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A. Cresswell
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54'
J. Bowen
Goal
2 - 0
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D. Rice
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29'
G. Scamacca
Goal
1 - 0
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João Moutinho
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Possession
39% 60%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 4
Total Passes 372 564
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That victory gives West Ham a vital three points, and they rise out of the bottom three to 15th in the table. They're replaced in the relegation zone by Wolves themselves, who drop to 18th, still having won only once this season. It could prove to be a turning point for the hosts, but Wolves' season isn't showing any signs of improving at this stage.
Rice was everywhere for West Ham, controlling the midfield with aplomb and giving Wolves next to no chance of rescuing the game. He led the way for both touches and passes in both halves, as well as winning a team-high 83.3 per cent of duels. In defence, he won possession a game-high 11 times, via a block and two tackles and interceptions apiece. He gets better with every game, and West Ham will be hoping he can help them do exactly the same, in their bid to climb up the table.
The full-time whistle goes, sealing West Ham's second win of the season, and their first at home!! Bowen's well-taken strike added to Scamacca's first-half goal, and it was a much-improved performance that looked much more akin to the West Ham of the last few seasons. Wolves, meanwhile, fall deeper into trouble, and despite Costa's introduction giving them an attacking dimension, they couldn't muster anything close to a goal and look increasingly likely of facing relegation trouble this season.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: WEST HAM 2-0 WOLVES.
90' + 2' Emerson's cut-back to the edge of the box finds Bowen, who lays it off for Rice. He shoots first-time, but Boubacar Traore gets in the way and blocks it!
90' We'll play three added minutes of injury time as West Ham close in on their second victory of the season.
89' Antonio runs down the left and cuts the ball back for Emerson to hit, but it's too far ahead of his fellow substitute and Boubacar Traore cuts it out.
87' Cresswell looks for Antonio down the left with a long throw-in, but Neves skilfully flicks the ball up and clears it long, straight to Adama Traore!
85' Costa's introduction has provided Wolves with some sort of an attacking outlet, but as of yet, he's not been able to rubber-stamp his Premier League return with a goal or assist.
A. Cresswell
Yellow Card
83' Cresswell recklessly slides into Adama Traore as the winger surges past him, and the Hammers left-back is booked by the referee.
83' A good ball from Emerson finds Bowen, who in turn puts Antonio into space. He again cuts inside and shoots, but it's Kilman who gets in the way of this one!
81' BLOCKED!!! Rice creates space for Antonio to run into and the substitute does so, cutting inside before having a shot blocked by Neves!
79' SAVED!!! Emerson flicks it forward for Antonio, who smashes the ball across goal, and a flick off Sa almost takes it into the Wolves net before he gathers!
77' Costa manages to keep the ball in the box before laying it off to Campbell, whose floated cross to the back post is missed by everyone before bouncing wide of the back stick.
76' WIDE!!! After a cross towards Costa goes astray, Campbell picks it up and beats two Hammers defenders before firing a low strike into the side netting!
76' There are five players to have created at least 12 chances in the Premier League without recording an assist this season, with two of those playing for Wolves (Neto and Podence). Wolves also have the lowest shot conversion rate of all Premier League sides so far this term (3.7 per cent).
Emerson
Lucas Paquetá
74' Paqueta comes off in West Ham's latest change, and the more defensive Emerson Palmieri takes his place in the side.
74' Podence steps past Rice before trying to find the top corner, but his curling effort sails wide of the target!
B. Traoré
Nélson Semedo
73' Semedo also comes off for the visitors, replaced by Boubacar Traore.
C. Campbell
Matheus Nunes
72' A double sub coming for Wolves, with midfielder Nunes off for Chem Campbell.
72' BALL IN THE NET!!!! Traore drives forward before feeding Costa, who is in space down the right. He squares for Podence, who strokes the ball into the back of the net, but the flag is up against Costa and the goal will not count!
71' OVER!!! Slowly but surely, Wolves build a good-looking attack and Costa feeds Traore. He looks to place the ball in the top corner from just inside the area, but can only send the shot a few inches over the bar!
69' WIDE!!! Antonio's cross from the right beats everyone until it reaches Fornals, who snatches at a left-footed half-volley and skews the ball beyond the far post!
68' WIDE!!! Traore crosses into the centre, where Costa rises above the West Ham defence. It's a free header, but he can't direct the effort on target and it goes wide!
68' SAVED!!! Cresswell heads forwards to Fornals, who shrugs off his marker before shooting from the edge of the box, and drawing a comfortable save for Sa!
M. Antonio
G. Scamacca
66' Scamacca's goal sent West Ham on their way in this game, and the Italy striker comes off now for Michail Antonio to see out the game.
65' After snuffing out a West Ham attack, Wolves break and Podence looks to cross from the left. It's a crowded box though, and he flicks the ball on for Ait Nouri to latch onto, but Soucek wins that battle and possession of the ball.
