West Ham United edged a narrow victory over a muted Wolverhampton Wanderers.


West Ham United edged to just their second Premier League win in five matches, after a narrow 1-0 victory over a muted Wolverhampton Wanderers. Match Review 02/27/2022

With both West Ham and Wolves battling North London giants Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal for a top-four finish, anything less than victory would prove to be hazardous for both European hopefuls.

The hosts managed to stir the home crowd with an assertive display, confining the visitors to their side of the pitch for much of the opening half.

The ‘Hammers’ came close to drawing first blood midway through the half via Aaron Cresswell’s thundering free-kick that got the London Stadium out of their seats, minutes before Michail Antonio forced Wolves’ shot stopper José Sá into a brilliant last-ditch save.

Bruno Lage’s outfit were dealt yet another scare right before HT when Declan Rice latched onto a loose pass and struck a brilliant curving shot that crashed against Sá’s right post. Wolves exited the pitch rather more content than the home side, having survived an onslaught in the first half.

The visitors restarted proceedings with renewed hope, going close to breaking the deadlock via Francisco Trincão’s powerful shot that whizzed over the crossbar.

Irrespective of their good start, West Ham bagged the opener right on the hour mark, from Tomáš Souček’s opportunistic tap-in from some impressive team play on the left wing.

A successive string of chances came through for the home side, with Souček and Jarrod Bowen thwarting chances, with the visitors trying their best to beat tacit West Ham defence on the counter.

However, nothing seemed to materialise for the ‘Wolves’, as they failed to create any notable opportunities in the closing stages.

The 50th meeting between the two sides ended with the ‘Irons’ securing their first H2H back-to-back home league win against Wolves since October 2004.

The ‘Wanderers’ failed to better their impressive 55% win record against their favourite Premier League opponents, falling to their second successive defeat.

West Ham 1-0 Wolves

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