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  1. Brighton are yet to win in the league in 2018 (D2, L2)
  2. West Ham are unbeaten in their last six Premier League matches (W4, D2)
  3. Kick-off - 15:00 GMT

Live Reporting

By Luke Reddy

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adios...

    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    So Brighton have a first win since before Christmas, while West Ham's fans will be deeply frustrated. It's fair to say their side weren't great.

    Match of the Day tonight will be all the richer for that Jose Izquierdo goal, keep an eye out for it.

    For now though I am bowing out. Thank you for your company. The match report is available by clicking here.

    Have a top Saturday night and if you want more football, our live text of the evening fixture is rolling now.


    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    A job well done for the home side. Richly deserved.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Gaetan Bong has been great today and he blocks a Michail Antonio shot at the death. A real bundle of energy the lad.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at AMEX Stadium

    West Ham have not had a decent effort on target since they equalised in the first half.

    Sam Byram and Gaetan Bong
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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Some of the home fans are darting early. They want to get home for Saturday night chippy tea. Tradition round your way too?

    Brighton are officially in second gear here, easing over the line.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Brighton almost add a fourth as Beram Kayal twists in the area and shoots against the legs of Adrian. The rebound is inviting for Solly March but he guides his shot over. The two substitutes looking to get on the scoresheet.

    We have four minutes of added time.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Signs held up in the away end criticise West Ham's board. There's frustration over the club's transfer activity it seems. They have packed little punch today that's for sure.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Jose Izquierdo tries to score another stunner from range but this time gets it wrong. This game is edging towards a slow finish now as Leonardo Ulloa heads wide.

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    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    West Ham have barely been in the Brighton half since the home side went 2-1 up. They get into that territory now but Joao Mario crosses high and with little threat, allowing Mat Ryan to gather easily.


    Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Pascal Gross is in behind again with West Ham sleeping. He goes with the outside of his foot but Adrian gets a strong hand to it. Great save.

  11. GOAL - Brighton 3-1 West Ham

    Pascal Gross

    That's how you punish a mistake.

    James Collins gives the ball away in his own half. With one pass it's at the feet of Pascal Gross and he digs an effort out with his right peg, drilling it past Adrian from 20 yards.

    A thumper.

    Big goal and a big win?

    Pascal Gross scores for Brighton
    Pascal Gross scores for Brighton
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    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    Brighton build an attack - again down the left. Eventually Pascal Gross has a dig from 18 yards but he pulls it a little wide. Good play by the home side again.

    In comes a corner, Shane Duffy is interested... headed away by Pablo Zabaleta.


    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    January signing Leonardo Ulloa gets a great reception as he replaces Glenn Murray for Brighton.

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    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    You can see from the average positions players have taken up below that Brighton (left) have been that bit more expansive. West Ham's shape with three at the back was a bit confused for me.

    You can see that the home side have repeatedly pushed Gaetan Bong (3) up from full-back. He has contributed to some of those West Ham midfielders like Pablo Zabaleta (5) spending time towards the right flank.

    Brighton 2-1 West Ham
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    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    There's not a lot coming from West Ham. Still much of the game is played in their own half but the play is fragmented at the moment. It's as if Brighton don't know whether to stick or twist.

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    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    Ezequiel Schelotto gallops down the right flank and teases a cross in beautifully which Pascal Gross heads over. A decent chance.

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    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    José Izquierdo gets on the ball 35 yards out. "Shoot" comes the cry from the home fans. He doesn't and elects to keep the ball. The home side have all the momentum here.

    Michail Antonio comes on for Declan Rice. That will mean West Ham will do away with a back three.

    Jose Izquierdo
  18. Change coming...

    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    Chris Hughton went a bit mad when that José Izquierdo strike hit the net. I'm talking two-handed fist pumps, the full repertoire.

    His opposite number David Moyes is about to send Michail Antonio on.

  19. 'Wonderful'

    Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at AMEX Stadium

    That's one of the goals of the season. José Izquierdo is cautioned for his celebrations. What a wonderful goal.

    Jose Izquierdo scores for Brighton
  20. GOAL - Brighton 2-1 West Ham

    José Izquierdo

    WHAT. A. GOAL.

    As West Ham clear a corner to the side of their area José Izquierdo chases it to retrieve the ball. Will he load it back in? He's thinking of a shot... pick it out.

    From the left side of the area - on the angle of the penalty box - he curls the ball right-footed into the far top corner.

    There could be two goalkeepers in there and that's going in. Stunning.

    Jose Izquierdo scores for Brighton