Wolves defeat West Ham — as it happened

Daniel Podence’s goal led Wolverhampton to out of the relegation zone and continue their winning ways under Lopetegui’s era. Follow for more soccer club news here!

Meanwhile, West Ham slipped into the dropped zone as the pressure towards Hammers manager David Moyes thickened. This will be the very long and lonely journey for David Moyes after he saw his squad fall from the hands of the home side at Molineux stadium amid alarming rumors of him getting sacked from his position. On the other hand, Wolverhampton climbed out of the relegation zone with Podence scoring the only goal. To watch soccer live news and updates here!

After a first 45 minutes where we saw limited action in the penalty box, the Portuguese winger burst three minutes into the second half. On the counter, Semedo burst through the middle of the pitch before sending the ball to Nunes. Looking to Korean winger, Hee-Chan, his pass was intercepted and went through the direction to the feet of Podence, who lashed his strike past beyond Fabianski. The hosts then went close to doubling their advantage through Neves, but the midfielder saw his kick crash his effort on the bar. Throughout the match, West Ham pushed for an equalizer in the final few minutes. First, Benrahma forced a shot straight at Goalkeeper Sa before Scamacca headered wide. Wolves’ Jimenez was flagged offside and refuted his goalscore, still, Wolves defeated West Ham to climb out of the relegation zone. 

After the match, West manager David Moyes said in an interview that fans should support the team in the difficult times, ‘What we’ve given West ham supporters in the last few years, I hope they can give us back. We are in a difficult period. If they give us back everything to the staff and the players who have given the club in the last couple of years then I’m sure that will help us. You always want the backing of your home support and we’ve always had it. Let’s hope that continues.”

Wolves are only two points up from the bottom three but appeared renewed and in a good place under Julen Lopetegui, who was amazed and cherished his first league clean sheet. Wolverhampton Wanderers uplift under Lopetegui continues but things do not get any easier. In their next game, they will host Liverpool for FA Cup replay before matching up against reigning champion Manchester City and another battle against Liverpool. “We celebrated for two hours and tomorrow we are thinking about how to play Liverpool,” Lopetegui told reporters. The Spanish manager will clearly keep pushing, on and off the pitch but, after such a miserable few months, Molineux is alive with new hopes and tomorrow to awaits with many new players coming into their roster, including Matheus Cunha who already made an impact for Wolves.

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