"I think that's the way it went in my dreams last night," said Bowen.
"The assistant manager said the keeper liked to go down quickly. I knew the angle was tight so I got enough on it to dink it over him.
"I thought it might be offside - I joked with my dad last night about what if I scored and it was ruled out."
“I think it was similar to the one I had on Monday [at Liverpool],” the Jarrod Bowen told West Ham TV. “I tried to do what I did on Monday [when my shot hit Alisson in the face], but today I had watched a bit of footage of the ‘keeper before with the assistant manager Al, and he said he likes to go down early and I knew the centre-half was there and would probably slide and if I hit it low he would probably block it, so I had to get the dink and when I saw it going into the back of the net, I was delighted. I am sure the pictures of my face show that I was buzzing!
“I was a bit worried it would be ruled out because of VAR and offside, but it was a perfectly-timed run and perfectly-timed pass and it was a good finish as well.”
“It was important to get off the mark early and I was obviously happy to do it on my home debut in front of all the fans and show them what I’m all about. Now we need to take our last two performances into the next game and the remaining however many games we’ve got.
“We wanted to play on the front foot and I think Micky and Seb caused them loads of problems with the ball, just turning them in behind, and that’s something the gaffer worked on. Those two boys up front were unbelievable, in fact, everyone was unbelievable, worked hard and we got an important three points.
“I was trying to find my family in the crowd before the game and I saw my Dad jumping up when I scored and then at half-time I spotted him as well, so I’ll enjoy it with them.
“It was the perfect afternoon. I don’t like Champagne so I won’t drink it, I’ll just keep it on display!”