35 min: Podence works his method down the correct and forces Zouma into shanking out for a nook. Nunes takes, and fails to beat the primary man.
34 min: Cornet, having been by accident caught on the ankle by Podence, is compelled to make method for Fornals. Nunes seems positive to proceed for now.
33 min: Yep, it pinged off Jonny’s head. It might properly have flown in anyway, thoughts you. In the meantime Kehrer by accident lands on Nunes’s ankle and the Wolves man goes down. Cornet additionally requires therapy. Loads of gamers within the wars right here.
31 min: That shot may need taken a deflection en path to purpose, making certain Sa was by no means getting there. However it was positive work all spherical by Scamacca, each in setting the assault in movement, and ending it off. He opens his Premier League account in solely his second begin!
What a purpose that is! Scamacca drives down the left and performs Bowen into house with a threaded diagonal cross. Bowen advances in the direction of the field however loses management as he shapes to shoot. Wolves half clear. The ball falls to Scamacca, simply to the left of the D. He takes a flick and sends a rising shot in the direction of the highest left. Sa had no probability.
28 min: Moutinho sends a diagonal cross in the direction of Semedo, close to the nook flag on the correct. Semedo makes an attempt a volley that might make Marco van Basten’s well-known strike in opposition to the USSR within the 1988 European Championship ultimate appear to be a tap-in … with predictable penalties. Objective kick.
27 min: Wolves stroke it across the again within the sterile style. Their persistence irritates the house help, which is presumably the complete level.
25 min: Bowen sends Soucek scampering down the correct. Soucek crosses lengthy, in the direction of the far stick, the place Cornet lashes on the dropping ball and sends it wildly over.
24 min: Neto limps off and is changed by Traore.
23 min: Scamacca balloons a daft free kick miles over the bar. Upwards at 45 levels. What an absurd waste. Neto goes down once more.
22 min: Moutinho is booked for a cheeky clip on Bowen whereas mendacity on the ground. A free kick for West Ham developing, 30 yards out, simply left of centre. Earlier than it’s taken, Neto limps again on, however he’s not trying comfy in any respect.
21 min: Guedes sends an outswinger in the direction of the far stick. A harmful ball, however no one touches it, and it bounces out harmlessly for a purpose kick.
20 min: Nunes spins elegantly away from Paqueta and drifts in from the left flank. He slips a cross broad proper for Semedo, who attracts a foul from Cornet. A free kick simply to the correct of the West Ham field. Guedes to take.
19 min: Neto will get up and jogs about for a bit, however instantly pulls up once more, unable to place weight on his ankle. Unsure he’ll be persevering with.
18 min: Neto is down getting therapy. It seems like he’s twisted an ankle whereas attempting to deal with Bowen.
16 min: West Ham ought to be main. Kehrer performs a cute reverse cross down the inside-right channel to launch Bowen into house. Bowen drops a shoulder to enter the field and curls powerfully in the direction of purpose. Sa can’t maintain maintain of the shot. The ball breaks to Scamacca, who solely must dink over the susceptible keeper to attain, however reacts clumsily and sends the ball squirting broad proper.
14 min: Neves cynically blocks an in-flight Bowen, and is booked. He’s out of subsequent week’s match at Chelsea. Wolves are already lacking Nathan Collins for that one.
12 min: … so having mentioned that, West Ham get out of their very own half. Cornet flicks on down the left to launch Scamacca, who sends a screeching shot throughout Sa and inches broad of the bottom-right nook. A positive effort, although it transpires he was properly offside.
11 min: David Moyes is already on the touchline issuing orders to Bowen. He seems fairly involved at West Ham’s lack of ability to get out of their very own half.
9 min: Jonny shovels a cross down the correct for Semedo, who with a greater first contact can be striding into the world, getting ready to shoot. However that first contact lets him down. Wolves look assured.
