A Jarrod Bowen brace helped West Ham secure an impressive 4-0 win over a lacklustre Wolves at the London Stadium on Sunday evening.
The Hammers took the lead in the first half through Bowen, who curled a fine shot past Rui Patricio in the 17th minute.
West Ham continued to dominate after the break and Bowen added a second goal early in the second half. A Tomas Soucek header then made it 3-0 just after the hour mark. With seconds left to play, substitute Sebastian Haller then nodded home to add some gloss to the scoreline.
Here’s 90min‘s player ratings on a great night for David Moyes’ side…
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 7/10 – Was barely called into action but did okay whenever he was.
Fabian Balbuena (CB) – 8/10 – The least eye catching of West Ham’s back three – but still did not put a foot wrong.
Angelo Ogbonna (CB) – 8/10 – Never looked in trouble and was always a threat from set pieces.
Aaron Cresswell (CB) – 9/10 – A couple of exciting runs forward complemented an assured defensive display. Great ball for Soucek’s goal.
Ryan Fredericks (RWB) – 7/10 – Showed great pace and overlapped well before pulling a muscle just after the break. Really suits a wing-back berth.
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 9/10 – Drove forward with intensity. A trademark near-post header capped off a fine performance. Hopefully the Dubious Goal Panel rules in his favour.
Declan Rice (CM) – 7/10 – Kept things ticking over at the base of midfield.
Arthur Masuaku (LWB) – 8/10 – Got up and down nicely, keeping Adama Traoré very quiet indeed.
Jarrod Bowen (RW) – 9/10 – Sensational finish for the game’s opening goal. A deserved brace for the exciting wide man.
Michail Antonio (ST) – 8/10 – Led the line very competently, showing excellent strength and link up play.
Pablo Fornals (LW) – 8/10 – His quick thinking led to the game’s opening goal, while his fierce shot led to the second.
Ben Johnson – 7/10
Sebastien Haller – N/A
Mark Noble – N/A
Rui Patricio (GK) – 6/10 – Made several good stops to keep Wolves in it during the first half. Very little he could do about the goals.
Wily Boly (CB) – 5/10 – The least troubled of Wolves back three, which is not saying very much at all.
Conor Coady (CB) – 4/10 – Caused a lot of problems by the impressive Antonio, some of which were self-made.
Romain Saiss (CB) – 4/10 – Bowen had the beating of him all game. Not a good night.
Nelson Semedo (RWB) – 6/10 – An okay debut for the former Barcelona man. He showed glimpses of his attacking talent but you expect there’s more to come.
Ruben Neves (CM) – 5/10 – A couple of sloppy moments in possession. Looked leggy at times as well.
Joao Moutinho (CM) – 5/10 – Let West Ham dominate the midfield. Needed to do a bit more of the dirty work.
Ruben Vinagre (LWB) – 5/10 – Largely ineffectual going forward and given a torrid time defensively.
Adam Traore (RW) – 5/10 – Not one of his best games. No lack of effort but couldn’t penetrate the stubborn West Ham backline.
Raul Jimenez (ST) – 5/10 – Starved of service in the first half and things did not improve much after that…
Pedro Neto (LW) – 3/10 – Not a great deal to report. Nothing in fact. It was a nothing performance.
Fabio Silva – 5/10
Ki-Jana Hoever – 5/10
Vitinha – 5/10