Jarrod Bowen was once again the man of the moment for our Hammers in the 1-0 victory over strugglers Watford at London Stadium.

Bowens deflected goal was the difference in a tight contest which the in-form forward stressed that West Ham really had to dig deep to win.

“It was an ugly game,” said Bowen. “A hard-fought game to get the three points.

“They’ve changed manager and got a good point away at Burnley, and they came here really solid.

“It was difficult at times. We had a lot of the ball and it was just a case of keep plugging away, and with the goal we got a slice of luck. But it happens and we’re happy with the three points.”

“We’ve got a lot of games coming up between now and March and the international break. We need to take each game as it comes to take maximum points.”

Bowen was complimentary to the manager David Moyes for the confidence he has instilled in him, and also detailed how the boss has improved him as a player.

“I think putting me in the starting XI every week has helped build my confidence as a player. He’s trusted me to put me in the starting XI every week as a player, which is a big bonus in itself.

“Then it’s the little developments to my game and not just whipping the ball about, but get at the goal and come in-between the lines and into the little pockets of space. It’s just different things and I’m learning about the game each day from the manager.”

The win has sent our Irons back into the top 4 of the Premier League with another big game not far away when West Ham head to Leicester City this Sunday.