8 min: Jonny advances down the inside-right channel and sends a speculative shot in the direction of the underside left. Fabianski seems for one more nook. Nothing comes of that, both, however Wolves have already finished a job of silencing the house crowd.
7 min: Jonny and Semedo mix properly down the correct. The previous slings in a cross that’s simply cleared, however Wolves are starting to press West Ham again now.
5 min: Ait-Nouri backheels down the left for Guedes, who releases Nunes into the field. Nunes drops a shoulder to evade Kehrer, who slides away hysterically, however then slices a woeful shot away from purpose when confronted with a not notably tight angle. That was a fantastic probability.
4 min: Nothing comes from the set piece.
3 min: Podence pearls a shot goalwards from the most effective a part of 30 yards. It’s on track, and Fabianski is compelled to tip over for a nook.
2 min: Scamacca chests down a protracted cross and appears to show. Kilman is throughout him like a limpet and refuses to cede floor. A fairly quick, direct begin from the hosts.
West Ham get the ball rolling. They launch it lengthy, and Wolves don’t look notably certain of themselves when clearing. Bowen dribbles into the field from the correct and is barged over by Nunes. He desires a 50-second penalty, however he’s not getting one, the approaching collectively dominated truthful.
The groups are out! Each groups are of their first-choice clobber. West Ham put on claret and blue, Wolves outdated gold. Fairly bubbles within the air. We’ll be off as soon as most of them fade and die.
David Moyes has a chat with Sky Sports activities. “We’re glad to be again dwelling. Hopefully that helps us. We’re in search of higher performances. Most likely there’s a bit of break-up of the crew. We’re altering it spherical a bit and it’ll take some time to settle. However we’re properly conscious we have to get some outcomes.”
Sky ask Bruno Lage about Diego Costa. “My crew is totally totally different with a striker within the crew. It was two weeks excellent, the best way he educated and the folks round him, particularly the wingers, play with him. However in the long run we have to perceive there are extra video games in entrance. However it’s a great signal and excellent news that we will have a striker in our squad in the present day.”
West Ham make three adjustments to the beginning XI named for the 1-0 defeat at Everton. Gianluca Scamacca, Maxwel Cornet and Craig Dawson take the locations of Michail Antonio, Vladimir Coufal and Pablo Fornals, who all drop to the bench.
Wolves make one change to the XI despatched out for the 3-0 dwelling defeat to Manchester Metropolis. Nathan Collins, despatched off in that match, is suspended, so Nelson Semedo takes his place. New signing Diego Costa, who left Brazilian aspect Atletico Mineiro in January, begins on the bench.
West Ham United: Fabianski, Dawson, Zouma, Kehrer, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, Cornet, Scamacca.
Subs: Coufal, Fornals, Antonio, Lanzini, Downes, Areola, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Emerson Palmieri.
Wolverhampton Wanderers: Jose Sa, Nelson Semedo, Jonny, Kilman, Ait Nouri, Matheus Luiz, Neves, Joao Moutinho, Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence, Goncalo Guedes.
Subs: Boubacar Traore, Sarkic, Mosquera, Gomes, Ronan, Costa, Adama Traore, Bueno, Campbell.
Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire).
West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are respectively seventeenth and 18th within the desk. They’re the joint lowest scorers within the Premier League thus far this season with simply three targets in seven video games. The Hammers haven’t received at dwelling in six; Wolves have received simply as soon as on the highway in 14 journeys.
Wait! Come again!
Factor is, either side are able to significantly better than this … and each will see this fixture as the right alternative to kick-start their season. West Ham have received three of their final 4 matches in opposition to Wolves, who in flip have received three of their final six at West Ham. Pleasure isn’t fairly assured, nevertheless it absolutely received’t be lengthy earlier than one or each of those groups rediscover their mojo. Tonight might be the evening. Tonight additionally could embody bonus Diego Costa enjoyable. Kick off is at 5.30pm BST. It’s on!