6:00 PM: The conclusion of both manager’s post-match press conferences, unfortunately, brings an end to our coverage here at London Stadium, on the day where West Ham slipped to a fourth successive Premier League defeat thanks to a last-gasp goal by Adama Traore, meaning Wolves leave with their first league three points of the season.
The historic win moves Nuno Santo’s men away from the wrong end of the table and up into the top half to ninth, meanwhile, Pellegrini’s Hammers remain rooted to rock bottom in the wake of a result that means they have lost their first four matches of a campaign for only the second time in 92 years.
Next up for both sides is the first International break of 2018/2019, when that concludes, the East Londoners face a trip to Goodison Park on Sunday 16 September, to face off with Everton, whereas Wanderers welcome Burnley to Molineux, the same day.
As for us, we hope to be back live blogging on Sunday 23 September, when Chelsea will be the visitors to London Stadium, we hope to see you again then. However, for now, thank you very much for joining us on this bright early-September day, especially to those who have been with us for the full five hours. I’ve been your Host Reporter Luke Glanville live from London Stadium, thank you and goodbye.
On Wolves’ Attitude
“The boys, the team and the club has this character.”
On Getting His First Premier League Win
“It’s a lot easier when you get the results.”
“It’s special for the boys.”
On Adama Traore’s Contribution And How He Will Get Better
“The team has to know and recognise him better.”
On His Team’s Showing And The Need To Continue To Improve
“I think we still have a lot to improve in all areas.”
“I think we deserved the win, my boys, well done.”
“Second half, West Ham pushed and had chances.”
5:25 PM: Pellegrini’s opposing boss Santo has swiftly followed him in, here, live quotes to follow………..
On Declan Rice’s International Football Debate
“The players are thinking about West Ham first.”
On His Team’s Start And The Lack Of Panic Inside The Club
“Everyone inside the club is calm.”
“We didn’t think we would lose these six points here at home.”
On His Team’s Performance And What Must Be Improved
“I think that we need to defend better and score more goals.”
“We looked like we wanted to win in the first 45 minutes.”
5:20 PM: Home boss Pellegrini has arrived to speak to us here, live quotes to follow…………………
5:10 PM: We are still waiting here, the managers shouldn’t be too much longer, be sure to stay with us and keep updating the page.
5:05 PM: We have quickly made our way down to the Press Conference Room and are awaiting the arrival of both managers, as soon as they get here, we will have live quotes for you.
4:55 PM: The full-time whistle blows to boos here at London Stadium, that’s a tough pill for West Ham to swallow, stay with us for live reaction from both managers in their post-match press conferences.
4:50 PM: Full-time: West Ham 0-1 Wolves.
90+4: Desperate West Ham attempts to level come to nothing.
90+3: It’s disaster for West Ham at the death and I mean disaster, Traore races through and converts, that’s got to be the game!
90+3: Goal: West Ham 0-1 Wolves.
90+2: Fredericks draws a near-side free-kick.
90+2: Risky from Fabianski but he gets away with it, two minutes to go.
90+1: A Wolves attack ends in a Hammers free-kick.
90: Four minutes to be added here.
90: There is no one to meet Cresswell’s cross, West Ham throw on the opposite side.
89: The Hammers are enraged when a throw does not go their way, here come Wolves but Fabianski claims.
88: Fabianski save! This time, he denies Bennett’s volley.
87: Wolves make their final sub, Jimenez is replaced by Vinagre.
86: Yarmolenko has a shooting chance which gets away from him, at the other end, Diop’s magic stops Traore!
85: Great work from Arnautovic, he wins his team a far-side, advanced throw.
84: The Portugal man is fine to continue, for now.
84: The stretcher won’t be needed, the ‘keeper is being tested for concussion.
82: Patricio has stayed down after what looked like a save by his face, this looks worrying for Wolves.
81: So close Arnautovic! He bursts through and it has to be, Patricio’s wonder save denies him!
801: Obiang does well to stop Traore, Wolves on top.
80: Apologies, that was Doherty’s booking, not Bennett’s.
79: Wow! How has Jimenez not scored? He misses a sitter, while Bennett is booked at the other end!
79: Fredericks drives forward, his cross is too weak and cleared, however.
77: With just over ten left, this could go either way, 0-0.
