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Half Time Report: Wolves vs West Ham

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Half Time Report: Wolves vs West Ham

Wolves 1-0 West Ham

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West Ham started the game sluggishly, typified by Tomas Soucek’s misfire from close range following excellent work by Jarrod Bowen.

The first half saw Wolverhampton dominate possession, with West Ham often struggling to gain a foothold. Lukasz Fabianski was forced into action multiple times, including a nervy moment when he had to dribble around an opposition attacker due to a poor back pass.

The pressure eventually led to Emerson conceding a penalty after multiple attacks, with Sarabia converting from the spot with precision, leaving the Hammers’ keeper with no chance.

Half Time Report: Wolves vs West Ham

Half Time Report: Wolves vs West Ham: Pablo Sarabia scores for Wolves from the penalty spot

David Moyes, as expected, shifted Paqueta from the left to a false nine position in an attempt to spark some momentum. However, it’s difficult to ignore the impact of Antonio’s absence and Moyes’ reluctance to make substitutions, as seen against Tottenham, which has heavily influenced West Ham’s first-half performance in this Premier League fixture.

Overall, it’s been a lacklustre first half from West Ham, who have struggled to string passes together and assert themselves on the game.

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