Wolves 1-2 West Ham: Ward-Prowse Olimpico, late VAR drama as Hammers seal comeback win

West Ham beat Wolves 2-1 in a wild game at Molineux on Saturday as there was late VAR drama and James Ward-Prowse scored the winner from a corner kick.


Wolves took the lead from the penalty spot via Pablo Sarabia but West Ham equalized from the spot through Lucas Paqueta. With six minutes of regulation to go Ward-Prowse scored straight from a corner and that turned out to be the winner.

However, Wolves captain Max Kilman scored in the 99th minute but VAR asked the referee to take a look at it and it was ruled out for Traore standing in an offside position in front of Lukasz Fabianski.

With the win West Ham move on to 48 points and are seventh. Wolves remain on 42 points.

What’s next?

Wolves head to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, April 13. West Ham to Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, April 11 for the first leg of their Europa League quarterfinal. They then host Fulham on Sunday, April 14.

How to watch Wolves vs West Ham live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 10am ET Saturday (April 6)
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Premier League on Peacock

Wolves vs West Ham final score: 1-2

Sarabia (penalty) 33'; Paqueta 72', Ward-Prowse 84'

Wolves vs West Ham live updates!

Wolves skipper Kilman thinks he has headed home a late equalize... but VAR rules it out for offside on Traore

In the ninth minute of stoppage time Max Kilman heads home from a corner and Molineux goes wild. But VAR has a look and tells referee Tony Harrington to go to the pitch-side monitor. He rules out the goals for Traore standing in front of Fabianski.

West Ham are ahead as Ward-Prowse scores straight from a corner! - Wolves 1-2 West Ham (84th minute)

Olimpico! James Ward-Prowse scores straight from a corner kick as he lofts his effort over Jose Sa and into the far top corner. West Ham deservedly lead. They've been really good in the second half.

Penalty to West Ham for a handball on Kilman and Paqueta scores - Wolves 1-1 West Ham (72nd minute)

Wolves skipper Kilman sticks his arm right out and blocks a cross in the box and that is an obvious penalty kick. Paqueta steps up and squeezes it home in an almost carbon copy of Sarabia's penalty. It's level with less than 20 minutes to go. Game on! It is all West Ham now...

Wow, West Ham are livid and rightly so

Emerson heads home at the back post and West Ham think they are level... but the goal is ruled out because Nelson Semedo fell over due to a strong gust at Molineux. Seriously. He went down under the slighrest of contact from Emerson on his foot and VAR has a look but doesn't overturn the on-field decision. That is very harsh on West Ham.

Jarrod Bowen comes off with an injury and that is never good for West Ham

A real concern for West Ham as Bowen is down injured after getting a whack from Gomes on his hip. It looked pretty innocuous. He is back on but moving gingerly and holding his left hip. Michail Antonio came on for Soucek at half time to try and give West Ham something extra in attack. Johnson also came on for Coufal. Bowen tried to carry on but he can't continue. He's been forced off with Aaron Cresswell on. With West Ham playing at Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday in their UEFA Europa League quarterfinal, Bowen now faces a race against time to be fit for their biggest game of the season.

Half time: Wolves 1-0 West Ham

Aside from that golden early chance for Muric, the hosts have been more dangerous and are deservedly ahead. As it stands, Wolves will go above West Ham in the table.

Penalty to Wolves... and Sarabia sneaks it home - Wolves 1-0 West Ham (33rd minute)

After a great team move from front to back, Ait-Nouri is played in and Emerson Palmeri brings him down as he is about to shoot. Penalty kick awarded and that seems right. Emerson slid in and didn't get the ball. Pablo Sarabia steps up and just squeezes the ball past Fabianski. Good penalty. The hosts lead.

Big chance for Wolves

A corner from Tommy Doyle is kept alive by Wolves and the ball eventually works its way back to Doyle on the left-side of the box but his low effort is saved by Fabianski. That goes down as a very decent chance.

Huge chance early on for Soucek

Oh, Tomas. West Ham should be ahead. Bowen wins the ball off Semedo and crosses to Soucek who just has to tap it in... but he gets the ball stuck under his feet and the chance passes. Wow. David Moyes will be livid they aren't ahead.

Wolves lineup

Sa; S Bueno, Kilman, Gomes; Semedo, Gomes, Doyle, Ait-Nouri; Doherty, Lemina; Sarabia

West Ham lineup

Fabianski; Coufal, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson; Alvarez, Soucek; Kudus, Ward-Prowse, Paqueta; Bowen

Wolves focus, team news

Wolves continue to be without Neto and Hwang and that is a huge blow to their attacking power. They will also be hoping experienced defender Craig Dawson is fit to return.

OUT: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Hee-chan Hwang (hamstring), Jean-Ricner Bellegarde (knee)

West Ham focus, team news

Goalkeeper Areola is still out after suffering an injury against Newcastle. Fabianski will start in goal once again.

OUT: Alphonse Areola (adductor)