West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen suggested that Manchester United’s poor finishing cost them during the clash between the two sides on Saturday afternoon.
However, it was United who had the best chance of the game in the first half, when Alejandro Garnacho was played through one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
The Argentine failed to disguise his shot to the near post, and his effort was easily saved.
Ten Hag’s men continued to progress into dangerous areas in the second half but failed to turn their possession into clear-cut chances. West Ham turned the tide midway through the second half and showed their differences to Ten Hag’s toothless attack.
Bowen opened the scoring after a brilliant pass from Lucas Paquetá. Only six minutes after that goal, Mohammed Kudus capitalised on Kobbie Mainoo’s mistake and scored with a brilliant finish from just inside the box.
Following his team’s win, Bowen explained that the first goal would be crucial in the game and that chances came both ways. He also stated that the second goal ensured Tne Hammers were ‘comfortable’ moving into the closing stages of the game.
“It was never going to be a walk in the park,” the winger told BBC Match of the Day. “Manchester United are a really top side in this league.
“We knew it would be a difficult game, first half, we caused them a few problems, but they had a few chances as well,” he said. “The game just needed a first goal whether it was us or them, thankfully for us, we got it. Held on for a really good clean sheet and a really good 2-0 victory.”
Second half, we kept at it, kept plugging away, and got the goal. Then, more importantly, we got the second goal quite soon after and then made it more comfortable for us going into the last 10 minutes.”
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