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West Ham hold their nerve to bolster top four mission

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 West Ham United 3

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Jesse Lingard

Jesse Lingard

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Jesse Lingard

West Ham continued their unlikely pursuit of Champions League football with a 3-2 win at Wolves last night.

After Leicester City, Chelsea, Tottenham and Everton dropped valuable points in the race to make Europe's premier club competition, the Hammers took full advantage and moved into fourth position in the Premier League.

An impressive first half performance at Molineux saw David Moyes' side storm 3-0 in front and they survived a spirited fightback from the hosts.

In-form Jesse Lingard opened the scoring for West Ham after six minutes. Pablo Fornals made it 2-0 in the 14th minute and Jarrod Bowen ‑ who had only been on the pitch two minutes after replacing Michail Antonio - made it 3-0 seven minutes before half-time. Leander Dendoncker and Fabio Silva replied for Wolves but they still tasted defeat.

It's the Hammers' first league double over Wolves since the 1922-23 season.

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