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West Ham win Europa Conference League, the limbs when Jarrod Bowen scored are insane

It is a result that will go down in the history books of West Ham United Football Club.

On Wednesday evening, at the Fortuna Arena in Prague, the Hammers lifted their first major trophy in 58 years after goals from Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen sealed a dramatic 2-1 win against Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final.

David Moyes’ side, who beat Gent and AZ Alkmaar in the latter stages of this season’s tournament, restricted their Serie A opponents to a limited amount of shots throughout and with 62 minutes played, West Ham were rewarded for their efforts when Cristiano Biraghi’s handled in the area. A cool, calm and collected Said Benrahma proceeded to convert from 12 yards with an emphatic strike from the penalty spot – a goal that brought incredible scenes from the travelling support.

West Ham’s slender lead lasted a grand total of five minutes, however, after experienced midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura equalised with a clever strike that bounced across Alphonse Areola and into the corner. Bonaventura, who became the oldest Italian scorer in a major European final since Paolo Maldini against Liverpool in the 2005 Champions League final, took his goal well and Fiorentina looked dangerous afterwards.

But then, in the 89th minute, Man of the Match contender Lucas Paqueta played Jarrod Bowen through with a wonderful cutting pass before the England international slotted away with a composed finish.

An emotional David Moyes celebrated by pumping his fists at the travelling support as the likes of Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Thilo Kehrer surrounded goalscorer Bowen. What a moment.Here’s how social media reacted to the scenes.

One said: “There’s something poetic about Jarrod Bowen signing for West Ham, getting into a relationship with Danny Dyer’s daughter, fathering Danny Dyer’s grandchildren and then scoring the winner for them in a European Final.”

A second wrote: “If this was Declan Rice’s last game for West Ham, what an unbelievable way to go out.” A third added: “David Moyes deserves the world at West Ham for how he has transformed them. Forget the league form, tonight is what it’s all about for any football fan. I’d take any league season for a European season that ends in glory like that. Disbelief some wanted him gone.”

Jamie Carragher also took to Twitter, saying: “Delighted for West Ham & especially David Moyes, Bowen & these boys are now West Ham Legends. Premier League teams should be looking to dominate this competition. It’s not easy to win domestic trophies with Man City about, so go for it like the Hammers did.”

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