West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen has once again made history by becoming the first player to score in the first 6 away games of the season.
Bowen etched himself into East London folklore when he scored in the 90th minute of the Conference League final. Now, he has cemented his name into Premier League history with his record breaking goal against Brentford.
He became the first player to score in the first 6 away games in the Hammer’s 3-2 defeat to the Bees, which will be incredibly hard for anyone to beat.
Since joining from Hull he has been primarily playing on the right wing, but his recent goal-scoring form has given manager David Moyes the option of playing him up top.
“Yeah definitely,” the West Ham manager exclaimed when asked if Bowen can be played as a striker. “I think we all saw something the other night [against Arsenal]. Was that the reason we played much better? Maybe.” Those comments make it seem like he could drop the out-of-form Michail Antonio and move Bowen to the No.9 role.
“In time I see it changing for Jarrod,” Moyes continued. “I actually think Freiburg was probably the night, he was terrific that night in Freiburg and I think that made me feel it.”
With just 4 points out of their last 7 games, West Ham are in desperate need of a win against Nottingham Forest. Tough decisions will have to be made by David Moyes if he is to put us on the right track again. Jarrod Bowen is in exceptional form and a change in position for him could make everything click to revive our European dreams once again. He is by far the best and most prolific goal scorer at the club, let us hope that he can extend his record even further.
By Charlie Bass