Premier League Bowen sets up Zouma to secure West Ham point against Tottenham

Jarrod Bowen’s sensational season continued as his assist for Kurt Zouma helped West Ham United secure a 1-1 Premier League draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.

The England international’s corner, which Zouma converted to cancel out Brennan Johnson’s early opener, was his 28th direct goal involvement of the campaign in all competitions, and 20th in the Premier League.

Bowen’s ninth assist, to go along with 19 goals, took him ahead of the 27 managed by Dimitri Payet in league and cup 2015/16. He now has at least nine more matches to break John Hartson’s Premier League era record of 34 – 24 goals and ten assists – set in 1997-98.

After conceding three late goals to lose 4-3 at Newcastle United on Saturday, David Moyes would have feared the worst when his side conceded to Johnson within five minutes, but the Hammers showed admirable resolve to take a share of the spoils.

The first half was played in driving rain, which made for a quick, sharp game on a slick, fast playing surface at London Stadium. West Ham should have led inside four minutes, but Bowen was distracted by Michail Antonio’s run and could only shin Mohammed Kudus’s cross wide.

Within 60 seconds, Spurs were in front instead when Timo Werner went outside Vladimír Coufal and centred low for Johnson to convert from six yards.

The Hammers were rocked, and had a couple of escapes in quick succession, first when Pedro Porro drove a low shot wide, then when Son Heung-min curled close enough for Lukasz Fabianski to dive and catch.

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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