Jarrod Bowen’s hat-trick leads West Ham to a convincing victory over Brentford as Moyes silences critics.

Jarrod Bowen scored his maiden career hat-trick to inspire West Ham to their first win this calendar year at Brentford’s expense. The 27-year-old’s trio of goals helped ease the pressure on under-fire David Moyes, who sang the praises of Ivan Toney over the weekend before his own frontman came up with the goods at the London Stadium. Emerson got in on the act with a long-distance stunner, as the Hammers ended an eight-game winless run to down the relegation-threatened visitors.

Hammers fans were desperate for a pick-me-up after Arsenal ran riot last time out on home turf, and Tomas Soucek was furious that he couldn’t provide it when he swiped over from five yards in a frenzy of early activity. Supporters were still puffing their cheeks in frustration by the time Bowen avenged his team-mate just a minute later. The forward was deadly with his finish, latching onto Emerson’s cut-back and firing in off the near-post to ease any early nerves.

With Brentford on the ropes, Bowen’s first Premier League goal since Christmas was swiftly followed by his second as he turned in Vladimir Coufal’s cross to crown a sweeping team move.

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