Lingaerd on target as West Ham thrashes Wolves

West HamJesse Lingaerd celebrating with his players on Monday night

West Ham kept their Champions League hopes alive with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Wolves at the Molineux stadium on Monday night.

West Ham scored three first-half goals through Jesse Lingaerd, Pablo Fornals, and Jarrod Bowen wile Leander Dendoncker and Fabio Silva scoring for the hosts.

David Moyes’ side easily doubled their lead in the 14th minute after Pablo Fornals got to the end of an Arthur Masuaku ball to fire a first-time shot into the bottom right corner.

The Foxes were unlucky not to halve the scores in the 22nd minute as Daniel Podence leaped highest to meet a lofted pass around the penalty area, but his header crashed against the crossbar.

The hosts seemed to be getting a grip on the game after the two shockers, but their good work was undone as the visitors added a third in the 38th minute as the lively Lingard slipped a clever pass through to Jarrod Bowen, who sent a measured shot beyond the keeper for a 3-0 lead.

Adama Traore showcased his great technique with a minute to half-time  and produce a beautifully lofted cross into the penalty spot, which was met by Leander Dendoncker with a perfect header for a 3-1 score.

Fabio Silva then scored in the 68th minute with a brilliant shot into the bottom left corner to bring the hosts to within reach of pulling a stunning comeback, but it proved to be a consolation as the Hammers held on for the win.

The victory took the Hammers above Chelsea into fourth and kept their Champions League dreams alive going into the last eight games.

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