Chances were limited for Wolves and The Hammers in their first game back after the lockdown at The London Stadium.
As we start to see more Premier League games get underway, the first-half is proving a test for the teams to really get back to playing together. Missed place passes and a slower pace is something we are not used to watching in the best league in the world.
The biggest chance came to West Ham’s Pablo Fornals when Mark Nobel’s over the top ball put Fornals one-on-one with the keeper, but got the technique of the volley horribly wrong and skied it. Tomas Soucek had a thunderous strike from outside the box and luckily for Wolves, Conor Cody stuck his head out and it just glanced over the bar because it looked to be going in.
The second half didn’t get going until Pedro Neto and Man of the Match Adama Traore were substituted on in the 64th minute and a change of formation was introduced from Nuno Santos.
Immediately Traore looked a threat and soon enough he breezed past two West Ham defenders and delivered a perfect ball from the right side and all Raul Jimenez had to do was connect with it. With that goal, it put Wolves one up and made Jimenez Wolves top goal scorer in a season with 14 goals.
Not long after, the other substitute, Neto thumped a tremendous volley into the roof of the net after nice work from Traore beating a couple of West Ham defenders (again) and laying off to matt Doherty to deliver a first-time cross to the back post.
That result puts Wolves on 46 points ahead of Sheffield United who play tomorrow. That was Wolves 49th game of the season already, still with 8 games to play in the premier league not including the Europa Cup which they will continue with on the 5th August against Olympiakos.