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Hammers need to keep momentum rolling

West Ham enjoyed an excellent win over Wolves at the weekend.

A 4-0 triumph wouldn’t have been predicted by many before the game, and this was a genuinely superb performance from the Irons.

A brace from Jarrod Bowen, a harshly given own goal, robbing Tomas Soucek of his headed goal, and Sebastien Haller’s strike gave David Moyes’ men three superbly-earned points.

Now, attention turns to the EFL Cup, with the Hammers set to take on Everton at Goodison Park tonight (Wednesday).

But it is worth bearing in mind this weekend’s game – Leicester City, Manchester City’s conquerors, at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes won 5-2 at the Etihad Stadium and one has to think that all of the Irons’ good work against Wolves could be undone with a disappointing defeat to Carlo Ancelotti’s men.

Not only is there the opportunity to reach the quarter-finals of a cup competition for the first time since 2017/18, when the Hammers lost to Arsenal in the EFL Cup, there is also the chance to keep the good times rolling.

Last week, after all, the Hammers thumped Hull City and were then able to go out and thrash Wolves.

Wins beget wins, and a victory over the Toffees would only increase the confidence within the club ahead of Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ men are more dangerous than ever; heading into that game after a loss can only be a bad thing. The stakes tonight are higher than one might imagine.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

3 comments on “Hammers need to keep momentum rolling

  1. I agree with your thoughts , the thing I want to see tonight is the same work rate and effort put in like Wolves . That was a great team performance with the while team helping each other and a special goal from Bowen ! . Like Rice said we want to see the players fighting for the badge , he’s right , I love the guy what a talent and what a level headed young man. Want Haller to start the guy is in fire , he deserves his chances , he’s been great. If his form stays he would deserve more PL action , he’s a great player IMO. Anyway COYI ⚒

    • work rate?, what we need is class. And Anderson, Noble and Lanzini just don’t have it. Anderson gives possession away more than any other player in the history of football. Noble plays backwards more than any other player in history. And Lanzini is just a damp Squid. Actually that’s not fair to Squids. His got no gumption no backbone no authority. His what Roy Kean would say, is a bottler. And as for Moyes why on earth didn’t we play our strongest team. What are we saving our self for? Relegation? I just don’t get it. This cup is probably the best be it only slim but the best chance we have of any silver wear. Why didn’t we just go for it, with our best team?.

  2. Not quite there in the first half, Ancelotti has picked a high quality team we have made it easy for them. Imho take 2 of Noble, Snodgrass and Lanzini off swap with Antonio and Soucek if they are on the bench. Consider Anderson for Bowen also

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