63' Bowen had been yet to score in the Premier League so far this season, with only Solly March (17) having more shots without netting than the West Ham winger's 15 before this match. Against no other side in the competition, however, has Bowen scored more times than he has against Wolves, with the Hammers' second goal being his fourth in total against the Wolverhampton side.
61' SAVED!!! Podence tries to catch out Fabianski as he shoots early from the outside of the box, but the West Ham goalkeeper is equal to it and holds the shot at his near post!
60' Traore skilfully gets beyond Cresswell and floats a cross into the danger area. It's headed away, and Nunes arrives to volley a shot goalwards, but that too is nullified by the West Ham defence!
Diego Costa
Gonçalo Guedes
58' Here he is!!! Guedes comes off for Wolves and is replaced by one Diego Costa, making his first Premier League appearance in over five years! He gets a fair few jeers from the home fans, likely due to his association with London rivals Chelsea!
56' Ait Nouri arrives on the edge of the box and shoots with his right foot. It takes a deflection, and Fabianski can't prevent the conceding of a corner!
54' Only Manchester City (43) have had more shots from outside the box in the Premier League this season than Wolves (38), with 46 per cent of Wolves’ total efforts this term coming from distance (38 of 82). Meanwhile, Wolves’ Neves has had the highest number of shots this season, with all 11 of them coming from outside the area.
J. Bowen
Goal
53' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!! That might seal it!!! Kehrer drives forward and shoots, but a deflection takes the ball into the path of Bowen. He cuts inside Ait Nouri, and shoots early, beating Sa at his near post and finding the bottom corner!!! 2-0, and it's a superb finish from the England international that gives the Hammers a cushion!
D. Rice
Yellow Card
52' Rice takes a heavy touch and stretches for the ball, catching Moutinho in the process and being shown a yellow card for his troubles.
51' CLOSE!!! Semedo's cross is hooked away by Kehrer, but Traore arrives late on the edge of the box and volleys a side-footed effort to the wrong side of Fabianski's left post!
50' Rice dispossesses Podence inside his own box and sparks a counter-attack with Fornals alongside him. The two link up as they head down the field, but the final ball from Fornals is a touch too long and Rice loses out to Neves.
49' Ait Nouri's deflected cross pops up to Neves, who has a go from distance but rolls it meekly wide of the target!
48' A long Kilman pass from the back finds Podence in the box, but Zouma gets goal-side of him and puts the ball out for a corner.
46' Wolves kick off, and we're back up and running in the second stanza!
The two sides return for the second half, and can Wolves get themselves back into this contest in the next 45 minutes?
Bowen has been West Ham's main creative outlet, playing extremely well and going close to goal too. His three shots from five touches in the box rendered an xG of 0.25, and he's also completed a cross, seven passes in the final third and seven duels, winning four of these.
Scamacca's superb strike gives West Ham a slender lead at half-time. The hosts have created some decent half-chances, but haven't been able to put any away, aside from the Italian's opener. Wolves have only tested Fabianski from distance and look very rigid going forward, and with Neto injured and Neves booked, Bruno Lage's problems are only increasing as this game progresses.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: WEST HAM 1-0 WOLVES.
45' + 2' Soucek and Nunes do battle by the Wolves corner flag, and the big West Ham midfielder appears to have gotten past his Wolves counterpart, before a free-kick is finally blown in his favour!
45' + 1' We're into four minutes of added time to close out this first half.
45' SAVED!!! Podence turns and steps away from Rice before shooting from 20 yards, and his low shot has some power on it, but not enough to trouble Fabianski, who holds the ball!
44' Soucek cuts the ball back to Paqueta, who threads a superb first-time ball through for Bowen. He in turn crosses for Scamacca, but it's intercepted by Jonny!
43' CHANCE!!! Guedes shoots from close range in the box, but a deflection skews the ball Ait Nouri's way. Rather than shoot though, he passes inside and the ball is cut out! He really should've tried his luck there!
42' Since the start of last season, only Norwich (22) have failed to score in more Premier League games than Wolves (20), including in four of their last six games of the competition.
40' Paqueta glides forward on the break for West Ham, but goes down under pressure from Semedo. The referee does give a free-kick, but against Paqueta, who handled the ball as he went down!
38' Jonny has his pocket picked by Scamacca and West Ham flood forward in numbers. Scamacca doesn't cross early though, and by the time he does, the Wolves backline is set and can force Soucek into a rushed header, which Sa collects.
37' Ominously, despite Wolves having kept a clean sheet in five of their last eight Premier League games against West Ham, they have lost each time they’ve conceded during this run. Will that end up including this game?
36' A wild flick from Zouma sees West Ham concede a corner, but Podence's delivery finds only Paqueta, who heads it away for the hosts.
Pablo Fornals
M. Cornet
34' Cornet is forced off by that injury, and is replaced by the man he came into the starting 11 for, Pablo Fornals.
33' Cornet and Nunes are both down injured for their respective teams, and the pair don't look likely that they'll be able to continue. Injuries, niggles and knocks are really hampering the two sides in this game so far.
