West Ham’s search for a league win continues after defeat to Brighton

After another 2-0 defeat at home in the Premier League, the Hammers now sit bottom of the table with 0 points and 0 goals scored.

Moyes only made one change from last Sundays defeat to Nottingham Forest, with new centre back Thilo Kehrer replacing Ben Johnson in defence.


Said Benrahma came close to giving the hosts the lead 2 minutes in, as he drove down the left wing before cutting inside to shoot, but his shot just missed the target.


The game swung massively into Brightons control, and they were ahead not too long after. Danny Welbeck was taken out by Thilo Kehrer just inside the box, resulting in a penalty for the Seagulls. Alexis MacAllister slotted the penalty into the bottom right corner to give to the visitors the lead.


The game was uneventful for West Ham, as they struggled to create any clear cut chances to level the game. Their task became more challenging in the 66th minute, as Leandro Trossard got in behind Kurt Zouma, before placing his shot past Fabianski into the back of the net.


The Hammers finally tested Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in the last 10 minutes of the game, as Soucek had two headers within the space of a minute tipped over the bar by the Spanish ‘keeper.

The home fans were rightly disappointed with their teams performance, as the final whistle was met with boos from the few fans who hadn’t left the game early.


It is now 1 win from the last 10 Premier League games for West Ham, with questions surely set to be asked of David Moyes and his tactics.


After the game, Moyes told the media, “Brighton were the better team. We did some good things that won’t be noticeable today, but there were some things which were positive”.


Next up for West Ham is a trip to Denmark to face Viborg in the second leg of their Conference League qualifier on Thursday, before they travel up to Villa Park to face Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday.


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