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Arsenal 4, West Ham 1. Thank Goodness For Ashley Barnes.

Since it’s the only thing anyone wants to or is talking about, I’ll chime in about Wenger. First of all, without meaning to sound disrespectful, I really don’t care that he is leaving. If anything, I took a sick satisfaction from watching a club as massive as Arsenal handle something that monumentaly so poorly. You wonder if somehow David Sullivan, David Gold, and Karen Brady had a hand in it. “Hey, Gunners. We screw up all the time. Just do what we do and all will be pear shaped in no time”.

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At the end of the day, the result was pretty much what we expected.

After a few minutes of West Ham having a bit of possession, the likely tone of the match took over. Arsenal had the ball, attacked West Ham, and won two corners. The second came inches away from an opening goal for Arsenal when a Koscielny header went just wide.

West Ham showed a bit of quality in the 11th minute when Mario threaded a ball into the box that Fernandes just missed running on to. Minutes later Mario played the ball through the legs of Mustafi before sending a low shot that Ospina handled easily. West Ham stayed on the front foot with Arnautovic as the focal point. First Mustafi timed his tackle well to stop West Ham’s main man before he could get a shot off. A minute later a long ball was misplayed by Mustafi and landed well for Arnautovic on the left side of the Arsenal penalty area. He tried to curl a shot into the far corner but Ospina made a good save. Moments later Masuaku won a corner down the left. The delivery came to Kouyate but his header went over the top of the bar.

At that same moment I saw that Stoke took an early lead against Burnley and my stomach started to hurt.

If Fernandes has one weakness that keeps him from being a regular started for the long term, it’s his propensity to make dangerous defensive mistakes. In the 26th minute, he won the ball from Monreal but immediately lost it back and slipped while trying to recover. Monreal attacked down the left and found Welbeck at the top of the box. Welbeck unleashed a low shot that just missed the far corner.

Arsenal had a superb opportunity in the 34th minute when Rice was called for a foul on Welbeck. Xhaka took the free kick and curled it over the wall. Miraculously Hart not only punched it away but he didn’t give the ball directly back to an Arsenal player.

Gratuitous derogatory remark at Hart, check.

A minute later, Bellerin sent a cross from the right side that Welbeck did well to get a head on but he had too much to do to give Hart a difficult time and the ball went over the bar.

West Ham ended the half well with two corners. The first was won through hard work by Arnautovic and Masuaku, the second gifted by Lee Mason. When the team that’s been awarded a corner look stunned by the call, it’s a good bet that the official got it wrong. The visitors did nothing with either set piece, and Ramsay ended the half with a shot from just outside the eighteen yard box that went wide.

Halftime
Arsenal 0
West Ham 0

Arsenal opened the second half with a good chance to take the lead. In the 47th minute Lacazette chipped a cross into the West Ham box. Welbeck appeared to give Zabaleta a little shove in the back as he tried to attack the ball. The ball fell to Monreal, but his right footed shot was stopped easily by Hart. But two minutes later another ball fell to Monreal, this time from a corner, and his left footed effort beat Hart at the near post. In fairness to Hart, Masuaku was covering that post but inexplicably moved away as the shot came in. He should have cleared it off the line. Instead he put out the red carpet for it. Criminally bad play from Masuaku.

Come on Burnley….

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Arsenal 1
West Ham 0

Moyes made the move in the 60th minute that supporters screamed for against Stoke when Lanzini and Chicharito came on to replace Fernandes and Mario. Within seconds Hernandez had a chance when he put a header over the bar off a free kick. Two minutes later, Masuaku sent a cross into the box that Ospina punched out but right to Noble. The ball bounced around the area before Lanzini recovered and sent the ball to Arnautovic on the left side of the box and this time he buried it.

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Arsenal 1
West Ham 1

Hmmmmm. A goal scorer comes on and creates a chance. Then a minute later we score a goal. Pretty cool, huh?

Arsenal came millimeters away from taking the lead in the 72nd minute when Xhaka tried a long range effort that Hart got him fingertips on to send it around the bar. He did it again in the 79th when Welbeck tried a curling shot from outside the box and again, Hart used those final digits to send the ball wide.

I don’t know what Rice was thinking in the 83rd minute when Ramsay sent a floating corner into the box. He should have calmly headed it away. He could have, too. And for reasons only he knows, he ducked under the ball and it lazily rolled into the back of the net. A reminder, perhaps, that he is still a kid. Kids make mistakes. This kid, I’m reasonably sure, won’t look back at it after he goes to bed tonight.

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Arsenal 2
West Ham 1

Three minutes later, over 100 million pounds worth of strikers combined to give Arsenal a two goal lead when Aubameyan passed to Lacazette in the box and the French striker who was one David Sullivan bit of fiction from being a West Ham player buried it.

Arsenal 3
West Ham 1

Annnnndddd, he did it again a few minutes later. Details irrelevant.

