One other Jesse Lingard masterclass despatched West Ham flying into the highest 4 of the Premier League, because the Irons held on to earn a priceless win towards Wolves at Molineux.
Lingard obtained issues began for the Irons with one of many targets of his life, charging by means of the whole Wolves workforce and passing one into the underside nook after some fantastic work from Vladimir Coufal to ship him away.
The England midfielder was having one of many video games of his life and his ingenuity made the second objective. He one way or the other saved the ball alive on the corner-flag and performed in Arthur Masuaku, who picked out Fornals for a first-time end.
West Ham may need nervous that Michail Antonio’s enforced departure might have turned the sport on its head, however simply three minutes handed earlier than his substitute Jarrod Bowen hit the again of the online. Who obtained the help? Oh yeah, Jesse Lingard, working previous the whole Wolves workforce…once more.
Wolves have been being torn aside on the break however obtained one again earlier than half-time when some fantastic work from Adama Traore discovered Leander Dendoncker within the space, and the Belgian did the remaining with a robust header.
Nuno Espirito Santo threw on Fabio Silva on the break, and inside 20 minutes of approaching, the teenage striker made issues uncomfortable for the guests. He completed low past Lukasz Fabianski to arrange a grand finale.
However the Irons held on to a win that would show priceless of their pursuit of Champions League soccer.
Let’s dive into some participant rankings!
Rui Patricio (GK) – 6/10 – Nice save to disclaim Antonio early on however typically wasn’t as busy because the scoreline suggests.
Nelson Semedo (RB) – 5/10 – The previous Barcelona man was schooled by Arthur Masuaku. Not fairly often you get to write down that sentence.
Conor Coady (CB) – 5/10 – By no means appears fairly at house in a again 4. Struggled for tempo towards Antonio and wasn’t his common commanding self.
Roman Saiss (CB) – 6/10 – Stepped out to win the ball again a few occasions and regarded snug on the coronary heart of defence.
Rayan Ait Nouri (LB) – 6/10 – Despatched in a couple of looking crosses and regarded promising on the ball – granted he did not see an excessive amount of of it.
Leander Dendoncker (CM) – 5/10 – A bit far and wide together with his positioning and that allowed West Ham to run Wolves over on the break. Nice header to offer his facet a lifeline.
Ruben Neves (CM) – 6/10 – Tidy on the ball however let the sport cross him by for lengthy spells, a lot to Nuno Santo’s frustration.
Daniel Podence (AM) – 6/10 – Rattled the crossbar with a first-half header regardless of being about 4’3. Changed by Fabio Silva on the break.
Pedro Neto (RW) – 6/10 – Created one or two issues however struggled to constantly threaten. Spurned an incredible headed probability earlier than the half-time break.
Willian Jose (CF) – 5/10 – May by no means rating for Wolves. Had two good first-half possibilities however ship one extensive and one other straight at Lukasz Fabianski.
Adama Traore (LW) – 7/10 – Again at his greatest to arrange Dendoncker who gave Wolves a glimmer of hope on the stroke of half-time.
Fabio Silva (Podence, 45) – 7/10 – Nice end to place Wolves inside a objective of the guests.
Vitinha (Jose, 72) – 5/10
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 6/10 – One nice save to disclaim Jose. No actual probability with both Wolves objective.
Craig Dawson (CB) – 6/10 – The skilled defender continued to indicate his worth as he was fast to snuff out a couple of promising Wolves counters.
Issa Diop (CB) – 6/10 – Held issues collectively and marshalled Jose out of the sport.
Aaron Cresswell (CB) – 7/10 – Performed as a second left-back at occasions in lieu of West Ham’s precise left-back taking part in as a winger. One or two very harmful crosses.
Vladimir Coufal (RWB) – 6/10 – Was rinsed by Traore for Wolves’ objective however in any other case defended stoically. Had a giant hand within the second objective, combining with Fornals to free Lingard.
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 6/10 – Had the ball within the web for 4-1 however was undone by VAR. Took a sore one within the late levels however soldiered on.
Mark Noble (CM) – 6/10 – Did loads of defensive work down the left flank and introduced some streetwisdom to the West Ham workforce as they noticed the sport out.
Arthur Masuaku (LWB) – 7/10 – Lung-bursting run to help the second objective and made Semedo’s life a distress at occasions together with his excessive beginning place and charging runs. Light out although and was changed by Ben Johnson halfway by means of the second half.
Pablo Fornals (RW) – 7/10 – Full of life and concerned. Does not have the tempo to correctly thrive within the entrance three however discovered a task for himself right here.
Michail Antonio (CF) – 7/10 – May need had one of many targets of the season after skinning Dendoncker early on however was denied by Patricio. Made himself an actual handful however solely lasted half an hour earlier than damage struck.
Jesse Lingard (LW) – 9/10 – The place do you even begin? Ludicrous solo objective, ludicrous solo help, and sandwiched between them was a ridiculous little bit of ability that created the second objective. One phrase to explain his efficiency? Ludicrous.
Jarrod Bowen (Antonio, 38) – 7/10 – On within the thirty eighth minute, scores within the forty first. Bosh.
Ben Johnson (Masuaku, 65) – 6/10
Stated Benrahma (Fornals, 78) – 5/10