Comfortable win for Irons via Bowen and Soucek


Dominant West Ham grabbed their first win in three Premier Leaguer games via goals from Jarrod Bowen and Tomas Soucek.

But it was a mildly disappointing display against a poor bottom of the table Sheffield United which leaves us in seventh place in the League.

The Hammers were on top throughout and could have gone ahead early on when Soucek fired over the top before a Bowen shot was saved on the goal line and Aguerd’s shot on the rebound got the same treatment.

Jarrod Bowen 

Paqueta had earlier tried his luck but saw a close range shot go wide before a James Ward-Prowse free kick from the edge of the area, after a foul on Bowen. was easily saved.

A goal was always though on the cards and it came when after a great passing move the ball  found its way to Coufal who pulled it back and, as ever, Bowen was there and passed a brilliant shot into the far corner of the net.

Antonio looked to be on the case soon after but fired wide at the end of a solo run but he provided a fine 38th minute assist for Soucek whose left footed shot comfortably found the back of the net.

The second period saw the Blades more proactive but the better chances continued to fall to the hammers and better finishing from Antonio in particular would have seen us come out with a very comfortable result.

Hiwever, the best of the secind half chances came near the end when Paqueta and Bowen both missed out from a great James Ward-Prowse ball in.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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