a hard-fought Premier League draw at home to struggling Wolves.
Solomon’s superb curling effort into the right corner rescued a point for the hosts, who generally underwhelmed as they missed the opportunity to move level on points with fifth-placed Newcastle.
Until the Israel international’s intervention, Wolves had looked on course to claim a valuable three points courtesy of Pablo Sarabia’s sweeping first-half effort.
The Spain winger, who had earlier seen a weak attempt saved by home goalkeeper Bernd Leno, expertly turned in Raul Jimenez’s knock down after twice linking with the Mexico international in the build up.
Had Jimenez been able to turn home a second-half header he narrowly glanced wide the game might have proved beyond Marco Silva’s side, who barely threatened until the closing stages.
The result leaves the Cottagers sixth in the table on 39 points, while Wolves remain 15th, four points above the relegation zone.
Fulham boss Marco Silva later said: “We didn’t play at our level in the first half, not aggressive on and off the ball, too passive. When you do this at this level you give them the calmness to start building their attacks, which is what they didn’t.
“It was a much different second half. The players who came in made an impact on the game but all the players were much more better, much more dynamic and aggressive.
“Many things were different in the second half, the dynamic of the team and the way we pressed the ball. We didn’t do that well enough from the start.
“We weren’t aggressive enough in the press and that allowed them to start easy attacks.
“On the ball we were much more dynamic on the ball after half time and that gave Pereira the chance to create.
“It was a reaction that I wanted but that’s how we should have started.”