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PlayerWatch: Bowen’s big day out analysed

 

Jarrod Bowen was the obvious candidate to come under PlayerWatch reporter Danny Leach’s gaze today. Here’s his close up view of the new boy’s contribution.

5 – He receives the ball after Ngakia tackles Boufal but dribbles straight onto the path of Bertrand ahead of him
12 – Sees his shot blocked after Antonio plays a through ball into him
15 – GOAL – 1-0 – Fornals plays a great through ball to Bowen who turns inside  the box to chip the keeper
19 – He slips the ball down the wing to Noble
22 – Receives the ball from Rice and cuts in on his left foot but his shot goes straight to the keeper
29 – Nutmegs Bertrand and dribbles forward before passing the ball in midfield
39 – Intercepts Boufals pass forward
59 – His cross is blocked but then chases Obafemi to win the ball back
67 – Turns on the inside and crosses to Ogbonna whos shot goes wide
69 – Presses really high and wins the ball as Bertrand tries to clear the ball
71 – Intercepts the ball on the edge of the area and dribbles up the pitch but his shot goes way over
77 – Met with a great round of applause as he is substituted for Snodgrass

Verdict – 8 After a tremendous outing today we are all left wondering why Moyes had kept him on a leash in the previous games. Excellent performance in attack and defensively working hard and winning the ball back on numerous occasions. Certainly based on today’s performance a step above Snodgrass as he has got quick feet and able to skip past defenders with ease. Can’t wait to see more of him play.

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7 comments on “PlayerWatch: Bowen’s big day out analysed

  1. We look a different team with the 3 pronged attack.Full of pace and it makes all the difference.,and Haller benefitted hugely with Antonio and Bowen to support him.Big thumbs up for Fornals too.

  2. Just got back from a weekend away, immediately watched the extended highlights on the WHUFC website. Bowen has that something, same steely look that Stuart Pearce and Dicksy had.
    Get the other new fella fit and give Nobe’s a bit of a well deserved rest.
    Haller’s cheeky little touch to put Antonio through put a huge smile on my face.
    Even though we lost the game at Anfield, perhaps it’s just given us a little confidence to push on and get to safety? COYI ⚒⚒⚒

  3. Moyes spot on to hold him back, carried over his scoring record for a game he could shine in

  4. What Jarrod’s awesome performance also clearly outlines is:
    • The type of player/wingers we need to take us forward and make us great. A premier league and higher goal scorer, hard runner, tackler and passion. Two other big crowd roars were when Jarrod closed down a Southampton player on his own corner flag, and his majestic tackle, preventing a goal scoring attempt against us.

    The opposite is what we have been getting from our current lazy and overpaid super-stars such as Anderson, Lanzini, Yarmo, Sanchez and Perez, Arnie and Chicharitho.
    This is exactly why we are in this mess today.

    • Against Southampton we had 11 West Ham warriors performing (one or 2 still gotta get there) Long may this type of player/performance continue.

    Coyi – God bless West Ham.

  5. Excellent ; well done you Hammers .
    Maybe Moyes was right to hold Bowen back but , he was definitely right to play him against Southampton . Bowen has that certain something that we haven’t seen for a long time at West Ham . And long may it continue . There is room for optimism . Moyes doesn’t Want players to get cocky and playing down the Lad is IMO good man management . Antonio was as always a very dangerous tank of a player . With this set up even Haller started to put in a shift ( a very good one ) . Fornals will come good . So , yes , every reason to feel optimistic .

  6. Bowen reminds somewhat of Cottee .

  7. Excellent performance on debut . Still only playing with 10 men as Noble again contributed nothing . Constantly caught out of position or with the ball . Far too slow and no prospect of improvement . Got away with a lot today as Saints could / should have had 3 or 4 goals . Noble just watches as players with “legs ” run past him and he plods along ” chasing , thats a laugh !! ” shadows . Shame about the Watford result .

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