West Ham 2 Wolves 0
For the first half hour of this game both sides seemed intent on demonstrating why they are occupying the bottom spots in the league, with some pretty awful football from both teams.
In the 30th minute however Scott Parker played a lovely ball in behind the defence for Cole but, with only the goalkeeper to beat, Cole screwed his shot just wide of the left hand post from 10 yards. Although Cole should have at least hit the target this sight on goal did seem to spur West Ham into action.
Although West Ham dominated the final quarter of an hour of the half they only really managed one more clear opportunity. In the 41st minute Sears fired in a low shot from 8 yards only to see his effort cleared off the line.
At the other end Wolves looked dangerous from corners. Outside of set pieces however they only managed one weak shot on goal when Ward shot from 20 yards in the 14th minute. But his effort was straight at Green in goal.
For the first five minutes of the second half Wolves bombarded the West Ham goal. Ebanks-Blake had two shots on goal blocked by Upson and Green was forced into two saves from close range headers (one by Cole I think).
After holding out Wolves' initial flurry West Ham were then handed an own goal. A cross from Piquionne left Cole with an open goal from 8 yards. Cole however completely missed the ball but Zubar decided to save Cole's blushes by putting the ball into the back of his own net.
Wolves then had enough possession to make for some nervous moments for West Ham. Their best chance fell to Ebanks-Blake in the 77th minute but his header from 7 yards cannoned back off the crossbar.
In the 79th minute Sears made the result safe by shooting home Ben-Haim's cross from 10 yards.
So West Ham jump 5 places in the league and are out of the bottom three (at least temporarily). Come on you Irons!