West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen stole the show in his side’s 2-0 win over Norwich City on Wednesday.
Bowen almost scored after a few minutes. Tim Krul had to take two bites of the cherry to keep a powerful strikeout.
Norwich started to get into the game, but West Ham did their best to get the life out of the Canaries. Bowen was at the heart of everything good that David Moyes’ team did, and he had a goal. Whether he was making chances or taking them, he was always there.
Bowen was denied a goal with ten minutes to go in the first half because of an offside call. The winger said he would not go into the break without a goal, and he scored the winner with a few minutes to go.
He snuck into the box and delicately flicked his header into the far corner to give West Ham, and Bowen, the lead they had been looking for all game long.
When Nikola Vlasic and Max Aarons got into a fight, the referee didn’t give Vlasic the penalty. West Ham didn’t care, though, because they just kept going at Norwich with a relentless desire.
He hit the bar with a lovely dink when he should have scored, then hit Krul’s post with a shot from a tight angle after the hour.
Norwich hit the woodwork soon after, with Adam Idah taking advantage of a sloppy mistake by Bowen to get the ball and score a goal that almost brought this game back to life.
Bowen, on the other hand, killed it off with seven minutes to go, so it was over.
Initially, he was not allowed to score because of the offside flag. VAR came in to make sure that his tap-in was onside… just.
It’s been a good season for Bowen with eight goals and eight helpers. In the Premier League, no English player has scored more goals than anyone else in the league.