As it happened: West Ham United 4-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League
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20:55a month ago

Thank you and goodbye

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20:54a month ago

Full-time

Wolves have been Hammered by the Hammers!

Two Bowen goals and one for Haller as well as an own goal from Raul Jimenez completes a comfortable 4-0 victory.

West Ham are off the mark in the league and things suddenly look a bit rosier.

20:52a month ago

90+3’ GOAL!!- Sebastian Haller

West Ham have a fourth!

Wolves have been dismantled tonight. This time Masuaku produces a good ball in and Haller jumps highest to score a brilliant header. Good news for West Ham, both Bowen and Haller in the goals.

20:48a month ago

88’

Double substitution for the Hammers. Star men Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio come off, Mark Noble and Sebastien Haller come on. 

It will be a close battle for who gets man of the match between Bowen and Antonio.

20:45a month ago

85’

West Ham’s third goal, which was originally given as a Thomas Soucek goal, has now been reviewed by the dubious goals committee and has been given as a Raul Jimenez own goal.

At least Wolves’ striker has found the net.

20:37a month ago

79’

Ruben Neves blasts a shot over the bar. Pretty much sums up Wolves’ night.
20:35a month ago

73’

Double substitution for Wolves. Joao Moutinho and new boy Semedo come off, Vitinha and Ki-Jana Hoever makes his debut, he signed for Wolves last week in a deal that Diogo Jota go the other way to Liverpool.
20:27a month ago

66’ GOAL!!- Thomas Soucek

West Ham have a third!

Corner comes in from Aaron Cresswell and Thomas Soucek meets it at the front post and it deflects past Patricio.

20:20a month ago

62’

Wolves’ first substitution and it’s Adama Traore who comes off.

18-year-old forward Fabio Silva comes on in his place.

20:16a month ago

57’-GOAL!!- Jarrod Bowen

Finally the hammers have their second and it’s that man again, Jarrod Bowen! 

Michail Antonio crosses the ball to Pablo Fornals who smashes a shot against the post but it comes out straight into the path of Jarrod Bowen who can’t miss.

What do Wolves have in reply?

20:10a month ago

51’

Antonio causing problems again, he runs at Connor Coady and Coady has to foul him.

Yellow card for Coady, free kick in a dangerous position for West Ham but Angelo Ogbonna heads a shot over from the resulting free-kick.

20:09a month ago

Injury

Ryan Fredericks goes down injured and is replaced by Ben Johnson
20:08a month ago

Second half

Second half is underway! 

Will we get a response from Wolves?

19:56a month ago

Half-time thoughts

West Ham are fully deserved of their 1-0 but really should be further ahead. 

Antonio has been outstanding and they have had so many chances.

Will Wolves make them rue those missed chances?

19:49a month ago

Half-time

West Ham take a surprise lead into half-time after Jarrod Bowen’s 17th minute strike.
19:48a month ago

45’

Ruben Neves almost makes West Ham pay for their wastefulness. 

The Portuguese international wriggles free just outside the area and unleashes a shot on goal but its smartly saved by Lukas Fabianski.

19:45a month ago

43’

Antonio wrestles through the Wolves defence, he’s been so good tonight!

He fires a fierce shot in on goal which Patricio can only parry to Pablo Fornals just a few yards out but he fires over.

West Ham really should have doubled their lead there.

 

19:40a month ago

37’

Antonio strikes another shot wide.

West Ham certainly have had the best of the opening half and should really be 2 or 3 goals to the good.

19:32a month ago

29’

Huge goalmouth scramble and how haven’t West Ham scored?!

The ball comes in from Michail Antonio and deflects up to Thomas Soucek, who heads it at Rui Patricio.

 

19:30a month ago

28’

Pedro Neto takes a shot from outside the area but bends it just wide of Lukas Fabianski’s goal.
19:28a month ago

25’

Slick break from West Ham and it results in Jarrod Bowen taking a shit from just inside the penalty area. Patricio saves well.

Another decent chance that.

19:26a month ago

23’

Good defending from West Ham to muscle Raul Jimenez off the ball when it drops to him in the penalty area.

Difficult chance for the Mexican but you wouldn’t have put it past him to score that if he brought it down.

19:22a month ago

19’

West Ham look up for this!

Michail Antonio it is this time running at the Wolves defence causing them all sorts of problems.

He bears down on the penalty area and unleashes a shot, but it’s straight at Patricio this time.

19:21a month ago

17’ GOAL!!- Jarrod Bowen

Jarred Bowen gives West Ham a surprise lead! 

He’s played in by Pablo Fornals and picks the ball up on the right hand side.

He runs at the Wolves defence, who back off and back off, and then he curls a shot with his left-foot into the back of Rui Patricio’s goal.

