"Three important points," says Lage
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 20: Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring his side's first goal with his team mates as West Ham United's Declan Rice walks past during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on November 20, 2021 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Wolves head coach Bruno Lage has claimed the 1-0 victory over West Ham United is "three important points".

Raul Jimenez's third goal of the season meant Wolves made it three home wins in three and saw them rise to sixth in the Premier League table.

The victory, alongside the previous triumphs over Newcastle United and Everton, means Wolves have won the joint-second most games at home this season.

After the game, Lage was asked where the result and performance ranked during his short spell at the club so far.

"The way we play the first two games against Manchester United and Tottenham was in the same level. In that period we didn't score goals so against Everton, Newcastle we did okay," he said.

"This is important because today we come from a disappointing performance and the challenge was, again, to do a good performance with our fans and it's three points for us.

"We have 19 points and this is the most important, to beat West Ham. Because we win three points against a strong team, last week they beat Liverpool and they are having a good run, so that's why it's three important points for us."

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Jimenez's neat finish past Lukasz Fabianski in the second half continued the Wanderers impressive form at Molineux, after losing their first three to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Brentford.

But with Burnley, Liverpool and Chelsea the next three opponents in the Black Country, Lage wants his side to continue to make their home ground a fortress.

When asked how important home form was, Lage said: "Not just for now, we notice from the past that this is a hard place to come and play. 

"I want to continue to do that, so our fans come and have good feelings and good emotions at home and the opposite side, when they are coming they feel we are a strong team to play against, especially at home."