76: So close from Obiang! His long-range drive slides just wide!
76: Arnautovic gets forward but he can’t play Hernandez in, Anderson’s cross is cleared.
75: Antonio off, Hernandez on for Pellegrini.
74: Traore’s run sets up Jimenez, leaning back, he can only blast over.
73: What a save Fabianski, from point-blank range, keeping the score 0-0.
73: The Irons clear the corner and Arnautovic denies the visitors’ second advance, great tackle.
72: Santo makes a change, Bonatini on for Costa.
71: Meanwhile, a Wolves break wins them a corner, it’s really hotting up!
71: Big chance for Antonio but he leaves it for Yarmolenko, but he can’t shoot, so close!
70: Just 20 minutes to go, 0-0 it remains.
69: The Hammers are left frustrated as Fredericks is pulled up for a foul, that was a chance.
67: Antonio delivers for West Ham, the crowd show their discontent as it flies out for a goal-kick.
66: Yarmolenko’s attempted one-two with Arnautovic fails, the Austrian then fouled Traore on the break-away.
65: Patient build-up from the home side, leads to no avail.
64: Obiang replaces Wilshere for the hosts, conservative from Pellegrini.
63: Arnautovic is close to slipping in Cresswell, good defending stops him, more good defending denies Wolves on the break.
62: The cross fails to trouble West Ham, neither does the follow-up.
61: Wolves are going to make a change before it’s taken, Jota off, Traore on.
60: Well-held Fabianski, the free-kick comes in and Jimenez heads, Fabianski down low to catch, after that, the away side get a corner.
60: Cresswell is shown yellow for clattering into Bennett, perhaps that was a tad harsh.
59: Things have just calmed down a little after that crazy five or so minutes.
58: All-action as Wolves counter and want a penalty, the referee says no.
57: Well-saved from Patricio, Antonio’s header from deep it was, how did the Hammers not score?
57: One would feel the Hammers need to score while they’re on top here.
56: The delivery is good, no touch on it, it comes to Cresswell who lays off Arnautovic, although he blasts the ball over, better from West Ham!
55: Big chance for Arnautovic! He just can’t pull the trigger, corner, nonetheless!
54: Antonio gets in, he can only win a throw.
54: Anderson breaks, but he is stopped, great burst of pace from the club-record man.
53: Balbuena denies a certain goal with his block, before Wolves blast it over, end-to-end.
52: Antonio commits a near-side foul, Wolves get their chance to breathe.
51: Anderson picks out Balbuena for a free header, he can’t hit the target!
50: Arnautovic and Yarmolenko combine, they just get blocked off, before the latter wins a corner!
49: A quiet start to this second period, thus far.
48: The visitors take the half’s first corner, which is cleared.
47: New half, same story for the hosts as they attack but quickly give the ball up.
46: One change for West Ham at half-time, Snodgrass has been replaced by Yarmolenko.
46: Jimenez gets the game back underway, here we go!!
3:58 PM: A swift steak pie in the Press Lounge at the break and we are back to bring you this second half live. The first 45 was very even, will we see more of a gap and a winner after the break?
3:46 PM: West Ham 0-0 Wolves.
45+1: Fredericks almost slips Antonio in, just too much on the ball.
45: Just the one minute to be added to the first half.
44: Antonio then wins a header from a cross, the ball falling just wide of the far post.
44: An Antonio flick-on finds Arnautovic to win an advanced throw.
43: Just wide from Jimenez, who stabs a second-ball volley just wide.
43: Half-time is fast approaching and we are still goalless.
42: Super defending Balbuena as he’s the only one who can stop Costa!
41: Arnautovic is caught offside, trying to get through, relieving the pressure.
41: It’s played short but no one can meet Snodgrass’ dangerous cross.
40: Corner! Cresswell’s cross causes problems, can the Hammers edge ahead?
39: The ball is pumped long and Antonio goes down, he is still struggling as Wolves fail with an attack.
39: Vital click from Cresswell to half-clear Jota’s cross, Snodgrass does the rest by winning a free-kick deep in his own half.
38: A bit too strong from Balbuena to give away a central free-kick.
37: Big chance for Jota! He manages to get a free header just yards out, nodding the ball over the crossbar.
