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karl whitehouse looks at the history of wolves v west ham

first meetings

  • The first meeting of the two clubs was in Division 2 was on the 3rd April 1920 played at Molineux and the game finished 1-1.
  • Division 1 – The first meeting of the two clubs in Division 1 was on the 25th August 1958 played at Upton Park and game finished 2-0 to West Ham.
  • FA Cup – The first meeting of the two clubs in the FA Cup was in the 2nd Round on the 5th February 1910 played at Molineux and game finished 5-1 to West Ham.
  • Premier League – The first meeting of the two clubs in the Premier league was on the 15th August 2009 played at Molineux with a crowd of 28,674 fans and game finished 2-0 to West Ham.
  • Championship – The first meeting of the two clubs in the Championship was on the 2nd October 2004 played at Upton Park with a crowd of 29,585 fans and game finished 1-0 to West Ham.

most recent meetings

  • Premier League – The most recent game was at Molineux on the 14th January 2023 the game finished 1-0 to Wolves scorer of the goal was Daniel Podence.

  • FA Cup – The most recent game was in the 3rd Round on the 9th January 2016 played at Upton Park with a crowd of 34,547 fans and game finished 1-0 to West Ham.

biggest win

  • Division 1 – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 11th April 1960 played at Molineux in front of 48,086 fans and the game ended in a 5-0 win for Wolves. 
  • Premier League – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 29th January 2019 played at Molineux in front of 31,122 fans and the game ended in a 3-0 win for Wolves.
  • Championship – The biggest win between the two clubs was on the 15th January 2005 played at Molineux in front of 28,411 fans and the game ended in a 4-2 win for Wolves.

biggest DEFEAT

  • Division 1 – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 17th December 1960 and 7th September 1964 both games played at Upton Park and the games finished 5-0 to West Ham. 
  • Championship – The biggest defeat between the two clubs has been already been mentioned in the first meetings of the two clubs.
  • Premier League – The biggest defeat between the two clubs was on the 27th September 2020 played at the London Stadium played behind closed doors due to the COVID 19 Pandemic which was the biggest win for West Ham 4-0 since division 2 on the 5th May 1990.

MATCH OF THE DAY

There was a game near the date of the upcoming fixture which was played on the 17th December 1960 the game finished 5-0 to West Ham.

 

Do you remember?

West Ham 0 Wolves 2 20th June 2020 in the Premier League at London Stadium

West Ham 0 Wolves 2 20th June 2020 in the Premier League at London Stadium

Raul Jimenez set a record in this game for the most goals scored by a Wolves player in a premier league season taking his tally up to 14 for the season when he was setup with a brilliant cross from Substitute Adama Traore in the 73rd minute of the game with a headed goal past Lukasz Fabianski in the West Ham goal.

Then Traore was involved in another move setting up Matt Doherty who then put in a cross towards Pedro Neto who volleyed home a 2nd goal for Wolves to make it 2-0.

There weren’t many chances for West Ham in the game where they failed to register an attempt on goal in the first half of the game just managed to get 2 shots in the second half of the game not troubling Rui Patricio in the Wolves goal.

West Ham Team: Fabianski, Ngakia, Diop, Rice, Cresswell, Noble, Soucek, Bowen, Felipe Anderson, Fornals, Antonio.

Substitutes: Balbuena, Yarmolenko, Lanzini, Wilshere, Fredericks, Ajeti, Costa Silva, Randolph, Johnson.

Manager: David Moyes

Wolves Team: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Dendoncker, Neves, Moutinho, Otto, Jimenez, Jota.

Substitutes: Jordao, Neto, Podence, Gibbs-White, Ruddy, Vinagre, Traore, Kilman, Buur.

Manager: Nuno Espirito Santo

 

a little more history

West Ham 1 Wolves 3 23rd March 2010 in the Premier League at Upton Park

Wolves started this game brightly when Kevin Foley hit the bar and then after that Wolves went and took the lead in the game when a scuffed back pass from James Tomkins came to Kevin Doyle who fired home to give Wolves the lead in the game on the 28th Minute for his 7th goal of the season off the post.

Then in the second half of the game Wolves managed to get another goal after David Jones setup a goal for Ronald Zubar wide on the right to make it 2-0 in the 58th minute from a tight angle.

Then in the 61st minute David Jones did it again doing a through ball to Matt Jarvis firing a third goal after turning the West Ham defence to make it 3-0 soon after that happened the West Ham fans started to head for the exits.

West Ham did manage to get a consolation goal 3 minutes into injury time before the end of the game when Valon Behrami did a pass to Franco the substitute to chip in to make 3-1 to Wolves after that goal nothing much else happened and the final whistle went to give Wolves the victory they needed.

West Ham Team: Green, Upson, Faubert, Tomkins, Daprela, Parker, Kovac, Behrami, Diamanti, Cole, McCarthy.

Substitutes: Stech, Spector, Noble, Stanislas, Ilan, Franco, Mido.

Manager: Gianfranco Zola

Wolves Team: Hahnemann, Elokobi, Craddock, Berra, Zubar, Mancienne, Foley, Henry, Jones, Jarvis, Doyle.

Substitutes: Hennessey, Ward, Halford, Milijas, Guedioura, Ebanks Blake, Iwelumo.

