West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen was understandably on cloud nine after scoring the first hattrick of his professional career and helping the Hammers secure a vital three points against Brentford, the club’s first win of 2024.

David Moyes’ side have had a rough start to 2024, with no wins in all competitions since late December prior to last night, leading to much unrest amongst supporters and a lot of speculation about Moyes’ future.

West Ham were on the front foot from kick off against Brentford, playing with an intensity many supporters will feel they have not seen for some time. Jarrod Bowen scored his first two goals within 7 minutes to get David Moyes’ side off to a flying start. Neal Maupay pulled one back for Brentford to make it 2-1.

Bowen’s third, securing the first hattrick of his 327 game career came in the 63rd minute. Emerson’s long range screamer made it 4-1 to West Ham before Yoane Wissa’s late strike was nothing more than a consolation for Thomas Frank’s side as the Hammers held on to secure all three points.

Bowen is now on 14 Premier League goals this season, his best tally in the top flight as a West Ham player. With 22 goal contributions in all competitions so far this season, the England international is certainly having a season to remember.

The West Ham forward also made history against Brentford becoming the first Hammers player to score a hattrick at the London Stadium. Speaking to the club’s official website after the game Bowen said: “It’s an incredible night – a win, my first hattrick and a reaction we needed from recent weeks, so a really good night.”

Going on to add: “We’ve got to build on this, it’s one result that we’ve got to build on and keep winning games.” Looking ahead to West Ham’s trip to Goodison Park at the weekend, Bowen said: “We’ve been here a couple of times when we’ve won one game and haven’t gone on to win the next one. If you want to be a top team and go up to the level we want to go up to, we have to go to Everton and win.”

Written by Finlay Jackson