By Adefunmiloye Alani

27th Sep, 2021 | 8:40pm

Declan Rice impressed by Jarrod Bowen's performance in 2-1 win v Leeds

West Ham secured a last-gasp 2-1 victory over Leeds United on Saturday, and the players are still reacting on social media to the result.

Michail Antonio proved to be the hero after grabbing the late winner, but Jarrod Bowen also impressed, and Declan Rice has showered praise on him.

The English attacker, 23, did not score or assist, but he put in the hard yards as usual, and the England international midfielder has reacted on his personal Instagram stories after the club’s official account posted Bowen’s picture.

What a player!

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Leicester City are all keeping tabs on the forward [Independent], and it is not difficult to see why.

The West Ham ace has just one assist in eight games across all competitions so far in 2021-22, but he brings a lot to the table than just goals.

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Bowen never stops running, tracking back, defending and creating chances for his teammates.

Leeds are a tough side to play against given their fitness levels, and the Hammers needed someone like the former Hull City star to match their energy.

Gareth Southgate is watching the forward [Evening Standard], and the goals are definitely going to come pretty soon.

Bowen bagged eight goals and assisted another five in 38 top-flight games last term, and he finished his last season at Hull with 16 goals and seven assists in 29 Championship games in the first half of the campaign.

West Ham are challenging for Europe again this term, and they can always rely on the quality and ability of someone like the versatile attacker.

Rice appreciates his hard work and has rightly taken to the internet to give him the deserved accolades.

In other West Ham news, agent of Hammers ace has requested talks with club after unfair decision.

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