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West Ham United

  • Franco 90’

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Doyle 28’
  • Zubar 58’
  • Jarvis 61’

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  1. Wolves crush West Ham

    Wolves crush West Ham

    Wolves pulled seven points clear of the Premier League drop zone after a 3-1 win at West Ham. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Wolverhampton Wanderers
    • 90+4 Final whistle, an easy enough win for Wolves. They are seven points clear of the drop zone now. Looks like Mick McCarthy may have spent the best 20grand in his life, copping that fine for resting his team against Manchester United.
    • 90+2 Consolation goal for Franco. Berra stepped up but Halford stayed back to play the Mexican onside, and he tapped it past Hahnemann to make it 3-1. He's done well enough since he came on. Cole, meanwhile, has not.
    • 90' Four minutes added time being played.
    • 88' Upson clears to touch. Finally.
    • 86' No joy for West Ham from the corner. To think this was a side that was packed with the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Joe Cole, Jermain Defoe and Frank Lampard eight or nine years ago. Good way to eat up the 60-odd million pounds in transfer fees boys!
    • 86' WOLVES SUB: Mancienne, already booked, off for Guedioura.
    • 85' Smart low stop by Hahnemann after Diamanti smashed a low drive in.
    • 82' Both sides seem to be going through the motions now. The stands are emptying as fans avoid the East London traffic.
    • 80' WOLVES SUB: Halford on for Zubar, a straight swap at right back.
    • 78' The corner is half-cleared but only to Stanislas, who crosses in for Franco but his header is well wide.
    • 77' Great save Hahnemann to palm Franco's shot behind after the Mexican danced through the Wolves defence. More like it from Guille.
    • 74' Franco lets the ball run to Cole on the left who gets beyond Berra but the touch is a bit heavy and when he tries the shot it spins well wide.
    • 72' WEST HAM SUB: Guillermo Franco on for McCarthy.
    • 71' WOLVES SUB: Stephen Ward on for goalscorer Jarvis.
    • 70' Twenty minutes to go. West Ham have a corner as their fans stream out of the exits.
    • 68' Parker, West Ham's only player, is harshly called offside when racing through to clip a lovely lobbed finish over Hahnemann.
    • 66' Short routine between Jones and Jarvis sees the latter whip in a cross but the whistle goes and West Ham have a free-kick.
    • 65' Free-kick knocked in by Jarvis on the left, out for a corner as Jones returns from treatment.
    • 64' Naughty tackle from Diamanti stamping on Jones's calf, free-kick no card though. Near identical to Kovac's foul on the same man in the first half.
    • 62' Honest appraisal? Parker and Green aside, West Ham have been hopeless. I cannot see why Upson gets in the England side ahead of the likes of Dawson, he has barely made a clearance tonight and clearly has no influence over the defence. They will sink without trace unless they shape up soon - although the bottom three ARE awful...
    • 60' THREE NIL! JARVIS! West Ham committed men forward and Elokobi found Jones who threaded a majestic through-ball that Jarvis raced on to, wicked first touch to leave Upson and Spector floundering and an even better second to smash it into the bottom left. Oh dear oh dear.
    • 59' The West Ham fans have been silenced by that. What a strike and the home side need to muster a response, fast. They won't do playing like this though - more stray passes as they try to build an attack.
    • 58' Wolves still have it though as Jones wins it out the edge of the D, he moves right and spots Zubar so threads it in for him AND WOW! WHAT A STRIKE! 2-0 WOLVES! He just rifled that first time, unstoppable across Green into the bottom left.
    • 57' Wolves have a throw deep in the Hammers half on the left. Spector clears but Wolves still have it.
    • 55' A lull in the match suits Wolves right down to the ground and that is what they have right now. West Ham lack any kind of drive unless Parker gets on the ball.
    • 54' Green grabs hold of the ball as Foley almost snuck in after Doyle outmuscled Upson.
    • 52' Diamanti curls one in with the outisde of his left but McCarthy commits a foul and Wolves have a free-kick.
    • 51' Cross in from Faubert on the right but Cole can't make good contact.
