Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham United: Post Match Analysis

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On Matchday 12, Wolverhampton Wanderers beat West Ham 1-0. This result was very unexpected because West Ham was in great form after defeating Liverpool.

The Hammers were on a 4 game winning streak until yesterday when the Wolves beat them.

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo left for Spurs and Bruno Lage has taken over ever since. 

Wolves star Raul Jimenez spent eight months on the sidelines after fracturing his skull. They dominated the entire first half out of which the best chance came to Jimenez.

Wolves players tested Fabianski on and off with Joao Moutinho also attempting. Despite Fabianski saving it, Moutinho has scored 4 goals from outside the box. West Ham defenders played it unsafe not blocking that shot.

Max Kilman almost scored another goal in the last three minutes but it hit the crossbar.

Even in the second half Wolverhampton Wanderers were completely rampant over West Ham. 

Ruben Neves tested Fabianski from distance and also provided an amazing pass to Jimenez. Unfortunately, Jimenez was unable to convert the chance.

After 30 minutes passed, the game needed something lively and Hwang Hee Chan’s cross struck Ben Johnson’s arm. Despite Neves asking the referee for a penalty, the referee was convinced that his arm was not in an unnatural position.

Interesting takeaways from Wolverhampton Wanderers vs West Ham

  1. A fifth consecutive win could have equalled West Ham’s top flight record but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be.
  2. West Ham were dipping terribly during the match, managing to get a further one shot on target.
  3. Wolverhampton Wanderers won three matches in a row for the first time since 1980.
  4. Only Arsenal and Chelsea have secured more points than Wolves(with Lage) since United beat them in August.

Bruno Lage’s (Wolves manager) comments after the match.

What I want now is points, points, points,” Lage told the BBC.

“It was another good performance in the first half. We controlled the game from the beginning. When you play against a team like West Ham, you need to be careful.

“All the players did everything we planned so I’m very happy. I said a few minutes before the game that what I want today is very simple — give the same feeling to the fans that you give to me.”

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