Soccer-West Ham beat Wolves 4-0 to give boost to boss Moyes

Sept 27 (Reuters) - West Ham United secured their first points of the Premier League season with a 4-0 home win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, a result that will have boosted the spirits of manager David Moyes who missed the game after contracting COVID-19.

Jarrod Bowden made the most of a quick free kick by Pablo Fornals to curl home an exquisite opener in the 17th minute, and he was on hand to fire in the rebound when Fornals hit the post in the second half.

After forcing some smart saves in the first half, midfielder Tomas Soucek looked to have got the goal his energetic performance deserved, but his glancing near-post header deflected off Raul Jimenez and was given as an own goal.

Wolves had plenty of possession but created little in the way of scoring chances, and West Ham substitute Sebastien Haller netted in stoppage time with a thumping header to complete the rout. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor Editing by Toby Davis)