West Ham United
|James Tomkins (Jonathan Spector, 46)|
|Radoslav Kovac (Junior Stanislas, 46)|
|Benni McCarthy (Luis Guillermo Franco, 71)|
|Ronald Zubar (Greg Halford, 81)|
|Michael Mancienne (Adlene Guedioura, 86)|
|Matt Jarvis (Stephen Ward, S, 71)|
Full Time: WEST HAM 1-3 WOLVES.
WEST HAM 1-3 WOLVES. FRANCO evades the offside trap to chip the ball over Hahnemann, the lack of celebrations say it all though.
Four minutes will be added on, the West Ham fans boo, they have had enough already.
Final change for Wolves as Adlene Guedioura comes on for Mancienne.
Alessandro Diamanti fires in a half-volley from 25 yards that Hahnemann does well to parry.
The silence is deafening at Upton Park. I get the impression the fans are saving themselves for a chorus of boos at the final whistle, those who are left anyway.
Zubar gets a standing ovation from the away supporters as he's replaced by Greg Halford.
Great play by Franco as he skips past two challenges in the area but his shot is tipped round by Marcus Hahnemann - the Wolves keeper has been fantastic tonight.
Heavy rain is beginning to fall at Upton Park, which sums up the mood among the home fans perfectly.
Benni McCarthy also comes off to be replaced by Luis Guillermo Franco.
Jarvis applauds the away fans as he jogs off to be replaced by Stephen Ward.
Upton Park is emptying rapidly, the home fans have had enough.
WEST HAM 0-3 WOLVES. Wolves are in dreamland! David Jones plays a pass forward to JARVIS who evades the two West Ham centre-backs before firing home low past Green from the edge of the box.
WEST HAM 0-2 WOLVES. What a strike! ZUBAR makes an overlapping run on the right-hand side and fires home low first time from Doyle's pass.
Matt Jarvis does well down the left but his cross just evades Doyle in the area.
Quiet start to the half which will suit Wolves down to the ground. It's the home side that need to take the initiative in this match.
Ronald Zubar picks up a yellow for a trip on Valon Behrami, needless challenge that.
We are underway again in the second half.
Two half-time changes for West Ham - Junior Stanislas and Jonathan Spector are on for Radoslav Kovac and James Tomkins.
Half Time: WEST HAM 0-1 WOLVES. West Ham will be encouraged by the last few moments of the half, but it shouldn't disguise the fact they were second best for much of it. Wolves deserve their advantage at the break.
Just as I say that....What a chance for West Ham!! Scott Parker's effort smacks off the inside of the post, Parker picks up the rebound on the angle but Marcus Hahnemann does magnificently to stop the ball on the line.
Wolves are doing a great job of pressurising West Ham every time they get the ball. The Hammers don't look like getting back into the game at the moment.
More howls of discontent as David Jones has a shot deflected wide for a corner. The Hammers fans aren't happy with their side's performance so far.
A clumsy tackle by Radoslav Kovac who brings Kevin Foley down in the area, but referee Phil Dowd says no penalty, replays suggest otherwise though.
You can hear the groans around Upton Park as Wolves force West Ham back. You have to say the visitors deserve to lead for their battling performance so far.
Michael Mancienne is booked for a late challenge.
WEST HAM 0-1 WOLVES. James Tomkins' poor back-pass is picked up by DOYLE who fires low past Green into the bottom corner.
Wolves are keen to keep a high tempo in the game and are closing West Ham down at every opportunity, they are clearly high on confidence after their battling draw at Villa Park on Saturday.
Good play from Benni McCarthy sets Carlton Cole away, but his shot is charged down by Craddock.
Good play by West Ham sees Alessandro Diamanti get free down the left, but his cross is put behind for a corner, good repsonse from the Hammers after that early Wolves pressure.
Positive play by Julien Faubert as he bursts forward from midfield, but he drags his 25-yard effort wide of the post.
After a bright start West Ham are looking nervy after that Foley chance, a sign of lack of confidence perhaps?
Great chance for Wolves! Marcus Hahnemann's long kick upfield finds Kevin Foley in the area but his volley from the angle thumps off the crossbar, huge let-off for West Ham.
Scott Parker typically bursts forward from midfield but can't find Carlton Cole in the area. Parker will be vitally important for the Hammers tonight.
The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.
Mick McCarthy makes two changes for Wolves, bringing Michael Mancienne into midfield and George Elokobi at left back with Adlene Guedioura and Stephen Ward dropping to the bench.
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