- Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto scored in the final 17 minutes to help Wolves continue their recent dominance over West Ham.
Modified 21 Jun 2020, 00:18 IST
Wolves boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a 2-0 win over struggling West Ham on Saturday.
A tepid Premier League encounter came to life in the final 17 minutes as the visitors scored twice to secure a fourth successive victory over the Hammers since they returned to the top tier.
Adama Traore was heavily involved in both goals after coming on as a substitute, including providing a teasing cross from Wolves’ right that Raul Jimenez gratefully nodded in at the back post.
The Mexican striker’s 73rd-minute header improved his tally in the Premier League this season to 14, with six of those goals having been set up by Traore.
Pedro Neto wrapped up the three points in stunning fashion, meeting Matt Doherty’s looping cross with a fierce left-footed volley that flashed beyond Lukasz Fabianski.
Wolves move up to sixth in the table with the victory, level on points with Manchester United and just two behind fourth-placed Chelsea, who travel to Aston Villa on Sunday. West Ham, meanwhile, came into the game in 17th place and have the look of a team facing real trouble.
9 – Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez have combined for a league-high nine Premier League goals this season, with no player assisting another more in 2019-20 so far than Traore to Jimenez (6, level with Kevin De Bruyne to Sergio Aguero). Wavelength. pic.twitter.com/Fgds0Cg532
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 20, 2020
Published 21 Jun 2020, 00:18 IST
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