West Ham United are still in danger of relegation after losing 3-0 against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. In preparation for their game against Manchester United over the weekend, manager David Moyes made several changes to the team, with players such as Declan Rice, Nayef Aguerd, and Tomas Soucek being rested, reports the FFC.
The Hammers put in a solid defensive performance during the first half, managing to keep the scores level. However, Manchester City showed their quality in the second half, scoring three goals to secure the victory. Nathan Ake headed in Riyad Mahrez’s free-kick to open the scoring, and Erling Haaland scored his 35th league goal of the season with a deft finish from Jack Grealish’s through ball, breaking a record.
Phil Foden scored the final goal in the last few minutes of the game, putting Pep Guardiola’s team back on top of the table, while West Ham are only four points clear of the relegation zone. Despite several disappointing performances from the team in claret and blue on Wednesday, it was Jarrod Bowen who had the toughest time, suggests the FFC.
According to Sofascore, Jarrod Bowen received a disappointing rating of 5.9/10 for his performance against Manchester City, which made him the worst player on the pitch for both teams. He only managed 23 touches and completed a meager seven passes during the game, which is fewer than goalkeeper Fabianski’s 34 touches and 16 passes.
While it was expected that City would dominate possession, Bowen’s average of 19.3 passes per game in the Premier League this season highlights his anonymous performance on Wednesday night. He lost possession five times, failed with his one cross attempt, and was unsuccessful in all three dribble attempts.
Despite missing a golden opportunity to give West Ham the lead, the winger did not make much of an impact, and his performance could have cost the team any hope of earning a surprise result. This season has been underwhelming for Bowen, who has only scored five goals and provided four assists, so he and his teammates will need to improve next season to avoid another relegation battle.