Scamacca’s first league goal helps Hammers beat Wolves

Gianluca Scamacca scored 16 goals in 36 games in Serie A last term

Gianluca Scamacca’s first Premier League goal set West Ham on their way to a comfortable victory over fellow early-season strugglers Wolves.

The Italy forward, making only his second start in the English top flight following his £30.5m arrival from Sassuolo, opened the scoring with a superb half-volley into the top right corner.

It delivered the Hammers’ first goal prior to half-time this term and laid the platform for a valuable win that moves David Moyes’ side out of the bottom three and up to 15th in the table.

Prior to Scamacca’s moment of inspiration there had been few moments of attacking flair on display from either side who initially lived up to their billing as the joint-lowest scorers in the division.

Wolves, who lost Pedro Neto to a first-half injury went further behind when Jarrod Bowen drove a low effort past Jose Sa after the ball looped into his path.

The visitor’s best opportunity fell to substitute Diego Costa, but the former Chelsea forward headed just wide from a teasing Adama Traore cross.

Costa, featuring in his first competitive game since December 2021 and a first in English football since 21 May 2017, appeared relatively sharp given his long period of inaction and looked to have supplied an assist for Daniel Podence’s tap-in before being judged to have run marginally offside.

Disappointingly for the visiting supporters that was the best their team could muster with Wolves slipping down the table to 18th.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number24Player nameKehrer

  3. Squad number15Player nameDawson

  4. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  9. Squad number11Player nameLucas Paquetá

  10. Squad number14Player nameCornet

  11. Squad number7Player nameScamacca

  1. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  2. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  3. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number1Player nameJosé Sá

  2. Squad number19Player nameJonny

  3. Squad number8Player nameRúben Neves

  4. Squad number23Player nameKilman

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  7. Squad number27Player nameMatheus Nunes

  8. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  9. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  10. Squad number7Player namePedro Neto

  11. Squad number17Player nameGonçalo Guedes

  1. Squad number6Player nameTraoré

  2. Squad number29Player nameDiego Costa

  3. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  4. Squad number77Player nameCampbell


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 24Kehrer
  • 15Dawson
  • 4Zouma
  • 3CresswellBooked at 83mins
  • 28Soucek
  • 41RiceBooked at 52mins
  • 20Bowen
  • 11Tolentino Coelho de LimaSubstituted forEmersonat 74′minutes
  • 14CornetSubstituted forFornalsat 34′minutes
  • 7ScamaccaSubstituted forAntonioat 66′minutes


  • 5Coufal
  • 8Fornals
  • 9Antonio
  • 10Lanzini
  • 12Downes
  • 13Areola
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 22Benrahma
  • 33Emerson


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Malheiro de Sá
  • 19Castro Otto
  • 8NevesBooked at 14mins
  • 23Kilman
  • 22Nélson SemedoSubstituted forTraoréat 73′minutes
  • 28João MoutinhoBooked at 22mins
  • 27NunesSubstituted forCampbellat 73′minutes
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 10Podence
  • 7NetoSubstituted forTraoréat 24′minutes
  • 17Gonçalo GuedesSubstituted forDiego Costaat 58′minutes


  • 6Traoré
  • 13Sarkic
  • 14Mosquera
  • 24Gomes
  • 25Ronan
  • 29Diego Costa
  • 37Traoré
  • 64Bueno
  • 77Campbell

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