Wolves completed the double over us as Project Restart saw Premier League football return to London Stadium.
It was very much the case of picking up where we left off as Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto netted to give Wolves a comfortable victory and help strengthen their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Substitute Adama Traore had a hand in both goals as David Moyes lamented we just couldn’t handle the winger.
We very much remain in trouble near the bottom of the table – our first shot on target didn’t arrive until the 49th minute and that came from 19-year-old defender Jeremy Ngakia when he tested Rui Patricio from distance.Embed from Getty Images
It is now just the one win in 10 league games for us – we’ve only taken five points from the last 30 on offer! The only saving grace is that Bournemouth’s 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday night means we stay out of the relegation zone due to a superior goal difference record.
But with games coming up against Tottenham (away), Chelsea (home) and Manchester United (away), we are in serious danger of dropping out of the Premier League unless we dramatically improve what we saw today.
Moyes had spoken about the suspension of the league giving us the chance to regroup but there was little evidence on show that we have the quality or the character to dig ourselves out of trouble.
“We expected Adama Traore to start, or to come on, but we didn’t defend the crosses well enough when they came in, so that was probably the most disappointing thing. We were short in attacking players, short of options, we didn’t get anything going. It was a different experience with no crowd there, I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed it. We missed the atmosphere, that’s what we’re going to have to get better at dealing with.”West Ham boss David Moyes