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Friday 22 March 2013

On this day: Jarvis helps Wolves' Hammer blow

In series on Premier League's history, we look at a 'six-pointer' at Boleyn Ground in 2010

  • Kevin Doyle scored the opener for Wolves after James Tonkins' error

  • Wolves celebrate Ronald Zubar's goal that put them 2-0 up

  • Matt Jarvis scored against his future employers to make it 3-0

  • Guillermo Franco got a late consolation goal for West Ham rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

23 March 2010 West Ham 1-3 Wolves

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.

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A piece of action from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember a vital win for Wolves away to fellow strugglers West Ham