36: The cross is poor and Antonio’s flick-on reaches Patricio.
35: Snodgrass hits it and it takes a nick off the wall, corner-kick.
34: Arnautovic wins West Ham a dangerous free-kick, real chance here!
34: Fredericks crosses and Snodgrass almost gets there, the Hammers then waste the chance with an overhit cross.
32: Warm applause for club captain Noble as he comes out to warm up, on the bench today after an injury.
31: Unlucky! Better from West Ham as the ball falls for Snodgrass, he volleys against the side netting and some fans think it’s in!
30: The ball comes back to Antonio, who runs it out of play.
29: Antonio looks to break but his long ball is cut out for a far-side throw.
28: Anderson breaks away, but Fredericks is not on the same wavelength, Wolves goal-kick.
27: More careless Fredericks passing gives the ball away on halfway, Wolves are on top here at London Stadium.
26: The home fans trying to get their team going, who have been really poor in the last ten minutes.
25: Balbuena clears another delivery, Anderson immediately loses it.
25: Fredericks will be booked here for fouling Jota, tactical.
24: Jota crosses from the left for Wolves, Balbuena to clear.
23: Good work from the returning Cresswell wins West Ham a goal-kick.
22: Neves tries his luck from range, no joy for the sharp-shooter.
22: Jota gives it away carelessly, ending a Wolves attack.
21: Antonio wins a throw and takes it quickly to Arnautovic, to no avail.
20: Now Fredericks can do a similar thing, 0-0 it remains.
19: Balbuena does well to put the ball out for a throw, from Jota’s possession.
18: 18 minutes have given us no indication of the way this one is going to go, very even opening.
17: Wolves search for Jimenez deep, he would have been offside, therefore leaves for Fabianski to claim.
16: Good Diop defending stops Costa, while Jimenez fires wide.
15: Penalty appeal! Sanchez looks long for Antonio, he goes down but no penalty.
15: Groans from the home fans as Anderson, playing in the No10 role, gives the ball away cheaply.
14: The Wanderers are conducting a very successful high press, restricting West Ham’s every move.
13: Now, the Hammers attack and win a throw-in down the right side.
12: The visitors are looking the more likely side at the moment.
12: Balbuena can clear the following corner twice.
11: Super save! Fabianski stops a powerful strike after Bennett’s pull-back.
10: Too easy for Wolves as they race forward but the hosts clear the danger.
9: Fredericks tries to break for the Irons, a poor pass lets him down.
8: Great defending! Diop is there to clear a tricky cross before a long shot is blasted wide by the visitors.
7: A lively start to this clash, wide open!
6: Antonio plays Arnautovic in but the Austrian loses it, good start by West Ham.
5: Snodgrass gives the ball away dangerously but recovers well to stop Neves.
4: Close! Anderson’s effort is pushed away and Arnautovic just can’t turn home, what an atmosphere!
4: Cresswell gets forward, but Wolves can block him off.
3: Jimenez has an early go for Wolves, his volley sails wide.
2: A very even start to this one.
1: The Hammers are attacking the Sir Trevor Brooking stand first, a rare occurrence.
3:00 PM: Arnautovic kicks off and we are underway!!!!
2:56 PM: The players have walked out to an electric chorus of “Bubbles” here at London Stadium, they are beginning to shake hands, it’s almost time!!
2:50 PM: The players of West Ham and Wolves are now back in their changing rooms ahead of kick-off, the atmosphere is building nicely and London Stadium is filling up, a sea of Claret & Blue in every direction, just ten minutes to go!
2:45 PM: The big screens are currently showing highlights of the last West Ham vs Wolves matchup in the top-flight, the Hammers won 2-0 that cold December 2011 day, what would they give for a repeat of that in 15 minutes?
2:40 PM: It’s that time! Time to head over to @WestHamMatters_ on Twitter and cast your late score predictions, and then come straight back, of course!
2:35 PM: With the London Stadium clock rapidly ticking down to kick-off, let’s run through this afternoon’s match officials, young Select Group referee Chris Kavanagh will be in charge and assisting him, the duo of Simon Long and Sian Massey-Ellis, while Stephen Martin is the Fourth Official.
2:30 PM: Both teams are now out on the pristine playing surface, kick-off is T-minus 30 minutes.
