Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have clashed in a disagreement over West Ham United’s Champions League hopes.

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For the second game in a row West Ham raced into an early 3-0 lead when they took on Wolves last night.

But nerves were jangling when Wolves got a goal back on the stroke of half-time – just like when West Ham played Arsenal in the previous game.

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Nuno Espirito Santo’s side scored another in the second half but this time West Ham held on to secure a victory which elevated them into fourth place with eight games to go.

West Ham sealed the vital win without talisman Declan Rice.

The brilliant midfielder looks set to be out for at least a month through injury.

But he could miss what remains of West Ham’s best season for 35 years.

And the victory over Wolves looks to have come at a cost too with Michail Antonio going off feeling his hamstring once again.

With David Moyes’s side now occupying the last Champions League place, debate raged after the game between Sky Sports duo Carragher and Neville over whether they will stay there come what May.

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Neville and Carragher clash in disagreement over Hammers top four hopes

The pair clashed as they disagreed over West Ham’s chances.

Neville does not think West Ham have what it takes. But Carragher does, as long as they fare well in the next three games against their rivals for the European spots.

“It does make you think that result with what’s coming up, with that West Ham Leicester game coming up,” Neville said on Sky Sports.

 

“But brilliant for West Ham.

“I think if Rice was fit they could potentially create a massive shock but I just think they’ll fall short. They won’t get in the top four.”

An animated Carragher interjected to disagree with Neville – not for the first time.

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‘They can do it… this is why they moved stadiums… maybe this is the season for West Ham’

“Well they can,” Carragher said on Sky Sports.

“I think a lot will be determined on those games mentioned (vs Leicester, Chelsea and Everton).

“If they win those games it puts them in a great position, it really does. And the weekend, if they win that they’re a point behind Leicester…

“The whole point of West Ham moving to the new stadium from Upton Park was to have seasons like this where they’re in the running.

“I don’t think West Ham supporters or anyone at the club expect to be a top four team regular. But they’d always want to be a team challenging for Europe.

“And I think that’s where West Ham should be. A team that are always looking to get in the Europa League and if you’re having a great season – an unbelievable season – you get top four. So maybe this is the season for them.

“If they could get seven points from nine in the next three games, great chance.”

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