West Ham Is 4th In The Premier After Beating Norwich 2-0

LONDON (AP) — West Ham returned to the top of the Premier League table, moving into fourth place on Wednesday thanks to a pair of goals from Jarrod Bowen in a 2-0 win over Norwich.

Bowen’s seventh and eighth goals of the season secured the Hammers their third win in a row and left Norwich in last place.

Bowen has been directly involved in 16 of his team’s goals this season, including nine assists – the most of any English player in the tournament.


West Ham is two points ahead of Arsenal in the fourth position, although the Gunners have a game to play.

Norwich, meanwhile, has gone six straight defeats without scoring a goal, equaling a team record in the Premier League.

Bowen has also deducted a goal in the 35th minute, due to Nikola Vlasic being offside, who interfered with the play.

West Ham finally put the pressure on three minutes from the end of the first half. A cross from Aaron Cresswell went high but found Vladimir Coufal on the right. The Czech put the ball into the area and Bowen scored with a header.

Bowen hit the crossbar and another off the post before scoring his second goal seven minutes from time when he finished off Arthur Masuaku’s cross. This time, the VAR validated the goal, when there was doubt about a possible advanced position, to ensure West Ham’s points.