2:25 PM: The Wolves players are out conducting their pre-match warm-up in the blazing sun, we’ll just wait for the home side to come out and then we’ll give you some visuals on that.
2:20 PM: As an orchestra celebrates 100 years of West Ham’s iconic “Bubbles” song pitchside, there’s a real sense of occasion as there always is at London Stadium, will the Hammers get their first league victory under Pellegrini, this afternoon?
2:15 PM: To elaborate more on that away team news, the visitors are unchanged from last Saturday’s home draw with reigning champions Manchester City, meanwhile, both sides have made countless alterations from respective Carabao Cup victories over AFC Wimbledon and Sheffield Wednesday in midweek.
2:10 PM: Here is this afternoon’s full teamsheet, including the starting Xl of Nuno Santo’s visitors.
2:02 PM: Nice and simple for us from Pellegrini as he makes a single change from last Saturday’s PL defeat away at Arsenal, left-back Aaron Cresswell returns from injury in place of Arthur Masuaku, full teamsheet coming right up.
2:00 PM: West Ham United starting Xl to face Wolves: Fabianski (GK), Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell, Sanchez, Wilshere, Snodgrass, Antonio, Anderson, Arnautovic (C).
Substitutes: Adrian (GK), Rice, Zabaleta, Obiang, Noble, Yarmolenko, Hernandez.
1:55 PM: Something to pass the time while we wait, our final graphic brought to us by FootballFanCast, the Hammers and the Wanderers head-to-head record in the Premier League.
1:50 PM: As the Wolves players check out their new surroundings on their first visit to London Stadium down below me, the starting Xls are to be released in just ten minutes, stay with us and don’t forget to keep updating the page.
1:45 PM: now, let’s see how Pellegrini’s West Ham are shaping up ahead of their second home game of the season, following August’s 1-2 defeat to AFC Bournemouth.
1:40 PM: With 20 minutes remaining until we bring you first word of team news, let’s take a look at both teams’ injury situations and how they might line up, starting with the visitors, with the help of FootballFanCast.
1:35 PM: The stunning London Stadium scene is set ahead of today’s game as we’ve made our way up to the Press Box, it really is a wonderful, warm and sunny day here in East London, let’s hope the football echoes that.
1:30 PM: As the clock ticks down until team news time at 2 PM, let’s analyse the first of our key battles, the duels that will decide this afternoon’s encounter, in partnership with our good friends over at FootballFanCast.
1:25 PM: Home striker Javier Hernandez is the star of today’s Matchday Programme, can he net his first Premier League goal of the season when we get underway here at London Stadium?
1:20 PM: Now that food matters have been attended to, we can start to turn our attention towards this afternoon’s footballing feast with our first match prediction, it comes from my good friend Sam Inkersole from Football.London.
Sam Inkersole: “I don’t think it’s going to be a draw, one team will win it and there will be plenty of goals.”
I’ll level that with my own score prediction for the Hammers against Wolves.
Luke Glanville: West Ham 2-3 Wolves.
1:15 PM: And for afters, a lovely lemon sponge, we are treated well here at London Stadium.
1:10 PM: A delicious helping of bangers and mash for main here in the Press Lounge pre-match, lovely.
1:05 PM: Here is what this afternoon’s Match Accreditation looks like, I have made the B1 spot my own in recent times and will be bringing you to live text commentary from there, later today.
1:01 PM: Good afternoon from a very warm and sunny London Stadium, where we have arrived to bring you live and exclusive build-up, text commentary, analysis and reaction from today’s Premier League clash between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers. I’m Luke Glanville and I will be your Host Reporter on this glorious September afternoon, you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the site @WestHamMatters_.
We can assure you that you’ve come to the right place for your coverage today and what an afternoon we have ahead of us as Manuel Pellegrini’s pointless Hammers and Nuno Espirito Santo’s pointless Wolves go head-to-head here in East London, with kick-off at 3 PM, in around two hour’s time. One hour from you, we will be bringing you the first word we hear of team news here at London Stadium. But don’t go anywhere between now and then as we will have plenty of exclusive build-up, including, we hope, some score predictions from the ex-Hammers and jornalistic personalities that surround us here in the Press Lounge, keep updating the page and stay with us.