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Jarrod Bowen: West Ham striker ‘buzzing’ with hat-trick vs Brentford in Premier League

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Jarrod Bowen spoke of his joy after scoring his first senior hat-trick to help West Ham beat Brentford 4-2 at London Stadium in the Premier League on Monday.

Top scorer Bowen made up for failing to find the net since December 23 with a flying start against the Bees, firing both goals as his side moved 2-0 ahead after seven minutes.

The England international completed his treble 18 minutes after the break, heading in Mohammed Kudus’ inviting delivery to take his tally for the campaign to 14 – his career-best in the top flight.

“My first match ball – especially with winning the game – is a proud moment for me,” Bowen told Sky Sports.

“I don’t think I’ve ever scored two goals that quickly, and after that I was thinking about if I could get the hat-trick.

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“I remember a couple of games where you’re waiting for that third goal and it never comes.

“Thankfully, I got the header tonight. The game was still going on but I was so buzzing inside to get that first hat-trick.”

Bowen hat-trick return to form

The result gave West Ham their first victory of 2024, made Bowen the first player of theirs to score three in one game since Michail Antonio against Norwich in July 2020 and lifted David Moyes’ team to eighth in the table.

“There have been games where I’ve struggled and not really been in them,” assessed the 27-year-old. “I’m always learning. With my energy, I’m always trying to press.

“It’s difficult. I’m five foot nine and up against big centre-halves. I’ve got to know what I’m good at and not what I’m good at.”

Moyes had been under pressure after a run of three defeats in which his players conceded 11 times without reply.

“I said to the lads in the dressing room that one game could change the whole season,” said Bowen. “We’ve taken a step towards that. It’s where we want to be.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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