Despite a tireless display, it has been a chastening return to the top flight for Scott Parker’s side, which has let in 11 goals so far — the highest number it has conceded in the opening four league games since 1960.
Wolves, smarting from their recent loss of form, were cautious but still had too much for Fulham to end its run of three straight defeats.
United States defender Antonee Robinson made his league debut for Fulham and the left back tested Wolverhampton goalkeeper Rui Patricio early on after a strong run.
Wolves broke through 11 minutes after the interval when Leander Dendoncker’s shot was blocked by Robinson. As Fulham failed to clear, the ball ricocheted to Neto, who drilled into the bottom corner from 16 yards.