Dembele (second left) struck in injury time to clinch a dramatic Fulham victory
By James Standley
Moussa Dembele scored twice in the second half to give Fulham victory over Wolves but the match was overshadowed by Bobby Zamora's broken leg.
The Fulham striker was injured in a tackle by Karl Henry after 28 minutes and faces four months on the sidelines.
Wolves took an early lead though Jelle van Damme but Dembele levelled with a low shot just after half-time.
Christophe Berra was sent off in the 91st minute and Dembele rifled home a low free-kick to clinch victory.
Dembele's strike gave Fulham their first Premier League win of the season, after three draws, and ended Wolves' unbeaten run.
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But the injury to Zamora, who had only just recovered from a thigh injury and was playing his first game since signing a new four-year deal with the Cottagers, will leave them with mixed emotions.
Fulham midfielder Simon Davies saw three penalty appeals turned down by referee Phil Dowd while the loss of Zamora - who has broken his right leg just above the ankle - did not help Fulham's cause as they lost their way in the first half.
There must have been stern words from manager Mark Hughes at the break because, after a pretty but ineffectual performance in the opening period, the hosts were far more incisive after the break.
Despite having mustered only seven shots on goal all season it was the visitors who were riding high in seventh going into the game but the longer the match went on the more they found themselves on the back foot.
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Fulham enjoyed the upper hand in the opening stages and mustered two penalty shouts inside the first 10 minutes.
Both featured Davies, with the second, when he appeared to be clipped by Jody Craddock, the more convincing, but Dowd was unmoved.
Davies had no doubts and he would have been even less impressed when, within two minutes, the visitors took the lead.
When Kevin Doyle held off Brede Hangeland on the right there looked to be little real danger, but the Irishman clipped an enticing cross to the back post and Van Damme side-footed the ball back across a scrambling Mark Schwarzer to claim his first goal for the club.
Just before the 30-minute mark Zamora, 29, was scythed down by Henry, albeit the Wolves captain touched the ball first.
Zamora was in considerable pain before being stretchered off
The striker's right leg was trapped between Henry's legs and he was immediately in obvious pain, receiving oxygen before being taken off on a stretcher with his right leg immobilised.
Henry avoided further punishment and after the match Fulham manager Hughes had no complaints over the severity of the challenge, although he said he did think at the time that the referee should have blown for a foul.
Zoltan Gera replaced the stricken Zamora and although John Pantsil rifled a shot over the bar, Fulham offered little threat for the rest of the half.
Both sides made changes at the break, Fulham bringing on Chris Baird for Pantsil and Wolves introducing Steven Fletcher for goalscorer Van Damme, and the hosts were level within four minutes of the restart.
The ball fell at the feet of Dembele 12 yards out and his low first-time shot gave Marcus Hahnemann little chance.
Gera then volleyed over on the turn and Dembele forced Hahnemann into a low save before Davies appeared to be brought down by the American as he tried to take the ball round him.
It was his third penalty shout of the game and once again referee Dowd - by now no favourite of the home fans - waved his appeal away, ruling the keeper had taken the ball before bringing Davies to ground.
At the other end Doyle saw a header clawed off the line by Schwarzer and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake rifled into the side-netting in a richly entertaining second half.
The last quarter of the match saw Fulham pressing for a winner with Wolves, who also picked up several yellow cards, offering the odd threat from set pieces and on the break, but neither side could force a breakthrough.
It looked as though both teams would maintain their unbeaten starts to their Premier League campaigns but when Berra was sent off for a second yellow card in injury time, Dembele saw the chance to give Fulham victory.
As the Wolves wall jumped he drilled the ball low and hard and it scudded into the corner with the unsighted Hahnemann no more than a helpless observer.
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