West Ham comfortably beat Wolves at the London Stadium on Sunday, pushing them to 7th in the Premier League.
Unsurprisingly it was Mohammed Kudus who grabbed the headlines as he grabbed a 10-minute brace in the first half to help give the Hammers an important three points.
The summer recruit from Ajax Kudus scored against Freiburg in midweek to help David Moyes’ team top their Europa League group and this latest result was further evidence the recent thrashing at Fulham was out of the ordinary.
The Ghanian now has four goals in his last five matches while Jarrod Bowen added a third for the Hammers 16 minutes from the end of the game.
There were minimal changes from Moyes from the Europa League win which may have played some role in the continuity of their form in this game.
But this convincing game meant that the 5-0 defeat at the hands of Fulham was a distant memory.
The key players for West Ham
The obvious choice in recent weeks for West Ham players excelling is Kudus and that was no different in this game at home to Wolves.
Playing in a central role of a front three, the former Ajax attacker has had to adapt his game to play as a false nine at times and that is seemingly working wonders for Moyes and his side.
Lucas Paqueta registered three assists in this game as the Hammers cruised to three points. His link-up play and understanding of his teammates is a key factor and a reminder of just how important the Brazilian is to this side.
It was by and large a comfortable game for West Ham who moved within two points of Newcastle who sit sixth and seven points off the top four.
Whilst form away from home can improve, it feels like the team is heading in the right direction and hitting form at the perfect time.