    • 50' McCarthy needs treatment after colliding with Mancienne.
    • 49' Elokobi plays a low ball in from the byline that Spector, playing out of position at centre-half, clears at the second time of asking.
    • 49' Parker plays in a nice ball from the right that would have released Cole had Hahnemann not got out quickly.
    • 48' Tackle from behind on Behrami by Zubar.
    • 47' Free-kick to Wolves is cleared by Upson.
    • 46' Second half underway, with Kovac penalised for what seemed a clean tackle on Jarvis.
    • - WEST HAM DOUBLE SUB: Tomkins, after his bad error, is taken off. Oh dear. Spector on in his place, while Stanislas comes on to play up front with Kovac off.
    • 45+1 Half-time, and Wolves lead 1-0!
    • 45' Cole tries to hold it up but falls, Parker is in and he surges forward, Parker is in and he curls it past Hahnemann but off the post and across the line! Parker's continued his run anticipating the rebound and on the left he picks up the loose ball and from a tight angle drills it in but somehow Hahnemann is back on his line to bat it out!
    • 44' Good defending from Wolves on the edge of their box as Kovac and McCarthy almost worked a chance with a series of one-twos.
    • 44' West Ham take a free-kick too quickly for the ref, which annoys the fans as the chance was on. Wolves, obviously, clear from the second attempt.
    • 43' Jones on the ball, as he has so often been tonight but his ball catches Doyle offside this time.
    • 42' Foley is harassed by Diamanti into putting the ball out from a good position and almost loses his rag with the Italian. The ref calms it though, throw to West Ham.
    • 41' Elokobi on the left exchanges passes with Jarvis but good closing down from the Hammers as they force it all the way back to Hahnemann.
    • 40' Diamanti with a teasing cross looking for Cole but Berra does well to clear from around the England striker's body.
    • 39' Jarvis gets it near post but good defending this time as Upson forces him to take a poor touch, out for a goal kick.
    • 38' A brief West Ham foray upfield yields a Wolves goal-kick. Not good from Zola's men so far.
    • 37' Jarvis swings in the free-kick but Elokobi commits a foul.
    • 36' Good spell of pressure from Wolves as they pass it around the edge of the Hammers box. Some nice play as Doyle flicks it to Jones, they're playing keep-ball here as Jones fires one in, deflected and just wide via the hand of Green. Super play.
    • 35' Kovac is lucky to get away with a silly tackle in his own box, on Jones. Clear foul, surely a penalty, he clattered into his calf. Odd as the ref was right on it.
    • 33' Wolves have a corner, Jones's delivery coming off Doyle's bonce but up in the air and away.
    • 32' McCarthy works some space to hold it up for Cole who takes a touch and bends it in but straight down Hahnemann's throat.
    • 31' A West Ham corner is met by Upson but his looping header is easy for Hahnemann.
    • 30' The West Ham free-kick comes to nothing and Wolves clear, Tomkins is fouled though.
    • 29' Late from Mancienne on Diamanti, a booking and free-kick around 35 yards out.
    • 28' Tomkins with a howler, he lets the ball run past him when he should clear and fluffs his backpass and Doyle is in, Doyle is through and he rifles it in at the far post! 1-0! Shocker from Tomkins!
    • 27' Faubert launches a high cross into the box which Hahnemann drops but Cole clearly pushed him and it's a Wolves free-kick.
    • 26' Foley almost threads Jarvis through but Green reads it and comes to gather. West Ham counter and Diamanti wins a throw deep on their left.
    • 25' Doyle miscontrols into touch and the home fans jeer.
    • 24' West Ham want a penalty but no way. Elokobi had his hands by his side when he blocked Faubert's cross. Corner.
    • 23' Upson puts it out for a Wolves corner on the right.
    • 22' Jarvis almost wriggles through but West Ham are back in numbers and play it out of trouble. Now Daprela slides in on Zubar, much to the home fans' joy.
    • 21' Good bustling forward play by Cole to hold it up and bring his team-mates into the play as West Ham start bossing possession.
    • 20' McCarthy holds it up well to feed Cole on the left but he scuffs the shot under pressure and it's easy for Hahnemann.
    • 19' Doyle is only 5'11 and has no right to win all the aerial balls but he is doing just that. West Ham manage to clear now.
