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'Best performance of the season': Media wowed by West Ham attacker's '8/10' display v FCSB
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'Best performance of the season': Media wowed by West Ham attacker's '8/10' display v FCSB

West Ham United got their Europa Conference League campaign under way with a 3-1 victory over FCSB on Thursday night.

The Hammers dominated possession from the start, but fell behind in the 34th minute.

Andrei Cordea slotted home at the back post after the West Ham defence was caught napping.

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However, David Moyes made some inspired changes at the break which helped change the game.

West Ham equalised from the spot in the 69th minute after Maxwel Cornet won a penalty for the hosts.

Jarrod Bowen, who had come on off the bench, stepped up and took his spot kick well to make it 1-1.

Emerson Palmieri then made amends for his earlier lapse by rifling home a loose ball in the 74th minute.

And Michail Antonio, another substitute, wrapped up all three points in the 90th minute.

The 32-year-old drove forward before lashing home beyond goalkeeper Stefan Tarnovanu.

“Took penalty brilliantly”

Bowen was one of several West Ham players who received high praise from the media.

The Evening Standard gave the 25-year-old 8 out of 10 for his efforts on the night.

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“Took penalty brilliantly,” they wrote.

“And cameo represented by some way his best performance of the season so far after a sluggish start to the campaign.”

Likewise, football.london gave Bowen 8 out of 10 as well.

“Didn’t have much to do before stepping up and firing West Ham level,” they wrote.

“Very nearly grabbed a second goal but couldn’t stretch out far enough to give his side what would have been a 3-1 lead.”

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