Goals and Highlights: Wolves 1-0 West Ham in Premier League 2021
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16:5311 days ago

FINAL-TIME: Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United

Aaaand that's that.

Three well-earned points by Wolves as they managed to hold off the very poor West Ham for all 90 minutes.

16:4211 days ago

The pressure is yet to be piled on

85: There's not much time left and West Ham are really struggling to create anything in this game.

Can they finally pick the lock or is it going to end in a saddenning defeat?

16:2811 days ago

West Ham looking to pile on pressure

71: Not much happened since the opening goal, but the Hammers are now in longer spells of possession, looking to break through Wolves' defence.

Manuel Lanzini already came on for Pablo Fornals, and now Nikola Vlasić and Andriy Yarmolenko replace Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma.

16:1711 days ago

GOAL! Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 West Ham United

Well, it was coming.

Perfectly ball from the wing towars unmarked Jimenez who passed the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

A very, very tough job ahead of West Ham now.

16:1511 days ago

CLOSE! Wolves 0-0 West Ham

56: Oh my word, what a stop from Fabiański that is!

Podence's strike was looking to go straight in but the Polish stopper produced a world-class save to keep his side in the game.

16:1211 days ago

Wolves yellow card

54: And it is Ruben Neves with the first yellow card of the game, after the midfielder brought down Bowen who was looking to spring into open space.
16:0911 days ago

Neves tries his luck

51: The Portuguese tried his usual long-range volley, but it went over the bar.

Lovely technique, but just too much power.

16:0711 days ago

STOP!

49: And currently it's nothing new as Wolves are still pushing.

Two corners followed Daniel Podence's low and dangerous strike from the edge of the box.

16:0411 days ago

Back underway

46: And we're back.

It'll be interesting to see if any tactical changes will occur compared to the first-half.

15:5311 days ago

HALF-TIME: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 West Ham United

And that'll be that for the first 45 minutes.

A lot of action, but no goals. Hopefully that changes soon.

15:4611 days ago

GOA.. NO!

42: West Ham thought they were ahead but Kurt Zouma's header was ruled out as Michail Antonio was deemed to foul Jose Sa while Bowen's corner was being flung into the box.

A bit harsh, maybe?

15:3811 days ago

What is going on *confusion*

37: Wolves are well on top now, with four consecutive big chances created past the struggling West Ham team.

Saiss, Jimenez, Moutinho and the earlier mentioned Semedo chance all could've given the hosts the lead.

Still 0-0, though.

15:3411 days ago

CLOSE! Wolves 0-0 West Ham

31: Oh my, what a block that was from Cresswell!

Nelson Semedo thought he was in but his shot was crucially intercepted by the left-back.
 

15:3211 days ago

Half an hour gone

30: Half an hour gone, and we're yet to see an opening in this game.

The hosts have now enjoyed a longer spell of possession, but West Ham, being incredibly tough to break down, are holding on without letting a shot on goal past them.

15:2211 days ago

Wolves' first real effort

20: Neves struck one first-time from deep but it was a very slow shot that curved straight into Łukasz Fabiański's hands.
15:1511 days ago

CHANCE! Wolves 0-0 West Ham

13: So close from Bowen!

Great cross by Aaron Cresswell found the winger inside the box, but his header was just wide.

15:1311 days ago

Slow-ish afternoon

10: Well, compared to the other ongoing Premier League games, this one has been... dull?

Ruben Neves passing the ball into the sidelines or David De Gea saving two penalties? You tell me.

15:0711 days ago

Bowen's effort calmly Sa-ved

4: First strike of the game goes to Jarrod Bowen whose long-range effort was easily caught by Jose Sa.

It's something, though.

15:0311 days ago

KICK-OFF: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 West Ham United

1: And we're underway!

Could we see an energetic start to the game with loads of goals there, or is it going to be a much different, well-battled game?

Expecting the first outcome, but who knows.

14:5611 days ago

The clock is running down

Five minutes left until Mike Dean's first whistle of the game.

Can West Ham continue their form, or will Wolves get one over the Hammers for the recent results between the two teams?

We'll have to find out!

14:4611 days ago

Jump into the past

It's safe to say that the past matchups of Wolves v West Ham have been very interesting, to say the least.

