Premier League Jarrod Bowen treble fires West Ham United to Brentford win

Jarrod Bowen’s first Premier League hat-trick inspired West Ham United to a deserved 4-2 win over Brentford that brought a welcome end to a six-game winless run.

The hosts burst out of the blocks at London Stadium and England forward Bowen notched a quick-fire double before the seven-minute mark, only for the Bees to hit back through Neal Maupay.

Chances for both sides saw the game remain in the balance until Bowen took his season goal count to 14 with a neat header in the 63rd minute, before Emerson made it 4-1 with a stunning strike and then Yoane Wissa grabbed a late consolation for Brentford.

Victory lifted David Moyes’ charges up to eighth in the standings, behind Brighton & Hove Albion only on goal difference, ahead of an away trip to Everton on Saturday.

Boss Moyes made three changes to the XI that started the defeat at Nottingham Forest last time out, with Lucas Paqueta, Tomas Soucek and Dinos Mavropanos coming in for Michail Antonio, Kalvin Phillips and Nayef Aguerd. Soucek was at the heart of the first real chance of the match within the first four minutes, the Czech Republic international skewing a shot over the bar from point-blank range after a deft flick-on from James Ward-Prowse found him in space.

But it was indeed 1-0 just seconds later, Bowen lashing home from just inside the area after Emerson picked out the Irons’ top scorer from the left at the end of a slick team move. Brentford had barely caught their breath before Bowen notched his second of the night, the 27-year-old this time finishing smartly from 12 yards having initiated a push forward that involved Mohammed Kudus and Vladimír Coufal.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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