JARROD Bowen feels West Ham have finally got their season up and running after putting on the “perfect performance” against Wolves.
The former Hereford United winger, from Leominster, scored twice as the Hammers thumped Wolves 4-0 on Sunday evening to get their first points on the board.
Defeats by Newcastle and Arsenal had left the club lurching towards familiar crisis territory, but Bowen feels they are now showing what they are capable of.
“I think without the ball we were good, with the ball we were good and that was the perfect performance – something we can build on,” he said.
“You look at the players in the changing room and there is no reason we can’t be pushing the top half of the table.
“With consistent performances like last night there is no reason we can’t be up and amongst the top half.
“I think in every game there has been a reaction. The first game wasn’t good enough.
“We reacted against Arsenal and were disappointed we didn’t get a point out of that game, and then we certainly reacted again last night which is good for us going into the fixtures we’ve got coming up.”
Bowen’s brace, either side of half-time, was added to by Tomas Soucek’s header – deflected in by Raul Jimenez – and substitute Sebastien Haller.