Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 3-2 by West Ham United at Molineux last night.

The Irons were victors again over Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, after winning the reverse fixture 4-0 back in September.

It was another case of poor defending by Wolves, who set up with four at the back in the absence of Jonny and Willy Boly.

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West Ham raced into a 3-0 lead before Leander Dendoncker headed his first goal of the season just before half-time.

In the second-half, Fabio Silva struck a second for the hosts, but there was to be no equaliser.

Silva’s showing was lively, and he took his goal really well by making the run, controlling Pedro Neto’s lofted pass and arrowing his effort into the far corner.

The teenager’s contribution was probably the only good thing to come out of last night’s game.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

On Matchday Live Extra duty for Wolves were former Molineux stars Carl Ikeme and Dave Edwards.

 

Edwards said: “The one plus is Fabio Silva to get his goal. I thought he took that really well. A lovely ball by Neto, a perfect first touch, and that was a finish of a striker who is feeling confident.

Ikeme added: “There were a few positives, scoring two, and Fabio scoring his goal, Podence coming back, but we’re disappointed with the first-half display.”

Silva needs run of games now

Nuno surely must reward Silva with a run of starts following his goal and performance against West Ham.

Willian Jose has had plenty of chances but has failed to take his opportunities.

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Fabio Silva (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images)

Silva’s looked really good coming on in games recently, and should now be given chances from the beginning.

You could clearly see how much it means to him to do well in old gold from his celebration with Neto, and he perhaps just needs that trust from the manager now in order to kick on.

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