West Ham United fans have hailed Jarrod Bowen after his superb full debut against Southampton on Saturday.
The Hammers won 3-1 at the London Stadium to climb out of the relegation zone ahead of the remainder of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
Bowen, signed in January from Hull City, was a key proponent of David Moyes’ side victory, scoring his side’s opening goal in the 15th minute.
Having been played through by attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals, he took a touch and lifted the ball over Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.
Bowen had previously only played 16 minutes for the club, coming on as a substitute against both Manchester City and Liverpool.
But supporters loved his performance against Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men.
Bowen was brilliant and improved us so much today. If we keep them all, Bowen Rice Fornals Ngakia is a great start for the next generation of West Ham for years to come. With Grady and Holland coming through too and perhaps Xande it could be good signs for the future 🤞🏻#StayingUp
— Talk Of West Ham (@TalkOfWestHam) February 29, 2020
Big win! 3 good goals,3 precious points and Bowen looks a player! COYI!⚒
— Ian Drew (@Drew2u_) February 29, 2020
New fan favorite ⚒⚒
— Impact Montreal (@BigMone12396529) February 29, 2020
Already player of the season
— Nauseous Ngakia (@NauseousNgakia) February 29, 2020
He has made the other players have a look at them selves and turn in a shift. Great full debut son. Look forward to seeing more off you
— Spencer Robinson (@Spangle1972) February 29, 2020
Bowen arrow 🎯
— Tony F ⚪️🛠 (@TonyWHU147) February 29, 2020
Start every game pls
— konti ⚒️ (@rontsz) February 29, 2020
Class son.. absolute class!! 💪⚒⚒⚒
— MaxWHUSHRINENosworthy (@MaxNosworthy) February 29, 2020
Indeed, this was a display that suggests that Bowen can only get better.
Per WhoScored, he had four shots on goal throughout the game, registered one key pass, three dribbles as well as four tackles. In addition to that, Bowen also made one interception and one clearance.
Signed for a fee of £20m from Hull in the most recent transfer window, he has given a glimpse into just how good he could be for Moyes’ men.
Indeed, prior to the move, he scored 16 goals in 29 Championship outings for Hull and now has one in one start for the Hammers.
If he can keep this up, one has to imagine that the Irons have a very realistic chance of remaining in the Premier League.