Premier League
Brighton & Hove Albion 1 West Ham United 0

Friday, 5th October 2018
by Staff Writer

West Ham's four-game unbeaten run came to a disappointing end as Glenn Murray's early goal was enough to condemn Manuel Pellegrini's side to their first defeat in five games.

Brighton, who had previously won just once in the Premier League this season recorded their first clean sheet of the campaign on a night when the Hammers never truly threatened Mat Ryan's goal, despite dominating possession.

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The only goal of the game came in the 25th minute as Brighton caught West Ham on the counter; a deep cross from the right saw a totally unmarked Murray head home for a fourth successive match against the Hammers.

West Ham went on to waste a succession of good chances,none more so than when Fabian Balbuena failed to find the target from six yards with an unchallenged header.

The Hammers drop to 15th in the Premier League as a result, three places and a point behind Albion who rise to 12th following tonight's victory.

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West Ham Utd: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Noble (Snodgrass 83), Obiang (Antonio 59), Yarmolenko (Lucas 70), Felipe Anderson, Arnautovic.

Subs not used: Adrian, Fredericks, Cresswell, Ogbonna.

Booked: Arnautovic, Snodgrass.

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Bruno, Bong, Duffy, Dunk, Kayal, Knockaert, Jahanbakhsh (Izquierdo 70), Murray, March (Locadia 86), Propper (Bissouma 80).

Subs not used: Button, Andone, Balogun, Bernardo.

Goals: Murray (25).

Booked: Duffy, Jahanbakhsh, Kayal.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Attendance: 30,544

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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski



Pablo Zabaleta



Arthur Masuaku



Issa Diop



Fabian Balbuena



Declan Rice



Mark Noble



Felipe Anderson



Pedro Obiang



Andriy Yarmolenko



Marko Arnautovic




Substitutes

Robert Snodgrass



Michail Antonio



Grady Diangana



Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
Did not play.


Ryan Fredericks
Did not play.


Angelo Ogbonna
Did not play.


Lucas Perez
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Pablo Zabaleta, Arthur Masuaku, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson, Pedro Obiang, Andriy Yarmolenko, Marko Arnautovic.

Goals: Felipe Anderson 5 Victor Lindelof OG 43 Marko Arnautovic 74              .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Brighton & Hove Albion: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: .

Sent off: None.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: tbc.