Jarrod Bowen upsets one big Aston Villa fan after playing a key role in West Ham United win at Villa Park but revenge tastes sweet.

West Ham consolidated their place in the top four with a 4-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday evening.

David Moyes’s side went into the game off the back of four consecutive wins in all competitions while Dean Smith’s Aston Villa had lost their last three.

And it showed for long spells despite Villa showing some fight.

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Hammers academy graduates Ben Johnson and Declan Rice twice gave West Ham the lead either side of an Ollie Watkins equaliser.

But it was arguably Bowen who played the biggest role in West Ham sealing a comfortable win.

First he broke into the box to commit Ezri Konsa to a foul which got the centre-back sent off.

Bowen then burst through on goal again on the counter attack and his shot was saved by Emi Martinez who could only parry it into Pablo Fornals’s path for a tap-in.

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Jarrod Bowen upsets one big Aston Villa fan with key role in West Ham win but revenge tastes sweet

And he got a goal himself, rounding off a superb passing move after an unselfish bit of play from Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini.

Bowen wheeled away in celebration. But he will have been well aware that he might have upset one big Aston Villa fan in the process – his dad Sam.

West Ham’s hard-working winger was actually rejected by Villa as a young player (BirminghamLive).

That hurt him and his Villa mad father Sam.

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So although the boyhood Villa fan in Sam Bowen will be hurting deep down, there will be a dad delirious watching his son prove them wrong.

Bowen got a measure of revenge when he scored his first ever professional goal against Villa for Hull back in 2017.

And his dad Sam was so happy he tried to run on the pitch to celebrate despite his allegiances to Villa (Yorkshire Post).

Bowen’s key role in West Ham’s comprehensive victory at Villa Park will be another proud day for his old man – even if the result condemned his club to a fourth straight defeat.

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