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  1. Why did you fall just short, Hammers fans? Have your saypublished at 13:00

    Disappointed West Ham players including Declan Rice.Image source, Getty Images

    A season that promised so much ended in slight disappointment as West Ham were forced to settle for Europa Conference League football next season after their final-day defeat at Brighton.

    At the beginning of March, the Hammers sat fifth in the Premier League, just two points off the top four, and were still in both the FA Cup and Europa League.

    However, 10 defeats in their final 18 games erased their hopes of glory on all fronts - the Hammers did memorably beat Lyon and Sevilla amid that sequence and it was a commendable campaign overall but did they just run out of steam?

    If so, how can David Moyes solve that problem for next season? And are you confident you will keep your key men with Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen among those attracting admiring glances from elsewhere?

    Have your say here

  2. Brighton 3-1 West Ham: Pick of the statspublished at 08:37

    Graham Potter embraces Mark NobleImage source, Reuters
    • Brighton ended the Premier League season with 51 points, their best-ever total in the competition and second only to their 52-point haul in the top-flight in 1981-82 (3pts for a win) when they played 42 games.

    • Pascal Gross netted his 17th Premier League goal for Brighton, with his tally of 44 goal involvements in the competition (17 goals, 27 assists) 11 more than any other player for the Seagulls (Maupay on 33).

    • West Ham have lost four of their last seven Premier League games (W1 D2), after losing just two of the eight before that (W4 D2).

    • Mark Noble made his 414th and final Premier League appearance for West Ham, the seventh most appearances for a single side in the competition's history.

  3. Fine season ends in disappointmentpublished at 08:04

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  4. Moyes angry as West Ham miss out on Europa Leaguepublished at 19:43 22 May

    Mark NobleImage source, PA Media

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    David Moyes was angry after West Ham let this game slip - as he knew Europa League football had been in their own hands.

    It looked under control at half-time as Michail Antonio signed off a fine season with a finish from the edge of the box that almost took the Brighton net off.

    With Manchester United losing at Crystal Palace, West Ham just needed to hold the lead but their weary limbs creaked in the May sunshine and Brighton came roaring back in the second half.

    In truth, the Hammers never really looked like scoring again and their winless run against the Seagulls now stands at 10 games.

    This squad - that has run through brick walls for Moyes and their supporters this year - looks ready for a summer off to recharge for what will be another packed campaign next season.

    It wasn't the way their distinguished servant Mark Noble would have wanted to sign off, but it was a classy touch from Brighton to give him a presentation on the pitch before the game.

  5. Brighton 3-1 West Ham: Moyes reactionpublished at 19:08 22 May

    West Ham boss David Moyes: "I’m not happy because I didn’t enjoy the team’s performance. In the first half, bits of it were OK. I thought we kept the ball quite well and made it difficult for them, but that wasn’t what we’re about today.

    "We’ve been resilient but we weren’t resilient today. When we were winning, the players didn’t show that toughness and that bottle that they’ve had before.

    "I’m certainly not happy."

    On losing a lead for the second successive game: "We lost two goals when we were two goals up last week, so if we’re going to lose three and two, we’ve got no chance. We’re going to be a team at the bottom of the league if we are going to keep losing goals like we have.

    "It doesn’t feel like I’ve done a good job this season at the moment because I wanted better.

    "I can only think of my last game and maybe in a few weeks’ time I’ll change my thoughts, but at the moment I’m angry with the players today because I’m not going to have the way they performed today."

    "I’m going to have a break as there is no way I can keep this going at the rate we’ve had this year.

    "Overall, if today was anything to go by, we have to do a lot more than I first thought."

  6. Follow Brighton v West Ham livepublished at 15:05 22 May

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    We are bringing you live text commentary of Brighton v West Ham, plus nine other games, on the final day of the 2021-22 Premier League season.

    Follow all the action here

    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time at the Amex Stadium.

  7. Brighton v West Ham: Confirmed team newspublished at 15:05 22 May

    Brighton team

    Brighton boss Graham Potter makes one change from the side that drew at Leeds last weekend. Leandro Trossard picked up a knock in that game and has not trained this week so Adam Webster comes in.

    Brighton XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Webster, Dunk, Bissouma, Mac Allister, Gross, Welbeck, March, Caicedo, Veltman.

    Subs: Steele, Lamptey, Maupay, Mwepu, Lallana, Alzate, Duffy, Offiah, Ferguson.

