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West Ham 3-3 Brighton: David Moyes 'angry' with draw

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West Ham conceded three 'terrible' goals

Manager David Moyes said he was "angry" with West Ham after they let slip a two-goal lead to draw with fellow Premier League strugglers Brighton.

Issa Diop gave the hosts the lead when he poked home from Robert Snodgrass' free-kick, before Snodgrass doubled the advantage with a powerful shot from inside the area.

Brighton responded when West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski punched Gross' corner off Angelo Ogbonna's shoulder and into his own net, but Snodgrass' long-range drive put West Ham in control at London Stadium.

The visitors fought back again as Pascal Gross prodded home before the video assistant referee (VAR) awarded Glenn Murray's dramatic late equaliser despite the striker initially appearing to handle the ball in the process.

"I'm angry and the players know I'm disappointed," Moyes said.

"In the main we were very good but for a couple of really silly mistakes. We offered a threat, as did they. The performance was good but it's tarnished by a couple of mistakes.

"We gave them a leg-up for 3-1 with the own goal, and we gave them a massive leg-up with 20 minutes to go."

"Their effort was huge. I just feel playing Liverpool on Wednesday night and fatigue played a part in the second half."

Brighton's comeback kept them 15th in the table but West Ham slipped into the relegation zone to 18th as out-of-form Bournemouth beat Aston Villa.

West Ham fail to see game out

West Ham are yet to beat Brighton in the Premier League, both drawing and losing three times against the Seagulls
West Ham are yet to beat Brighton in the Premier League, both drawing and losing three times against the Seagulls

Since returning to the club on 30 December, Moyes has now led West Ham to only one league win from six matches, while they were been knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side West Brom.

Watford's resurgence under Nigel Pearson and Villa's recent victories has made the bottom of the table a hectic place.

As Moyes aims to preserve West Ham's top-flight status for a second time, he will be disappointed with how his side ended a game they looked destined to win.

Despite a fine debut from Tomas Soucek alongside Snodgrass and Michail Antonio in midfield, West Ham's defensive frailties in the final 15 minutes proved to be their downfall.

This week the club said staying in the Premier League is "an absolute necessity", and for 75 minutes the players showed the urgency on the pitch that their situation off it demanded.

With the bottom of the table as tight as it is, however, letting two points slip may prove costly come the end of the season.

Brighton's inspired late comeback

Although Brighton remain two points off the bottom three, they ended a run of three successive away league defeats.

They did so despite looking lost and struggling for answers after Snodgrass' second.

After Ogbonna's own goal and Gross taking advantage of some poor defending, it was left to Murray to make a late impact.

The 36-year-old, making his first start since September, was on the periphery for much of the game until he made the difference when it counted.

Replays showed the ball hit Murray's side with him unmarked in the West Ham box, and he fired home with ease to give Brighton what could be a valuable point in their fight for survival.

Man of the match - Robert Snodgrass

West Ham's Robert Snodgrass
Despite West Ham's failure to close the game out, Robert Snodgrass' two goals and an assist ensured he was the architect of the Hammers' initial dominance

'We pushed and pushed' - reaction

Brighton manager Graham Potter: "I'm very proud of the players - proud of their reaction to being down in the game. We had to suffer a bit.

"Mistakes don't just happen on their own. Something has to force them to happen. We pushed and pushed.

"In the second half the game was played in the opposition half and their keeper has made more saves than ours."

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Brighton more than deserved a point - Potter

On the death of his father on Thursday: "It's been tough. Thankfully I've had a lot of support from the club. My father was proud of me and proud of what I did, so it was my job to do it the best I can."

West Ham's torrid record against Brighton - stats

  • West Ham remain without a win against Brighton in the Premier League (D3 L3), with their most recent victory coming in April 2012 in the Championship (6-0).
  • West Ham have beaten 46 of the 48 opponents they have faced in the Premier League, with Brighton and Swindon Town being the only exceptions.
  • West Ham have lost more points from winning positions than any other Premier League side this season (19), while they failed to win a Premier League game in which they were leading by two or more goals for the first time since October 2017 against Crystal Palace (2-2).
  • This was the third time Brighton have avoided defeat in a Premier League game when trailing by at least goals, coming back to draw 2-2 against Fulham and Southampton in September 2018.
  • All three of Issa Diop's Premier League goals for West Ham have been assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
  • Snodgrass scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time since December 2016, for Hull against Crystal Palace, while Saturday's was his first brace in the competition.
  • Nine of Snodgrass' 11 Premier League assists for West Ham have come at London Stadium, including each of his past eight games.
  • Glenn Murray has scored 26.3% of Brighton's Premier League goals (26/99). Only Neil Redfearn for Barnsley (27% - 10/37) has scored a higher percentage of a single team's goals in the competition.

What's next?

Brighton face Watford at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, 8 February (17:30 GMT), while West Ham welcome champions Manchester City to London Stadium on Sunday, 9 February (16:30).

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 24Fredericks
  • 23Diop
  • 21OgbonnaBooked at 90mins
  • 3Cresswell
  • 41Rice
  • 11SnodgrassSubstituted forLanziniat 85'minutes
  • 28SoucekSubstituted forFornalsat 85'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 30AntonioSubstituted forMasuakuat 74'minutes
  • 22Haller

Substitutes

  • 4Balbuena
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 10Lanzini
  • 18Fornals
  • 26Masuaku
  • 27Ajeti
  • 35Randolph

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 22MontoyaSubstituted forSchelottoat 72'minutes
  • 15Webster
  • 5Dunk
  • 30Bernardo
  • 24Pröpper
  • 6StephensBooked at 52mins
  • 13Groß
  • 18MooySubstituted forMarchat 72'minutes
  • 11Trossard
  • 17Murray

Substitutes

  • 7Maupay
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 20March
  • 21Schelotto
  • 27Button
  • 44Connolly
  • 46Alzate
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
59,952

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home12
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 3.

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Leandro Trossard with a cross.

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Leandro Trossard.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United).

Hand ball by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).

Foul by Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals replaces Tomas Soucek.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt missed. Leandro Trossard (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Pascal Groß.

Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tomas Soucek (West Ham United).

Attempt saved. Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Stephens.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

VAR Decision: Goal West Ham United 3-3 Brighton and Hove Albion (Glenn Murray).

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 3. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Davy Pröpper with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Arthur Masuaku replaces Michail Antonio.

Attempt missed. Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Ezequiel Schelotto replaces Martín Montoya.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Aaron Mooy.

Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Declan Rice.

Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Dale Stephens.

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sébastien Haller.

Attempt missed. Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pascal Groß with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Issa Diop.

goal

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