19:15a month ago

13’

Pedro Neto runs at the West Ham defence and shows a great turn of pace to reach the byline and win his team a corner, which is ultimately wasted.
19:13a month ago

11’

West Ham won a free-kick inside the Wolves half after Michail Antonio is fouled. West Ham build well but Declan Rice’s pass sails out of play.
19:09a month ago

8’

Foul on Raul Jimenez as he tries to come forward. Wolves free-kick.
19:07a month ago

6’

Both teams just feeling each other out in the opening exchanges.

Wolves new boy Nelson Semedo has made a decent start, looking to get on the ball and run with it.

Wolves signed him from Barcelona. A sign of the times.

19:01a month ago

Kick-off

We’re underway at The London Stadium after the players take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
18:56a month ago

Out come the teams!

The teams are out at The London Stadium. Kick-off is imminent.
18:44a month ago

Kick-off nearing!

Kick-off is just 15 minutes away!
18:25a month ago

Previous meeting

The last meeting between the two sides came in June in an empty London stadium, like we’ll have tonight.

Two late goals from Pedro Neto and Raul Jimenez gave Wolves the win that day.

18:12a month ago

One change for West Ham

Just the one change for the Hammers, Balbuena comes in for Issa Diop who has tested positive for coronavirus. Mark Noble returns to the bench following a toe injury.
18:08a month ago

Two Changes for Wolves

Nuno makes two changes to his side from last weekends defeat to Manchester City. Ruben Vinagre comes into the team as does new boy Nelson Semedo, who makes his Wolves debut following his £27 million move from Barcelona.
18:06a month ago

Wolves- Starting XI

18:04a month ago

West Ham- Starting XI

17:46a month ago

Nelson Semedo to make debut?

Wolves’ latest signing Nelson Semedo May make his debut this evening having joined on a £27 million deal from Barcelona.

Here’s what his manager Nuno Esporito Santo had to say about the Portuguese international:

“We’re bringing a high-quality player. A talented player. A player who played at the highest level of European football and for his national team. He’s a good character, I think he fits, and has integrated very well in the team," Nuno said. 

“He’s going to compete at the highest level of football, against the best teams around. It’s a simple communication to him, so say, ‘This is a new challenge which will require the best of you’.”

17:40a month ago

A message from Moyes

With David Moyes recovering from a positive coronavirus test at home, he wrote to fans earlier today to keep them updated:

”Like the fans, I will be watching the game from my home, after testing positive for COVID-19. I am planning to be in touch with the team and my coaches as much as I possibly can though and, since I’ve been in isolation, the staff and I have had frequent discussions about the preparation for tonight’s fixture.

“This situation – the possibility of players and staff contracting COVID-19 – was something we’d been fully prepared for prior to the new season, because we knew there was always the possibility that it could happen. We had put stringent protocols in place and unfortunately they had to be activated after Issa Diop, Josh Cullen and I tested positive.

“For this evening’s game against Wolves, Alan and the rest of the staff will be in direct control from their positions inside London Stadium but I will certainly be in close and continuous contact by telephone.”

 

17:34a month ago

Where to watch West Ham vs Wolves

In the UK, the match will be shown on BT Sport 1 HD.

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17:33a month ago

Wolves- Team News

Wolves' new signing Nelson Semedo is available for his debut following a move from Barcelona.

Fernando Marcal is likely to miss out after being forced off against Manchester City with a calf injury.

Head coach Nuno Espirito Santo says several other unnamed players are injury doubts.

 

17:32a month ago

West Ham- Team news

Manager David Moyes will not attend the game because of his positive coronavirus test, and will relay instructions via assistant Alan Irvine. 

Issa Diop and Josh Cullen also miss out because of positive tests, but Mark Noble returns after a toe problem.

 

17:29a month ago

Wolves ready for a European challenge

Wolves, on the other hand, have been busy in the transfer market improving their squad.

The sale of Diogo Jota to Liverpool will come as a blow but they look to continue what has been a promising start to the season.

A solid performance in their first game to beat Sheffield United 2-0 was followed up by a hearty display against Manchester City, although they did lose 3-1.

Nuno Esporito Santo’s men will be looking to get back to winning ways and will want to show that they have what it takes to launch a bid for European football this season.

17:24a month ago

West Ham looking to kick-start their season

After two defeats in their opening two games, West Ham United are one of four teams yet to register a point in the Premier League. 

With the club appearing pretty dormant during the transfer window and selling one of their best young talents in Grady Diangana, David Moyes needs to start getting the results to keep the fans onside.

This game is huge for West Ham as they look to kick their season into action.

17:21a month ago

Kick-off in just under 2 hours!

West Ham vs Wolves will kick-off at 19:00 BST, just two hours away! It will be played at the London Stadium in London.
16:23a month ago

Welcome!

Welcome to Vavel UK’s LIVE coverage of the Premier League match between West Ham and Wolverhampton Wanderers. My name is Sam Cook and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team updates and news as it happens live here on Vavel.com
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