Date: 2nd September 2018 at 8:47am
Written by:
West Ham United
0 – 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers

London Stadium

Premier League

1/09/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 56947

Referee: C. Kavanagh

West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers
Traore (93)
Fabianski Rui Patrício
Balbuena Coady
Diop Boly
C Sánchez João Moutinho
Wilshere 64 Neves
Snodgrass 45 Castro Otto
Felipe Anderson Hélder Costa 72
Antonio 75 Jota 62
Arnautovic Jiménez 87


Zabaleta Gibbs-White
Adrian Ruddy
Obiang 64 Saïss
Noble Vinagre 87
Hernández 75 Hause
Yarmolenko 45 Bonatini 72
Rice Traoré 62

Game Statistics

13 Goal attempts 15
3 On Target 6
0 Corners 4
10 Fouls 11
2 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
48 % 52

Football can be such a cruel game.

Four games into the new season and the Hammers are still without a win in the Premier League and sit, adrift, at the bottom of the Premier League table.

Against newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Hammers came so close to earning their first point of the campaign but were served a huge slice of bad luck when the visitors scored, through Adama Traore in the 93rd minute.

The Hammers had chances to take the lead and, quite probably, the win, but the best chances were spurned by Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic.

West Ham could have taken the lead early on but the impressive Rui Patricio, in the Wolves goal, foiled Felipe Anderson with a fine save.

The closest Wolves came to scoring was when Lukasz Fabianski had to be on top of his game to deny Matt Doherty.

The second half saw Patricio produce fine saves to deny Antonio and Arnauovic with the keeper putting his body on the line to pull off one save with his face.

Wolves could have scored when Raul Jimenez was resented with an opportunity, but a reprieve came when the player fell over the ball.

But, with the game looking as if it would end 0-0, up stepped Traore to stun West Ham and give Wolves their first Premier League win of the 2018 / 2019 season.