Adama Traore scored an injury time winner for Wolves on Saturday to earn his side’s first victory since being promoted back into the Premier League and to condemn West Ham United to a fourth straight defeat under new boss Manuel Pellegrini.
Wolves’ victory over the Hammers was entirely deserved, even if it did take over ninety minutes for the deadlock to be broken. Traore’s powerful, explosive, determined performance displayed everything that was lacking from the home team’s display.
Traore became the Midlands club’s record signing this summer when he joined from Middlesbrough, and the 22-year-old has already made his mark in the English top flight. Wolves’ boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be hoping that the Barcelona academy product can continue his good form and force his way into the starting XI at Molineux before long.
After the triumph at the London Stadium, many Wolves fans took to Twitter to praise Traore’s match-winning contribution…
Loved Traore’s celebration. Straight over to the squad. The team. The staff. The boss.
Together we are stronger #wwfc
— Jonty. (@jontybird_9) 2 September 2018
— Adama traore ( fan account) (@AdamaT37) 2 September 2018
I take it all back. Wasn’t sure we needed traore when we had costa, jota & cav, but whereas jota an costa have struggled to adapt to the prem traore has taken it by storm. Love how positive he is, always going forward & taking on defenders, an noone can live with his power + pace
— cassie lovell (@cassie_wwfc) 2 September 2018
Like a streak of lightning flashing cross the sky, Like the golden arrow Whizzing’ from a bow, like a mighty cannonball he seems to fly, you’ll hear about him everywhere you go, The time will come when everyone will know the name of ADAMA TRAORE, ADAMA TRAORE. #WWFC
— Colin Paterson (@Neoshappy) 2 September 2018
Good morning Wolves fans. I have to say, ain’t it great being a fan of that team right now? For it almost ending up a 0-0 draw with West Ham yesterday and then boom, up steps Traore to score the winner in injury time.What an awesome moment yet again. #WWFC
— Kevin Astley (@kevtheman10) 2 September 2018
Traore is so dangerous and quick when on the ball, would like to see more of him using his pace to get behind defenders and running into space as he did for his goal. With more games he will anticipate the balls from Neves and Moutinho and be some force. Truly exciting #wwfc
— Jamie Walters (@jamiewalters23) 2 September 2018