Several West Ham United players were spotted in fits of laughter with matchwinner Jarrod Bowen after the win over Aston Villa.

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It was more than celebratory congratulating, the likes of captain Mark Noble and four or five others could be seen cracking up along with Bowen.

They were not laughing at Jack Grealish’s pathetic behaviour. Although they had every reason to.

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For those watching without the fake crowd noise pumped in, there was the added bonus of catching what the Hammers players were joking about.

Bowen scored what turned out to be the winner right after half-time.

But he was substituted on the 79th minute after twice succumbing to phantom tackles.

Bowen hit the deck in rather hilarious fashion twice in close succession.

He was seen trying to adjust his boots but West Ham boss David Moyes decided to bring him off instead with the Hammers clinging on to the lead.

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And as the speedy winger was congratulated by his teammates at the final whistle Bowen was explaining to them that something went wrong with one of his boots meaning he couldn’t run and resulting in the rather embarrassing slips.


Noble, Aaron Cresswell, Lukasz Fabianski, Pablo Fornals and Vladimir Coufal were in fits as they poked fun at Bowen about it and he couldn’t hold the laughter in either.

So West Ham had the last laugh, quite literally.

After the game Bowen was lauded by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

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“Bowen, he has been a brilliant signing him,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“He’s just one of those players, he always nicks a goal every three or four games, you just see him on the scoresheet. And again he’s got a vital goal for them.

“He does really well on that right side coming inside and he’s been a great signing for them from the Championship.”

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