Premier League Bowen and Antonio strikes dent Liverpool’s title ambitions

A first-half strike from Jarrod Bowen on his 200th West Ham United appearance and a Michail Antonio header earned a commendable 2-2 draw against Liverpool at London Stadium.

Bowen equalled Paolo Di Canio’s Premier League record for most Hammers goals in a single season when he headed in his 16th of the campaign – and 20th in all competitions – two minutes before the interval.

The title challenging visitors emerged from the break a different team, and though a messy Alphonse Areola own-goal gave them the lead after Andy Robertson levelled terms, Antonio found the target for the seventh time this term to secure a share of the spoils.

The result leaves David Moyes’ men with an outside chance of securing European qualification, in eighth place with three games to go, with a short trip to Chelsea in store next.

Liverpool dominated possession in the game’s early stages, but struggled to carve out any meaningful opportunities, and after Ryan Gravenberch miscued an angled effort at the back post, Mohammed Kudus caused problems at the other end and won a corner that ultimately came to nothing.

A portion of the away following thought Harvey Elliott had opened the scoring from close range in the eleventh minute, when his effort crashed into the side netting, but West Ham worked themselves into the contest and Bowen fired a low shot at Alisson close to the quarter-hour mark.

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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