West Ham 1 Wolves 3
A really awful first half performance from West Ham was exemplified by a terrible back pass by Tomkins in the 28th minute. The ball sent Doyle clean through on goal and he beat Green to give Wolves a deserved lead.
Before that West Ham had suffered an early scare when Foley hit the crossbar from 8 yards after beating Daprela on the right wing. West Ham themselves had a few tame efforts on goal from Parker and Cole which were easily saved.
In the 35th minute Wolves should have had a chance to extend their lead when Kovac clearly took down Doyle inside the West Ham area but a penalty was mysteriously not given.
If West Ham were going to turn it around in the first half then the odds were that Parker would be instrumental and with a minute left he nearly got West Ham back into the game. Parker shot from just outside the area. He beat the keeper but his shot bounced back off the right hand post. Parker followed up and this time his shot from wide left was saved on the line.
West Ham started the second half with Stanislas on for Kovac and Spector on for Tomkins. However the changes did little to make West Ham more effective. It took West Ham 9 minutes to get an effort on goal, which in itself was a tame long range shot from Diamanti.
Then in a couple of minutes Wolves effectively sealed their Premiership status for the season. In the 58th minute Zubar scored from 18 yards from out right in the area firing into the opposite corner of the goal. Two minutes later and Jarvis left Upson and Spector standing and fired home from 20 yards.
In the 69th minute Parker actually put the ball in the net, but only after he had already been given offside. In the 71st minute Franco came on for McCarthy. Three minutes after coming on Franco shot high and wide from the edge of the area. In the 78th minute Franco then did really well to beat two players in the penalty box before seeing his ten yard shot well saved by Hahnemann.
In the 86th minute Diamanti fired a long range effort that Hahnemann again did well to save. In the 90th minute Diamanti again shot, this time from the edge of the area and this time just missing wide of the right hand post. Then in the 92nd minute Behrami played Franco clear and as Hahnemann rushed out Franco delicately lifted the ball over the keeper and the ball bounced into the net.
So it looks even more likely that West Ham could be relegated this season and on this performance thoroughly deserve it. Somehow I think Zola's days could be numbered.