Manager: Mick McCarthy

 

head to head stats

Wolves news - History of Wolves v West Ham

Premier League Stats

There has been 14 Meetings between the two sides.

Wolves have won 7 games with 4 Home wins and 3 Away Wins.

West Ham United have won 6 games with 4 Home wins and 2 Away Wins.

There has been 1 draw between the sides.

Wolves have scored 16 Goals.

West Ham United have scored 16 Goals.

Overall Head-To-Head

There have been 71 games in total.

Wolves have won 24 Games.

West Ham United have won 33 Games.

There has been 14 Draws.

Last 6 Matches

27th September 2020 West Ham United 4 Wolves 0 at London Stadium

5th April 2021 Wolves 2 West Ham United 3 at Molineux

20th November 2021 Wolves 1 West Ham United 0 at Molineux

27th February 2022 West Ham United 1 Wolves 0 at London Stadium

1st October 2022 West Ham United 2 Wolves 0 at London Stadium

14th January 2023 Wolves 1 West Ham United 0 at Molineux

 

PLAYING FOR BOTH TEAMS

Gary Breen played for West Ham 2002-2003 made 14 appearances and scored 0 goals and played for Wolves 2006-2008 made 59 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Roger Johnson played for Wolves 2011-2015 made 69 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for West Ham 2014 in a loan spell made 4 appearances.

Matt Jarvis played for Wolves 2007-2012 made 164 appearances and scored 19 goals and played for West Ham 2012-2016 made 78 appearances and scored 4 goals.

Paul Ince played for West Ham 1986-1989 made 72 appearances and scored 7 goals and played for Wolves 2002-2006 made 115 appearances and scored 10 goals.

Robbie Slater played for West Ham 1995-1996 made 25 appearances and scored 2 goals and played for Wolves 1998 made 6 appearances.

Nigel Quashie played for West Ham 2007-2010 made 7 appearances and played for Wolves 2009 in a loan spell made 3 appearances.

Kyel Reid played for West Ham 2004-2009 made 3 appearances and played for Wolves 2009 in a loan spell made 8 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Shaun Newton played for Wolves 2001-2005 made 130 appearances and scored 12 goals and played for West Ham 2005-2007 made 40 appearances and scored 1 goal.

Kevin Keen played for West Ham 1983-1993 made 219 appearances and scored 21 goals and played for Wolves 1993-1994 made 42 appearances and scored 7 goals.

Henri Camara played for Wolves 2003-2005 made 30 appearances and scored 7 goals and played for West Ham 2007-2008 in a loan spell made 10 appearances.

Jeremie Aliadiere played for West Ham 2005-2006 in a loan spell made 7 appearances and played for Wolves in a loan spell 2006 made 14 appearances and scored 2 goals.

Robbie Keane played for Wolves 1997-1999 made 73 appearances and scored 24 goals and played for West Ham in a loan spell 2011 made 9 appearances and scored 2 goals.

David Connolly played for Wolves 1998-1999 in a loan spell made 32 appearances and scored 6 goals and played for West Ham 2003-2004 made 39 appearances and scored 10 goals.

Bobby Gould played for Wolves in two spells his first spell was in 1970-1971 made 40 appearances and scored 18 goals and his second spell 1975-1977 made a further 34 appearances and scored 13 goals and then played for West Ham 1973-1975 made 51 appearances and scored 15.

Carlton Cole played for Wolves 2002-2003 in a loan spell made 7; appearances and scored 1 goal and then played for West Ham in 2 spells his first spell was 2006-2013 made 207 appearances and scored 47 goals and his second spell 2013-2015 made another 49 appearances and scored another 8 goals.

Frank Nouble played for West Ham 2009-2012 made 13 appearances and scored 1 goal and played for Wolves 2012-2013 and made 2 appearances.

David Kelly played for West Ham 1988-1990 made 41 appearances and scored 7 goals and then played for Wolves 1993-1995 made 83 appearances and scored 26 goals.

Marlon Harewood played for West Ham 2003-2007 made 142 appearances and scored 47 goals and played for Wolves 2009 in a loan made 5 appearances.

Craig Dawson Played for West Ham 2020-2021 in a loan spell and a permanent deal 2021-2023 made 87 appearances scored 9 goals and currently playing for Wolves 2023 played 32 games scored 1 goal.

Other players who played for both clubs.

Noel Dwyer, Jack Weare, Joe Gallagher, Jack Dowen, George Eccles, Tommy Dunn, Stan Burton, Bertie Luton, Dick Richards, Ted Anderson, Harry Hooper, Mike Small, Tudor Martin, Frank Burrill, Bob Deacon.

Played, Coached and Managed both teams.

Kevin Keen played for West Ham 1983-1993 and managed West Ham in a caretaker role in three spells 2006, 2008 and 2011 and is currently the under 18 youth team coach and played for Wolves 1993-1994.

KARL WHITEHOUSE, Always Wolves Fan TV

ARTICLE BY KARL WHITEHOUSE

have been a Wolves fan for over 30 years.

I have supported them both home and away games in the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s and now like looking into wolves games the stats behind the games they play in the premier league and also look other stats if asked by someone else in the podcast. I have also done the 92 football league grounds and shortly be doing a ebook about peoples favourite match they went to along with a match report and if possible stats from game

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