Premier League: West Ham back in top-four slot
West Ham United reclaimed their place in the English Premier League’s top four as they beat bottom club Norwich City 2-0 on Wednesday with in-form Jarrod Bowen scoring both goals.
Bowen had one effort ruled out in the first half but was not to be denied as he headed home in the 42nd minute. It was a familiar story for Norwich who played some attractive football and threatened an equaliser in the second half with Adam Idah denied by a great save from Lukasz Fabianski.
But Bowen wrapped up a third successive league victory for West Ham in the 83rd minute, converting past Tim Krul from a superb delivery by substitute Arthur Masuaku, the goal originally being ruled offside but allowed after a VAR check.
West Ham moved above Arsenal into the Champions League qualification places with 37 points from 21 games.
Arsenal, who have a match in hand, are two points behind.
“We had to put the barricades up a little bit but with our attacking threat we’ve always got a goal in us,” Bowen said.