West Ham fans hail Jarrod Bowen’s brilliant cycling kick in Europa League loss to Frankfurt
‘It’s just ridiculous of Bowen, so unlucky’: West Ham fans hail Jarrod Bowen’s brilliant cycling kick in Europa League semi-final loss to Frankfurt… and admit that they ‘can’t stop watching’ after he nearly equalized late
- West Ham suffered a 2-1 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League
- Jarrod Bowen almost landed a thunderous kick in stoppage time
- The 25-year-old saw his effort hit the crossbar in the later stages of the leg
- Fans took to social media to hail his brilliant bike stunt attempt
West Ham fans have praised Jarrod Bowen’s ‘world-class’ technique despite a sensational kick equalizer being denied by the crossbar as West Ham lost 2-1 to England. Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Hammers trailed in stoppage time, when captain Declan Rice curled a cross into the box in desperation.
The 25-year-old striker twisted his body to attempt an overhead kick, making a thunderous connection with the ball.
Bowen unfortunately saw his effort hit the crossbar, however, with West Ham unable to pick up the pieces.
Jarrod Bowen twisted his body to attempt a header in the Europa League semi-final
Bowen unfortunately saw his effort hit the crossbar in stoppage time in the first leg
Fans couldn’t believe their eyes when Bowen produced a superb bicycle kick that nearly brought them level at the London Stadium.
One fan insisted, “That’s just ridiculous of Bowen, so bad luck.”
Another said: “Imagine if that Jarrod Bowen effort had gone in. The technique and anticipation were world class. Deserved a goal based on tonight’s performance.
A third added: “I feel sick. That overhead kick from Bowen was special. So bad luck.
Fans took to social media after Bowen’s superb bicycle kick attempt in the first leg
Other Hammers fans feel haunted and sad that it didn’t come in – meaning West Ham have some work to do in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final.
One said: “That Bowen headbutt is going to haunt me now.”
Another said: “I can’t help but watch Bowen’s kick, I want to cry
One simply added, “If that Bowen bicycle kick got in.”
BT Sport pundits Joe Cole and Owen Hargreaves also claimed it would have been a stunning goal and would have provided a blistering end to the game.
Joe Cole said: “If that Bowen effort comes in, it raises the roof.
Hargreaves replied: “That would have been one of the best goals you’ve ever seen.”
Bowen also had a chance early in the match, but didn’t seem overly worried in his post-match interview and insisted they remain confident.
“I thought I scored the first one and he hit the post and the one at the end I thought I just hit him and see what happens,” he told BT Sport.
“Unfortunately it didn’t work out, but still a lot of confidence in this group.
Bowen insisted the Hammers remain confident ahead of the Frankfurt return leg