As Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio’s goals consigned relegation-threatened West Brom to yet another defeat, West Ham’s third bounce victory saw them climb to Premier League seventh.
When Bowen chested a cross home just moments before half-time, after a largely unlikely 45 minutes, a quiet game exploded into existence. Chest finishes are not often a normal event, but Bowen did well to adjust his body to touch Vladimir Coufal’s hammered ball across the face of the goal to give the Hammers a half-time advantage.
West Ham’s lead remained just six minutes after the restart, with Matheus Pereira flipping a shot from the edge of the box straight into the bottom corner.
But under David Moyes’ side, the equalizer sparked a fire and they went on to dominate the rest of the game, winning it for the Hammers with Antonio’s close-range volley with a little less than 25 minutes to go.
Victory for West Ham moves up to seventh, ahead of Southampton and Arsenal, while West Brom holds five security points by winning just twice in 19 games.
West Ham – West Brom 2-1
Goals: Bowen (45+2), Pereira (51), Antonio (66)