Wolves Lack Bite

The proverbial game of two halves yesterday. Although we started fairly brightly, Wolves took the lead after about 10 minutes, they then dominated the rest of the half and should have scored more than just the one goal. Green once again showed that he cannot punch and his weak effort fell nicely for Jarvis to volley home. Green had already had an escape from a dodgy punch before then. He did partly atone for the error with an excellent save just after the goal.

The second half was a different story. Obinna earned perhaps a soft penalty, and Noble smashed home a no-nonsense kick high into the net. From then on, it was pretty much all West Ham. Piq was unlucky with a thundering drive that nearly broke the crossbar. The longer the half went on, the more you could sense the home crowd getting anxious. Piq was again unfortunate not to get the benefit of the doubt right at the death when he put the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out for handball. Having now seen the TV replays, it looked like the contact was more chest/shoulder than arm.

After the first half, I would have been more than happy to be going home with a point, but after the second, I was disappointed that we didn’t take all three. Judging by the respective reactions of the two sets of fans at the final whistle, the travelling Irons (in good voice as usual – there was even an “old school” rendering of Knees Up Mother Brown!) were far more happy with the point than the Wolves were.

Wolverhampton is a crappy town. Not helped by having roadworks all over the place.

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