Fulham secured a 5-3 penalty shootout win at a snowy Wolverhampton Wanderers in Tuesday night’s FA Cup third round replay following a thrilling 3-3 draw after extra-time.
Striker Cauley Woodrow gave the Whites the lead just before the half-hour when he headed home Kostas Stafylidis’ cross, before Wolves hit back in the second-half to go in front with two goals in quick succession from substitute Dave Edwards and Rajiv van La Parra.
Woodrow levelled things at 2-2 in the final 15 minutes to send the match to extra-time, but Edwards looked to be sending Wolves through after adding his second in the 109th-minute.
Ross McCormack’s penalty in the dying seconds forced a shootout, however, with Fulham converting all five of their efforts to secure a fourth-round trip to Sunderland.
"What a way to win a cup tie. It had a bit of everything,” manager Kit Symons told the BBC at the final whistle.
"When Ross McCormack's shot hit the wall, I thought our chance was gone, but I was delighted the penalty was given and he slotted home coolly.”
With fans rushing to social media after a dramatic result, it was youngster Woodrow who received most of the plaudits, having doubled his goal tally for the season on the night in a surprise start.
I like Woodrow, could be a cracking player and that header was absolutely top notch #FFC— Sami Dabbagh (@Dabbaghsmusings) January 13, 2015
Woodrow I love you son— Abdul (@AbdulFulham) January 13, 2015
Cauley, cauley cauley, cauley cauley, cauley cauley Woodrow @CauleyWoodrow— Harris (@craven43h) January 13, 2015
Cauley Woodrow can do it on a cold, snowy night in Wolverhampton.— Harry (@thefulhamblog) January 13, 2015
Woodrow has scored three goals in this game!— AndersonLuísdeSouza (@declanwkelly) January 13, 2015
Sometimes you need a bit of luck and a Cauley Woodrow to turn up.— Matt (@MKeeno84) January 13, 2015
Woodrow has to start this saturday over rodallega and i want roberts to get a start— paddy (@atayla25) January 13, 2015
What a cup tie thank you Woodrow— brad® (@bradleycoan) January 13, 2015
Pretty obvious the key to Fulham this year is to develop youngsters. People like Cauley Woodrow will help in that cause.— DCSportsDork (@DCSportsDork) January 13, 2015
And I said before kick off I didn't want Woodrow to play— erzendownscocoa (@Guacamolaid) January 13, 2015