After being incredibly unfortunate not to pick up anything last time out against Arsenal, West Ham delivered an emphatic response as they thrashed Wolves 4-0 at the London Stadium.
The Hammers looked as good as they have been in a very long time, and some clinical finishing saw them run away with it by the end. And with two goals to his name, there was no doubting Jarrod Bowen stole the show for David Moyes’ side.
The former Hull City man looked inspired out on the right-hand side, and his opening goal was the perfect example of the confidence running through his veins. Slipped in by Pablo Fornals, Bowen drove at Roman Saiss before bending one into the bottom corner.
And after seeing his goal-scoring display, West Ham fans took to Twitter to share their reactions.
— Benjencc (@Benjencc1) September 27, 2020
@jarrodbowen_ absolute beautyyyyy
— Amy Bemand (Bowen) (@Amybemo) September 27, 2020
Bowen, Soucek, rice and masuaku have been brilliant
— Omar⚒️ (@WHUOmar) September 27, 2020
Lovely performance Jarrod.
You’re my favourite signing from last season. Keep it up lad 🔥
— Astonish Jxck (@Unionstreaming) September 27, 2020
— sam belcher (@sambelc96097001) September 27, 2020
— Harrison⚒GSBOUT (@WHUharri) September 27, 2020
Imagine how he’d do under a proven manager and owners that that invest in improving our squad instead of lining their pockets and buying fringe players for cheap and pass the blame over to the managers and fans… #GSBOUT
— Hazza (@hazza_gkl) September 27, 2020
A couple of Hammers fans compared Bowen to former Bayern Munich superstar Arjen Robben, with one supporter just hoping that he isn’t as injury prone as the Dutchman.
Surely Jarrod is the new Arjen Robben?
— Brad Chuck (@BradChuck) September 27, 2020
— Curtis (@Cxrtiss) September 27, 2020
If West Ham can get Bowen firing on all cylinders, then they stand a good chance of enjoying a very successful campaign this season.
At Hull, he was someone who could chip in with plenty of goals, with his final full season there seeing him net 22 times in 46 Championship games.
His display against Wolves may just have lit the blue touch paper.