Jarrod Bowen Scores In Final Minute For West Ham To Win Europa Conference League By Beating Fiorentina 2-1
West Ham ended a 58-year wait for a European title with a 2-1 triumph against Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final on Wednesday. Jarrod Bowen scored in the 90th minute.
Bowen finished a quick attack at Eden Arena by running onto a through pass by Lucas Paqueta and beating goalkeeper Pietro Terracciano with a left-foot strike.
Despite over 8 minutes of extra time, Fiorentina was unable to respond, setting off wild celebrations among the West Ham players as they danced in front of their fans after winning the London club’s 2nd European trophy and first since the old European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965.
West Ham finished 14th in the Premier League but was undefeated in the Europe campaign, winning 12 of 13 matches in the competition after winning qualification. The win also secures a place in the Europa League for the next season.
It is West Ham coach David Moye’s 1st major trophy following a 25-year managing career that has included times at Everton and Manchester United, as well as stints at Liverpool and Manchester City. Moyes became the 1st Scottish coach to win a UEFA championship since Alex Ferguson won his 2nd Champions League trophy with Manchester United in 2008.