Friday 22 March 2013
Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.
Wolverhampton Wanderers boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League with victory over fellow strugglers West Ham United.
Mick McCarthy’s team came into the match in 16th position, a place above West Ham and took a half-time lead through Kevin Doyle taking advantage of a misplaced backpass by James Tomkins.
After the break David Jones set up Ronald Zubar to double Wolves’ lead on 58 minutes and it increased when Matt Jarvis, who was to sign for West Ham two years later, three minutes later.
Guillermo Franco’s goal at the death for West Ham was merely a consolation for manager Gianfranco Zola, who had called the match “a six-pointer”.
In the end, both teams survived the season comfortably. Wolves finished 15th, while West Ham were a place above the relegation zone but five points clear of Burnley, who had 30 points.