    • 18' West Ham are angry that Wolves got the throw when the ball seemed to come off Zubar, not Diamanti.
    • 17' A short-corner routine by West Ham is a right old mess, giving time for Jones to close down and clear.
    • 16' West Ham with a decent spell now, earning corner on the right...
    • 15' Parker with a decent ball wide left but too heavy for McCarthy. The Hammers skip taking responsibility and driving his team on.
    • 14' Great run by Faubert, getting forward from halfway before cutting inside and rifling a low drive past Hahnemann but also beyond the far post.
    • 13' Zubar defends well as Wolves clear from that free-kick. Wolves looking pretty solid so far.
    • 12' Upson puts it high towards Behrami, Jones gives away a free-kick for allegedly using an elbow.
    • 11' Parker gets it some way out and tries a shot but it's weak and low and straight at Hahnemann,
    • 10' Faubert trudges off with a sore head, it was Jones who clashed heads with him. Green punches the corner out for a throw. Faubert is back on.
    • 9' Faubert is down after taking a crack on the back of the head. Wolves have a corner.
    • 8' FOLEY OFF THE BAR! What an effort from the tightest of angles! He got in behind Daprela to meet a great flick-on by Doyle, who beat Upson all-too easily for Hahnemann's straight long ball.
    • 7' Henry is a bit rough on Daprela, giving away a free-kick deep in the West Ham half.
    • 5' Stout defending by Elokobi to shepherd the ball out for a Wolves goal kick, which Hahnemann pumps long.
    • 4' Doyle gets away from a slack Upson attempt to clear but Green is able to cling on to the bouncing ball.
    • 3' Parker comes forward down the left, somehow riding two challenges and almost playing Cole in only for Craddock to get it clear.
    • 2' Throw to Wolves on the left which Elokobi will take... He goes short though and after an interchange with Jarvis Wolves lose the ball and the hosts break to win a throw on their right.
    • 1' Kovac flicks on Faubert's low ball and it strikes Mancienne, West Ham call for handball but play on says the ref as the visitors clear.
    • 1' The first half gets underway at Upton Park!
    • - The Hammers then recall Carlton Cole and Benni McCarthy to the side, which Mido and Guille Franco making way. Scott Parker is back too.
    • Wolves team: Hahnemann, Foley, Berra, Craddock, Zubar, Elokobi, Mancienne, Henry, Jarvis, D Jones, Doyle
    • - West Ham team: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Daprela, Behrami, Kovac, Parker, Diamanti, Cole, McCarthy
    • - Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is set to name an unchanged side for the seventh successive match, with no injury concerns following the weekend's 2-2 draw at Aston Villa. Midfielder Adlene Guedioura was withdrawn at half-time at Villa Park but that was a tactical switch and he is poised to retain his starting role. Wales midfielder Dave Edwards is again in contention for a place on the bench after being sidelined since December following ankle surgery.
    • - West Ham team news: The Hammers hope to welcome back captain Scott Parker from a leg injury, while Striker Carlton Cole is pressing for a start after coming off the bench at Arsenal, along with Benni McCarthy. Julian Faubert, Kieron Dyer, Danny Gabbidon and Jack Collison could all be available after nursing minor injuries but defender Manuel Da Costa must serve the last of his three-match ban.
    • - FACT: No side has scored more goals from set pieces this season than West Ham's 21.
    • - Five of Wolves’ last six goals have come in the first half, half of their total of 10 in this period for the season.
    • - All but one of the goals scored by Mick McCarthy’s side this season have come from inside the box.
    • - 16% of Wolves’ goals this season have been own goals, a higher proportion than any other side.
    • - FACT: Only Thomas Vermaelen has scored more goals (seven) from defence than Jody Craddock's five this season.
    • - West Ham have won the most penalties in the Premier League this season with eight, while Wolves have won just one spot-kick.
    • - The Hammers have won four of their last five games against Wolves in all competitions.
    • - FACT: Wolves have won none of their last six visits to Upton Park and haven’t won there since March 1978.
    • - Welcome to tonight's Premier League clash between West Ham and Wolves, a relegation scrap from 8pm UK time!
  • Summary

