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Substitute Sheyi Ojo scored one and made another as Wolves climbed into the top half of the Championship with victory over 10-man Fulham.

The hosts were up against it from the moment Tom Cairney was dismissed for a two-footed tackle on Adam Le Fondre.

Striker Le Fondre then got the faintest of touches on to Ojo’s shot to give Wolves a 56th-minute lead.

On-loan winger Ojo made it 2-0 with a low left-foot drive before James Henry curled in a 20-yard free-kick.

Wolves’ victory was their first in five league and cup games, lifting them to 10th in the table, and was the perfect response to owner Steve Morgan putting the club up for sale on Monday.

Fulham went into the game on the back of three wins in four Championship games, including a 4-0 west London derby victory over QPR, but they were on the back foot early on, such was Wolves’ tempo.

Kenny Jackett’s side needed an injury-time equaliser to draw with nine-man Preston on Saturday, but started brightly at Craven Cottage as Benik Afobe and Henry both forced saves out of Andy Lonergan.

Nathan Byrne also fired wide from close range before Cairney, who had earlier seen a shot saved by Emiliano Martinez, was sent off after jumping in to a challenge with Le Fondre.

Wolves took advantage when Ojo, on a season-long loan from Liverpool, saw his 20-yard shot take the slightest of deflections off Le Fondre.

Ojo doubled the lead three minutes later when his low left-foot drive beat Lonergan at his near post, with Henry putting the result beyond doubt after Le Fondre was brought down by Tim Ream.