Goals: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-3 West Ham United
West Ham United returned from the international break with victory in a five-goal thriller at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Just as against Arsenal in the last game before the Premier League’s March hiatus, the Hammers roared out of the blocks and flew into a 3-0 first half lead with a display of breathtaking, incisive, counter-attacking football.
Jesse Lingard was at the heart of their threat, scoring a superb solo opener with six minutes on the clock, before having a hand in both Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen’s goals that followed.
Then, just as against Arsenal, the opposition came back into the contest, Leander Dendoncker and Fábio Silva notching either side of the break for Wolves to send Hammers nerves fluttering.
But this time they were able to solidify behind their shrinking lead and get over the line to claim three valuable points in their quest to maintain their challenge at the top end of the table.