    West Ham team

    West Ham manager David Moyes has named the same side that took a point off Manchester City last weekend. Skipper Mark Noble, who retires after this game, will be hoping for a call off the bench to make what would be his 414th appearance for the club.

    West Ham XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Soucek, Rice, Fornals, Lanzini, Bowen, Antonio.

    Subs: Areola, Randolph, Yarmolenko, Noble, Fredericks, Masuaku, Johnson, Kral, Okoflex.

  8. Brighton v West Ham: Who makes your Hammers side?published at 11:56 21 May

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    It's been another excellent season for David Moyes' team, securing consecutive seasons in Europe for the first time in West Ham's history.

    Whether they are back in the Europa League, rather than the Europa Conference League, also depends on Manchester United not winning at Crystal Palace, but only a victory at Brighton will give the Hammers a chance.

    So who should Moyes pick to drag their weary bodies through one last game to get those vital three points?

    It's time to choose your Hammers side to face Brighton

  9. What can happen on the final day of the season?published at 08:59 21 May

    Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta

    The title race

    Manchester City start the day one point ahead of Liverpool, with a goal difference of plus six. They will be crowned champions:

    • If they beat Aston Villa.

    • If they draw and Liverpool fail to win.

    • If they lose by fewer than six goals and Liverpool fail to win.

    • If they lose (by any margin) and Liverpool lose.

    For Liverpool, they will be champions:

    • If they beat Wolves and Manchester City fail to win.

    • If they draw and City lose by at least six goals.

    And just for fun... if Liverpool draw 5-5 and City lose 6-0, both sides would finish level on points, goal difference and goals scored. The first tie-breaker is head-to-head records – they drew 2-2 twice this season. The second tie-breaker is away goals in head-to-head games, which is also level. So there would be a play-off game to decide the title!

    Champions League finish

    The final place is between Tottenham and Arsenal. Whoever does not get it will finish fifth and enter the Europa League.

    Spurs will clinch the final top-four place:

    • If they win at Norwich.

    • If they draw and Arsenal fail to win by 15 or more goals.

    • If they lose and Arsenal fail to win.

    Arsenal can only clinch the final place:

    • If they beat Everton and Tottenham lose.

    • If they win by 15 or more goals and Tottenham draw.

    Europa League and Europa Conference League

    Sixth (Europa League) and seventh (Europa Conference League) place is between Manchester United and West Ham. The Hammers start two points behind, but with a much better goal difference.

    • Manchester United will finish sixth if they beat Crystal Palace, or if West Ham fail to win.

    • West Ham will finish sixth if they win at Brighton and Manchester United fail to win.

    Relegation battle

    The final relegation place is between Burnley and Leeds United, who begin the day level on points, but the Clarets have goal difference advantage of 20.

    • Burnley are safe if they match Leeds’ result, but down if they fail to do so.

    • Leeds need to better the Clarets result to stay up, but are down if they fail to do so.

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  10. Lawro's predictions: Brighton v West Hampublished at 08:20 21 May

    After more than 20 years, legendary BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson is making his final set of Premier League predictions this weekend.

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    Lawro's prediction: 1-1

    Both of these sides have had good seasons, but especially West Ham. David Moyes' side seem to give everyone a good game - with leaders Manchester City the latest example last weekend.

    As I've been saying all season, the Hammers do not have the biggest squad but it looks like they only need a couple of additions in order to challenge properly for the Champions League spots next time.

    Brighton are not quite at that level but they are still trying to beat their best league finish, which was 13th in the top flight in 1981-82. I think they'll do it.

    Find out how Lawro thinks the rest of the weekend's Premier League fixtures will go

  11. Brighton v West Ham: Team newspublished at 16:56 20 May

    Enock Mwepu and Said BenrahmaImage source, Getty Images

    Brighton midfielder Enock Mwepu returns to the squad after recovering from a hamstring problem ahead of schedule.

    Jeremy Sarmiento and Jakub Moder remain long-term absentees.

    West Ham winger Said Benrahma should be fit after shaking off the ankle injury that has plagued him for the past few weeks.

    Issa Diop also has an ankle issue and is likely to join fellow defender Angelo Ogbonna on the sidelines.

    Choose your Brighton XI

    Who makes your West Ham line-up?

  12. Dawson and Rice make Europa dream teampublished at 16:29 20 May

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