31' West Ham are winless in their last six Premier League home games, last having a longer run between August 2002 and January 2003, a season which they were relegated at the end of. However, that Scamacca goal has given them renewed hope of winning this one!
G. Scamacca
Goal
29' GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!! A superb strike puts the hosts 1-0 up!!! Scamacca feeds Bowen, who is crowded out and loses the ball in the box. It's only half-cleared towards Scamacca, who smashes a looping half-volley beyond Sa and into the corner!!!
29' Traore crosses into the box, but the threatening ball finds no-one. Podence picks it up and cuts it back from the opposite byline, but Semedo is dispossessed by Cresswell before he can shoot.
27' West Ham have won three of their last four Premier League games against Wolves, having won just two of their first eight against them in the competition before this.
25' Bowen puts Soucek into space and the midfielder crosses for the back post, where Cornet arrives late and sends a volley over the crossbar!
Adama Traoré
Pedro Neto
24' Neto's tried his best to carry on, but his ankle is too sore for him to make an impact and Adama Traore is brought on in his place.
23' Scamacca steps up to hit the free-kick from 30 yards, but sends it miles over the bar, and almost over the stand behind the goal!
João Moutinho
Yellow Card
22' Moutinho slides in for the ball but it's flicked up into the air, and the Wolves midfielder catches Bowen as he tries to control the ball and is booked.
20' West Ham and Wolves are the joint-lowest scorers in the Premier League this season, with both sides netting three goals in their seven games so far. Indeed, the Hammers are the only side in the competition yet to score in the first half of games, while Wolves are the only team without a goal after half-time.
18' Neto slides in attempting to tackle Bowen, but is unsuccessful and appears to have injured himself in the process. He's receiving treatment, but the longer he's down, the more likely fears grow that he'll need to come off.
16' CHANCE!!!! Bowen cuts inside and shoots in the box, but a deflection off Kilman causes Sa to spill the shot!! Scamacca follows in, but a cruel bounce sees him put the effort over the bar, and a glorious West Ham chance comes to nothing!
Rúben Neves
Yellow Card
14' West Ham hit Wolves on the counter once again, but Neves comes forward to cut the ball out and catches Bowen very, very late. He's shown a yellow card, already his fifth of the season, meaning he'll miss Wolves' next league game.
12' WIDE!!! Cornet's flicked header puts Scamacca through on goal, and he curls a right-footed shot just around the outside of the far post before the offside flag is raised against him!
10' West Ham intercept a Wolves attack and Bowen races forward with the ball. He's surrounded by orange shirts as he looks to feed Scamacca, but it's cut out by Kilman before reaching the striker.
8' SAVED!!! Jonny is given space and time to come forward, and shoots from the edge of the box. It tests Fabianski again, with the Hammers keeper forced to tip it wide of the post!
7' With only one regular centre-back in their XI, Neves has dropped deep into a central defensive position for Wolves, flanked on either side by Jonny and Kilman in a formation that resembles a 3-4-2-1.
5' CHANCE!!! Ait Nouri's flick to Guedes sees him put Nunes into space, who blasts an effort across the face of goal that skews away from the target!
3' SAVED!!! Podence picks up a loose ball in space and tries his luck from 30 yards. It's a good effort too, which swirls and dips in front of Fabianski, who tips it over the crossbar!
2' Kehrer, at right-back instead of Dawson, volleys a pass back inside to Bowen, who goes down in the box from Nunes' challenge to no avail!
1' Scamacca kicks off for West Ham, and we are underway at the London Stadium!
The teams are out on the pitch, and kick-off is just moments away here!
Following his straight red card against Manchester City, Nathan Collins misses this game, and Jonny slides into central defence with Nelson Semedo coming into the team at right-back. Diego Costa is on the bench, and could make his debut for the side, which would be his first Premier League appearance since 2017.
West Ham make three changes from their 1-0 away defeat at Everton last time out, with Craig Dawson coming in for Vladimir Coufal at right back, while Maxwel Cornet and Gianluca Scamacca replace Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio respectively in the forward line.
WOLVES SUBS: Matija Sarkic, Boubacar Traore, Yerson Mosquera, Tote Gomes, Connor Ronan, Diego Costa, Adama Traore, Hugo Bueno, Chem Campbell.
WOLVES (4-3-3): Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Jonny Otto, Max Kilman, Rayan Ait Nouri; Matheus Nunes, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho; Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Goncalo Guedes.
WEST HAM SUBS: Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Flynn Downes, Angelo Ogbonna, Said Benrahma, Emerson Palmieri.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Thilo Kehrer, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, Maxwel Cornet; Gianluca Scamacca.
Wolves aren’t faring much better, though, and sit just two points and one place above the Hammers. They too have only won once, but have only lost three compared to West Ham’s five, the most recent of which was a 3-0 home drubbing by Manchester City in their last league game.
18th-placed West Ham remain lumbered in the bottom three, having just a sole victory and draw apiece to their name alongside five defeats. Hoping to qualify for European football for a third successive season, David Moyes’ men really need to start picking up the pace, if they’re to avoid being dragged into a fight to stay in the league.
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