West Hammered!

23 03 2010

Wolves have lost only one game against a team in claret and blue this season.

Wolves produced their best performance of season to win 3-1 against a lacklusture West Ham. Click here to view goal highlights.

Goals from Kevin DoyleRonald Zubar and Matt Jarvis sealed the win at Upton Park on a pivotal night for Wolves in their fight for survival.

Wolves went close early on after Kevin Foley rattled the bar  from a tight angle but Wolves eventually went ahead on 28minutes. 

Irishman Doyle put the boys ahead after capitalising on a James Tomkins mistake, Doyle ran into the penalty area before sliding the ball past Rob Green from a tight angle. 

Wolves doubled their lead in the second half when Zubar fired and angled shot into the bottom corner with the aid of the slightest of deflections. 

Jarvis put the icing on the cake with half an hour to go as he took a through ball from Dave Jones before blasting the ball past a helpless Rob Green from 18yards. 

West Ham grabbed a consolation in injury time as Guillermo Franco finished neatly by lifting the ball over Marcus Hahnemann but it won’t dampen Wolves’ spirits one bit. 

Man of the match: Karl Henry he was aided by Michael Mancienne patrolling the area in front of the defence but the Wolves fan broke up most West Ham attacks and played plenty of neat passes both long and short. Great game for Wolves’ skipper. 

Flop of the match: James Tomkins – he gifted Wolves their opening goal by first miss-controlling and then playing a weak back pass. He let Wolves score the crucial first goal 

Referee: Phil Dowd – A steady game for Dowd although he denied Wolves a stonewall penalty in the first half as Jones was brought down in the area. Not a bad night for the Stokie despite awarding 24 fouls against Wolves 

My Verdict: In beating both Burnley and West Ham, Wolves have taken a huge leap in their bid to avoid relegation. It would now take a huge downturn in fortune and results for us to go down. Keep it up Wolves – we can do it!! We are staying up, say we are staying up!