West Ham moved into the top four with a thrilling 3-2 win that David Moyes called ‘torture’ after the Hammers were almost pegged back from 3-0.
It was the second game in succession that West Ham had taken a 3-0 lead only to see the opposition fight back. On this occasion the Hammers held out and secured all three points to move into the Champions League spots.
The one blot on the copybook was Michail Antonio’s hamstring injury that saw him substituted before half-time.
The 31-year-old went down following a powerful run and shot holding his hamstring, the third time this season he has suffered from hamstring issues.
Speaking after the game Moyes confirmed it was a hamstring issue and said.
“He [Antonio] felt his hamstring, but he doesn’t feel too bad now. We are not sure yet, we will assess it tomorrow, we will check it tomorrow and see what it is.”
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Antonio was replaced by Jarrod Bowen who scored West Ham’s third goal but if the striker is out for any length of period it would be a big blow to the Hammers Champions League hopes.
The 31-year-old had started the game against Wolves in excellent fashion, hitting the post early on and creating space for Lingard’s superb opener and was visibly annoyed with being taken off.
He remonstrated with the physio to stay on the pitch but with a history of hamstring injuries the medical team decided not to risk further complications.