It was a crucial win for David Moyes' men today both in terms of taking all three points but also in delivering our best performance for a number of weeks. The dream of a fourth place finish is starting to fade but if the Hammers can keep up today's form, with a little luck we can get back into the race.
Here's Bobby Bubbles player ratings for today:
Fabianski: looked sharp and had to stay focused as Wolves finished both halves strongly. He was commanding in the air and showed good distribution today. 8/10
Johnson: Had a good day in defence but a little sloppy with his crossing when in attack. 7/10
Cresswell: Looked like his true self today. Assured in defence and repeatedly got down the wing. Close with a first half free kick. 8/10
Zouma: Probably our best player today. The events in the Ukraine put his recent misdemeanours in perspective. Excellent in the air and some timely tackles. One error when he flipped the ball of Antonio's toe just as Mickey was about to score. 9/10
Dawson: Solid performance. He looks more comfortable when the opposition don't focus a high press. 7/10.
Rice: His usual massive presence. Unlucky with a screamer in the first half. Multiple key challenges and he is so hard to dispossess these days! 8.5/10
Soucek: As always, he glides around breaking things up and pushing the team forwards. Grabbed the only goal of the game with a typical run into the box. Has 4 goals this season but has been so unlucky not to have twice as many! 8.5/10
Lanzini: He is playing really well again, buzzing about and oiling our wheels as we move from midfield to attack. 8/10
Bowen: Should have netted towards the end. His usual abrasive self and always smiling. Decent corners today. 8/10
Fornals: His best performance for a while as he created a number of chances with his skilful passes around the box. 8/10
Antonio: Led the line well and didn't drift out to the wing as much as he has in recent games. Deserved a goal but ended up with an assist. 8.5/10
Subs: Vlasic and Diop were introduced too late to impact, which seems to be a strange Moyesian strategy. Mikey looked well tired at the 80 minute mark and fumbled s few decent countersttacking opportunities due to fatigue. Why we didn't sub him earlier is beyond me!