More to come from buzzing Bowen

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West Ham wideman Jarrod Bowen was absolutely buzzing following his cameo appearance for England last night.

The Hammer of the Year was a 75th-minute substitute and almost created a goal for Three Lions captain Harry Kane, whose header was saved by Serbia goalkeeper Predrag Rajković.

It must have been a great night for all the Bowen family (and of course the Dyers) with Jarrod being chosen ahead of the likes of Cole Palmer to replace the excellent Bukayo Saka as the opposition began to threaten England. I doubt too many expect the substitution, however it was a shrewd move by England boss Southgate as Bowen skipped down the wing and delivered a pinpoint cross with his right foot!

Following his big night, Bowen said: “Getting selected for the squad was one thing, and then I told myself that I wanted to set foot on the pitch. I’ve managed to do that, and on an occasion where we were defending a lead. To be part of that, in such significant circumstances, was really special for me personally, but getting the result was also really important for the team.

“It was the first group game, which is always huge, and we’ve got the three points that we can take into Thursday’s Denmark game now. Hopefully, we can get another positive result in that game.”

I would not rule out Bowen playing some part in the Denmark fixture. He has now proven to manager Gareth Southgate and any doubters that he can be relied upon at the tournament level.

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