Wolves 2-0 West Ham: Hammers stutter as Wolves extend unbeaten run

Wolves are on their best unbeaten run in the top flight since 1972 after seeing us off with strikes from Leander Dendoncker and Patrick Cutrone at Molineux.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side are back up to fifth in the Premier League after we failed to reproduce the kind of display that helped us to a shock win against Chelsea.

Spanish winger Adama Traore was excellent again on Wednesday, but the goals came from Dendoncker and substitute Cutrone. The Belgian defender gave Wolves the lead when he poked in from Joao Moutinho’s corner in the 23rd minute, before Cutrone found the corner with a low drive, two minutes after replacing Raul Jimenez.

Our best chances fell the way of Pablo Fornals and Robert Snodgrass. Fornals forced a good save from Rui Patricio with a curling shot, before Snodgrass’ heavy touch allowed the Portuguese keeper to snuff out the danger.

Haller disappoints for the Hammers

We were poor. Striker Sebastien Haller, who joined us for £45m in the summer and scored three goals in his three games, was once again anonymous having replaced Michail Antonio in attack.

His one and only effort was an angled dinked shot from eight yards that cleared Patricio’s bar by a few feet. Team-mate Fornals was far better in attack. His strike tested the agility of the Wolves keeper before he set up Snodgrass, whose awful second touch allowed Patricio to make a save.

The former Scotland international was injured in the incident when his stretched leg collided with the goalkeeper, and was substituted as a consequence. We have now only managed one win in their past nine league games.

“We wanted to go and win two games in a row. We didn’t play a bad game, but they scored on a set-piece. We had an option to score through Snodgrass but didn’t do it. I said before that when we didn’t win games it was down to conceding at set-pieces. We never thought before this game we were going to win just because we beat Chelsea. We must now try to win our home game against Arsenal.”

Manuel Pellegrini

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