West Ham 4-2 Brentford: Jarrod Bowen scores hat-trick in Premier League win

Jarrod Bowen scores for West Ham against Brentford
Jarrod Bowen’s goals were his first in 2024

Jarrod Bowen scored his first senior hat-trick to ease the pressure on West Ham manager David Moyes as his side claimed a much-needed Premier League win over Brentford.

The hosts had not won a game in 2024 before Monday night, with their last fixture at London Stadium a 6-0 loss to Arsenal that saw hundreds of home fans leave at half-time.

But West Ham responded in style as they went 2-0 up inside 10 minutes against the struggling Bees.

Bowen got his first goal in the fifth minute with a strike that went in off the post, before the England forward scored again two minutes later as he slotted in Vladimir Coufal’s pass.

Neal Maupay swiftly halved the deficit with a scooped finish, then Brentford had claims for a penalty waved away when Mohammed Kudus nudged Sergio Reguilon over inside the box.

A nervous spell followed as Brentford threatened to level but Bowen headed home his third midway through the second half, much to the relief of the Hammers fans.

Emerson capped a perfect night for West Ham with a fantastic strike into the top corner and, although Yoane Wissa scored a second for Brentford, it was not enough to deny the hosts victory.

West Ham move up to eighth in the Premier League while Brentford stay 16th, five points above the relegation zone.

Bowen delivers much-needed win for Moyes

David Moyes reacts during West Ham's game against Brentford
Some West Ham fans displayed banners calling for David Moyes to go in the Hammers’ recent 2-0 loss at Nottingham Forest

Moyes guided West Ham to the Europa Conference League title last season and has regularly had his side battling in the top half of the table, but he has come under pressure recently following a run of poor results.

The 6-0 loss to Arsenal was followed by a 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest, which led to some fans holding up banners calling for him to go.external-link

It prompted Moyes to defend his record at the club, but there is no doubt he needed a positive result and performance against Brentford to avoid further calls for his departure.

He could hardly have hoped for a better outcome, and had Bowen to thank for that.

The former Hull City attacker has been deployed more as a striker under Moyes this season and has responded with his best scoring form in the Premier League, with this treble taking him on to 14 goals in the Premier League this season.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number23Player nameAreola

  2. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  3. Squad number15Player nameMavropanos

  4. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

  8. Squad number14Player nameKudus

  9. Squad number7Player nameWard-Prowse

  10. Squad number10Player nameLucas Paquetá

  11. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  1. Squad number2Player nameJohnson

  2. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

Brentford

  1. Squad number1Player nameFlekken

  2. Squad number13Player nameM Jorgensen

  3. Squad number20Player nameAjer

  4. Squad number16Player nameMee

  5. Squad number23Player nameLewis-Potter

  6. Squad number15Player nameOnyeka

  7. Squad number6Player nameNørgaard

  8. Squad number8Player nameJensen

  9. Squad number12Player nameReguilón

  10. Squad number17Player nameToney

  11. Squad number7Player nameMaupay

  1. Squad number11Player nameWissa

  2. Squad number22Player nameCollins

  3. Squad number24Player nameDamsgaard

  4. Squad number27Player nameJanelt

  5. Squad number30Player nameRoerslev

Line-ups

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Areola
  • 5Coufal
  • 15Mavropanos
  • 4Zouma
  • 33Emerson
  • 28Soucek
  • 19ÁlvarezBooked at 89mins
  • 14KudusSubstituted forJohnsonat 90+4′minutes
  • 7Ward-Prowse
  • 10Lucas PaquetáSubstituted forAntonioat 76′minutes
  • 20Bowen

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 2Johnson
  • 9Antonio
  • 18Ings
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 27Aguerd
  • 40Earthy
  • 45Mubama
  • 57Scarles

Brentford

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flekken
  • 13M JorgensenBooked at 52mins
  • 20Ajer
  • 16MeeSubstituted forCollinsat 61′minutes
  • 23Lewis-Potter
  • 15OnyekaSubstituted forJaneltat 73′minutes
  • 6Nørgaard
  • 8JensenSubstituted forDamsgaardat 77′minutes
  • 12ReguilónBooked at 23minsSubstituted forRoerslevat 73′minutes
  • 17Toney
  • 7MaupaySubstituted forWissaat 73′minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Wissa
  • 14Ghoddos
  • 21Strakosha
  • 22Collins
  • 24Damsgaard
  • 26Baptiste
  • 27Janelt
  • 30Roerslev
  • 33Yarmoliuk

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