As the hosts were promoted back into the Premier League, the Hammers' suffered four consecutive defeats in, more or less, embarrasing fashion.

But David Moyes turned around their streak of 'bad luck' winning two from two in the 2020/21 season, with a rampaging 4-0 win to really start off their fantastic campaign.

Latest matchup was the famous Jesse Lingard (who is reportedly close to rejoining the club in January) masterclass, which earned him the EA Sports Player Of The Month and Goal Of The Month awards in a 3-2 win at today's hosting ground, The Molineux.

14:3111 days ago

The Hammers are ready

14:2411 days ago

Talking team news

Well, the teams are exactly as I predicted, so there isn't much to talk about.

Dawson replaces the injured Ogbonna just as I said, with the rest of both teams remaining unchanged.

14:1111 days ago

Starting XI: West Ham

Fabiański; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice (C); Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
14:1011 days ago

Starting XI: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Podence, Jimenez, Hee-Chan.
07:1711 days ago

Jesse Lingard's solo strike

20:4812 days ago

Tune in here for West Ham vs Tottenham

Few words from myself.

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20:3912 days ago

The Molineux

20:3412 days ago

Kick-off times across the world

India: 7:30 PM
South Africa: 4:00 PM
Australia: 1:00 PM
Asia: 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Poland: 4:00 PM
20:3312 days ago

Kick-off time in UK

You can watch the pre-match live studio on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event from 2PM onwards, with the game kicking off at 3PM.
20:3212 days ago

Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United prediction

There won’t be much controversy in what I’m going to say, but here we go.

Wolves 1-3 West Ham. 

20:3012 days ago

Key Players

Wolves: With his impressive run of form since signing on loan from RB Leipzig, Hwang Hee-Chan has been a  phenomenon in attack.


His driven runs with the ball at his feet have caused multiple teams to struggle so expect more of the same on Saturday.

 

West Ham: It's an easy choice. Declan Rice. The young midfielder has been in exceptional form this season, having his role changed - from a defensive, possession-minded CM to a box-to-box engine, who scored two goals in three UEL games this season.

One of, if not THE best midfielder in the league this season. Full stop.

20:2712 days ago

Team News of West Ham

And it’s quite the opposite for the Hammers, as they have to struggle with only one injury.

Angelo Ogbonna has been ruled out for the season with an ACL injury suffered against Liverpool. Craig Dawson will most likely replace him.

20:2512 days ago

Predicted XI: West Ham United

Fabiański; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice (C); Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
20:2412 days ago

Team News of Wolves

Lage’s team have a few injury concerns, but most being long-term injuries that have been there already.

 

Wolves will again be without the services of Marcal, Pedro Neto, Hugo Bueno, Jonny Castro and Yerson Mosquera for this weekend's contest.

20:2312 days ago

Predicted XI: Wolverhampton Wanderers

Sa; Kilman, Coady, Saiss; Semedo, Neves, Moutinho, Ait-Nouri; Podence, Jimenez, Hee-Chan.
19:5912 days ago

Who are the referee and his assistants?

The referee for Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United will be Mike Dean.

Assisting him will be Darren Cann and Mark Scholes, with Gavin Ward as the fourth official, with Martin Atkinson holding the VAR duty.

19:5512 days ago

West Ham: Fantastic form drives David Moyes’ men TOP 4 ambitions

Who would’ve thought, that West Ham will actually manage to beat their demons of the past and keep on their long-consistent run of form.

 

Irons now sit third in the league, looking to break into TOP 2, but with Angelo Ogbonna’s ACL injury it’ll be interesting to see if they suffer a setback, that would potentially bring them down to fourth.

19:5012 days ago

Wolves: Bruno Lage’s revolution starting to gain pace

After Wolves lost their previous manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, to Tottenham Hotspur, the Molineux welcomed his Portuguese replacement - Bruno Lage.

And with that, a change of style followed with Wolves now looking more dangerous than ever before. Despite some early struggles, they now sit eigth in the Premier League table.

19:3012 days ago

Hosting ground

The Wolves v West Ham match will be played at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, with a capacity of 28,525 people.

Hammers’ fans will certainly enjoy their trip as, compared to the London Stadium, The Molineux is a ‚proper football ground’.

19:2512 days ago

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