    • 90+2 Consolation goal for Franco. Berra stepped up but Halford stayed back to play the Mexican onside, and he tapped it past Hahnemann to make it 3-1. He's done well enough since he came on. Cole, meanwhile, has not.
    • 85' Smart low stop by Hahnemann after Diamanti smashed a low drive in.
    • 77' Great save Hahnemann to palm Franco's shot behind after the Mexican danced through the Wolves defence. More like it from Guille.
    • 60' THREE NIL! JARVIS! West Ham committed men forward and Elokobi found Jones who threaded a majestic through-ball that Jarvis raced on to, wicked first touch to leave Upson and Spector floundering and an even better second to smash it into the bottom left. Oh dear oh dear.
    • 58' Wolves still have it though as Jones wins it out the edge of the D, he moves right and spots Zubar so threads it in for him AND WOW! WHAT A STRIKE! 2-0 WOLVES! He just rifled that first time, unstoppable across Green into the bottom left.
    • 45' Cole tries to hold it up but falls, Parker is in and he surges forward, Parker is in and he curls it past Hahnemann but off the post and across the line! Parker's continued his run anticipating the rebound and on the left he picks up the loose ball and from a tight angle drills it in but somehow Hahnemann is back on his line to bat it out!
    • 36' Good spell of pressure from Wolves as they pass it around the edge of the Hammers box. Some nice play as Doyle flicks it to Jones, they're playing keep-ball here as Jones fires one in, deflected and just wide via the hand of Green. Super play.
    • 35' Kovac is lucky to get away with a silly tackle in his own box, on Jones. Clear foul, surely a penalty, he clattered into his calf. Odd as the ref was right on it.
    • 28' Tomkins with a howler, he lets the ball run past him when he should clear and fluffs his backpass and Doyle is in, Doyle is through and he rifles it in at the far post! 1-0! Shocker from Tomkins!
    • 8' FOLEY OFF THE BAR! What an effort from the tightest of angles! He got in behind Daprela to meet a great flick-on by Doyle, who beat Upson all-too easily for Hahnemann's straight long ball.
    • Wolves team: Hahnemann, Foley, Berra, Craddock, Zubar, Elokobi, Mancienne, Henry, Jarvis, D Jones, Doyle
    • - West Ham team: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Daprela, Behrami, Kovac, Parker, Diamanti, Cole, McCarthy
    • - Welcome to tonight's Premier League clash between West Ham and Wolves, a relegation scrap from 8pm UK time!

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  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • J. Faubert
      • J. Tomkins Substitution Out (45′)
      • M. Upson
      • F. Daprelà
      • S. Parker
      • R. Kovác Substitution Out (45′)
      • V. Behrami
      • A. Diamanti
      • C. Cole
      • B. McCarthy Substitution Out (71′)

      Subs

      • J. Spector Substitution In45′
      • M. Noble
      • G. Franco Substitution In71′ Goal
      • Junior Stanislas Substitution In45′
      • Mido
      • Ilan
      • M. Štech
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Hahnemann
      • R. Zubar Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (81′)
      • J. Craddock
      • C. Berra
      • G. Elokobi
      • M. Mancienne Yellow Card Substitution Out (86′)
      • D. Jones
      • K. Foley
      • K. Henry
      • M. Jarvis Goal Substitution Out (71′)
      • K. Doyle Goal

      Subs

      • C. Iwelumo
      • S. Ebanks-Blake
      • W. Hennessey
      • A. Guédioura Substitution In86′
      • G. Halford Substitution In81′
      • S. Ward Substitution In71′
      • N. Milijaš
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