There was no fitting epitaph for former owner Jack Hayward on the day of his passing at the age of 91 as Wolves missed out on an FA Cup fourth-round spot, losing to Fulham on penalties after a 3-3 draw after extra-time.
Fulham grabbed the opener, with Cauley Woodrow ending his side's six-and-a-half-hour goal drought with a firm 27th-minute header. But two goals in three second-half minutes from Dave Edwards and Rajiv van La Parra had the home fans chanting Hayward's name with 17 minutes remaining.
But those chants were swiftly stifled, with Woodrow capitalising on a mistake from Carl Ikeme to poke home the equaliser from two yards to force extra-time.
Edwards again put Wolves in front in the 109th minute, only for Ross McCormack to break the hearts of the home fans with a 120th-minute penalty and force spot-kicks, with Fulham winning 5-3 for a trip to Sunderland.
Chesterfield face a local-rival clash at Derby on January 24th after seeing off Scunthorpe 2-0 at the Proact Stadium. After a goalless 90 minutes, Sam Clucas struck either side of the extra-time interval to take his tally to seven for the season and set up a first meeting with Derby since 1986.