Jarrod Bowen won the game for West Ham United against Everton yesterday afternoon at the London Stadium.
The 25-year-old Hammers ace had been out injured for the best part of a month before yesterday’s clash with the Toffees.
Bowen’s troublesome ankle and foot took longer to heal than expected and West Ham really missed him during his absence.
Jarrod is back now though and hopefully he will be fully fit and firing on all cylinders between now and the end of the season.
The former Hull City ace returned to action with a bang yesterday against Everton.
Bowen was given 70 minutes by David Moyes and he won us the game with his goal in the 58th minute.
Moyes shares what Bowen told him before West Ham vs Everton
The powerful, hard-working 25-year-old put in his usual workmanlike display down the right-hand flank for the Hammers against the Toffees.
With Lyon at home in the Europa League waiting on the horizon, it was important for Bowen to get some game-time.
Moyes told reporters after the game how the 25-year-old was slightly hesitant before yesterday’s clash with Everton, however, as quoted by Football.London:
“Only yesterday when I knew Lanzini wasn’t going to make it. Lanzini’s played really well for us so then it was about if we start Jarrod for 50 or 60 minutes or bring him on for 30 minutes. He’s not quite all there yet. It’s not his fitness but he was a bit worried. We chose to start him and it worked out well. I was never really worried about Jarrod. He said he didn’t know if he was sharp enough but he has such high standards.”
In a way, that would have been worrying to hear for Moyes before the kick-off.
In the end it all worked out perfectly for Bowen and West Ham though.
Bowen didn’t suffer and problems with his foot and he scored the winner for West Ham, whilst getting 70 minutes action under his belt.
Next up it’s Lyon at home in the Europa League and having Bowen available for selection will be absolutely huge for West Ham.