Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) got the start for the Hammers, who went into halftime trailing.

Wolverhampton will host West Ham in the 17th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season at the London Stadium in London, England, starting at 11 p.m. ET on Sunday. They went into halftime trailing 0-2.

After 16 games, Wolverhampton has five wins, four draws, and seven losses, and sits in mid-table in 13th place with 19 points. They desperately need a win today to climb higher. West Ham is ninth with seven wins, three draws, and six losses and 24 points.

Wolverhampton started Hwang Hee-chan, along with Cunha, Sarabia, Bellerin, Joao Gomes, Lemina, Semedo, Gomes, Dawson, Kilman, and Bentley (in goal).

West Ham started Paqueta, Bowen, Cudus, Ward-Prowse, Alvarez, Sucheck, Emerson, Jouma, Agger, Koufal, and Fabianski (in goal).

West Ham struck first. In the seventh minute of the first half, Bowen sent in a kick from a corner. The ball curled exquisitely into the goal. It was an unexpected shot, but it rattled the top of the net.

Wolverhampton hit back. On a counterattack, Hwang Hee-chan broke through on the right flank, but was denied by a tackle from Wolverhampton’s Emerson.

In the 11th minute, Wolverhampton missed a great opportunity. First, Hwang Hee-chan shook up the defense with aggressive forward pressure. The ball eventually found its way to Cunha, who took it straight to the West Ham goal, but his shot was straight at the keeper.

West Ham caught Wolverhampton off guard. From a long-range free-kick opportunity, Ward-Prowse stepped up to take the kick and unleashed a ‘bullet’ of a shot. The ball bounced off the defense and quickly headed towards goal, but the keeper was able to get a hand to it.

West Ham struck first in the 22nd minute. After Wolverhampton failed to capitalize on a corner kick, the Hammers counter-attacked, leaving one defender open for Koudou to strike a low, quick left-footed shot from just outside the box.

Wolverhampton went in search of an equalizer. In the 28th minute, Cunha unleashed a mid-range shot from some distance out. Instead of passing to Hwang Hee-chan, who was rushing into the box, he finished directly, but his effort was saved by the keeper.

West Ham got away. Once again, they capitalized on a counterattack opportunity. A long 토토사이트 ball in from the halfway line was picked up by Cudjoe, who easily beat one defender, before curling the ball in from the right side of the box with the opposite post in sight.

Hwang Hee-chan took his frustration out on the defense and took a shot from the front of the arc in the 40th minute. But the defense cleared it away.

The first half ended with West Ham leading 2-0.

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