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Final Score
Arsenal 4
West Ham 1

The question I would ponder, if I ponder at all, would be this. Had Rice not made that mistake, would West Ham have held on for a point? Truth be told, I doubt it. Maybe that’s just me rationalizing. West Ham’s defense fell apart after that second goal, and while I doubt it would have collapsed to the degree it did my internal West Ham meter still reads loss. Thankfully Burnley scores an equalizer and that game ended in a draw. So as it stands we are six points above the drop. It should be enough, especially if we can pick up one more point somewhere, to keep us in the Premier League.

Then we can go through this nonsense all over again next season.

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Chelsea 1, West Ham 1. One From The Hart.

I haven’t written about West Ham in quite awhile. I was at he Burnley disaster, and I wasn’t about to run back to my hotel to write about the absurdity on the pitch from players and supporters alike. Besides, my boss was in London, was subjected to that mess, and wanted to hang out afterwards anyway. Who was I to say no?

Southampton saw twenty family members descend on my home for the holidays, so with cooking to be done I was lucky to have the match on at all. To be fair, it was rather nice to just watch a good performance without having to be sure I got the details of the action correct.

For today, I wanted to start with some clever anecdote about the board and papering over the cracks, but the events prior to the match made me think twice. Then stop. After listening to the playback of the TalkSport call from that former soldier Ray Wilkins helped, I wished I had known more about him prior. My friend Neil Barnett, who I’m guessing did the on pitch presentations about him today, always spoke so highly of him. And I know this week has been somber for him and everyone at Chelsea. The world is much meaner place now, so when kind people leave us it’s just a bit colder for the rest of us.

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On to football.

Normally the sight of a grown man rubbing his own thigh would not make me sit up and take notice. So in the third minute when Arnie seemed to strain his hamstring the mood went from hopeful to “oh no” pretty quickly. It helped when Hazard’s low effort moments later skimmed past a diving Hart as well as the post to go wide.

West Ham won a corner in the seventh minute, and the method was exactly what we want to see more of. Masuaku with a cross into the box for the run of Arnautovic. The angle made it tough for the Austrian to get a good flick on it, but the intent, seeming comfort on the ball, and effort were good to see. Ten minutes later, the duo teamed up again with yet another tremendous ball into the box. For a moment I thought Arnie was going to repeat his volley from last week against Southampton. He didn’t, but won a corner nonetheless.

It takes a lot of skill to complete an accurate pass with the outside of your foot. This is a skill that Fernandez does not yet possess. When he gifted Willian with the ball thirty yards from goal with such an attempt, it was due to the good defensive play of Ogbonna and Cresswell that West Ham didn’t pay dearly for the error.

Chelsea came close to opening the scoring in the 29th minute when Hazard was kind enough to show Fernandes the skill actually needed to make that outside of the foot pass. After a give and go with Morata, Hazard darted down the left and sent the ball back to Morata with the outside of his right foot. Morata’s little redirection rolled just wide of the far post, but the match was starting to tilt in the direction of Chelsea attack, West Ham defend.

Football can be such a funny and cruel game. In the 36th minute, Hazard sent Willian in on Hart. The embattled loanee from the soon to be crowned EPL Champions slid out and made a superb save and send the ball out for a corner. The corner came to Moses outside the penalty area, and he looped the ball back into the box. Arnautovic was able to just get a foot on the ball. However he couldn’t clear it, and after making that lovely save Hart watched the ball roll slowly past him off the feeble, but effective, second attempt from Azpilicueta after a Morata header.

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Halftime
Chelsea 1
West Ham 0

Moments into the second half, Hazard and Willian again combined with a series of neat, quick passes inside the West Ham box that ended with a Willian shot rolling just wide. A minute later, down the other end, West Ham asked their first question of Curtois. It wasn’t a tough question, but after Fernandes laid the ball off for Arnautovic at the top of the Chelsea eighteen yard box he sent a low shot that the Chelsea keeper at least had to gather up.

Chelsea continued to rampage through the West Ham defense, led by Hazard, Willian, and Morata. The latter should have doubled the hosts advantage from a corner in the 55th when he beat Zabaleta to the ball, but his unchallenged header went over the bar for a goal kick. A few minutes later, after a dreadful giveaway from Masuaku, Morata had a goal disallowed for offside for the second time. At that point the MOTM for West Ham was a dead heat between the linesman and Danny Welbeck.

Soft tissue injuries. West Ham could write the bloody book on them. The 63rd minute removal of Cresswell moments after he landed awkwardly from a jump was stunning in its lack of surprise. We are West Ham. We get injured. Chelsea probably looked at Evra and thought truly terrible things about what they could now do to us.

When Chicharito came on, my best mate Jon texted me. “OMG. Hernandez sighting.” Then the announcer pointed out that Lil Pea has scored more goals against Chelsea than any other EPL club. Well, when Arnautovic got hold of the ball to the right of the Chelsea goal and had the vision to find Hernandez at the top of the box, the Blue Sea opened up and Chicharito’s curling shot found the back of the net. Please, dear lord. Make my club realize they have a goal scorer and instead of telling him to do stuff he doesn’t do, just let him do what he does sooooo well.

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Chelsea 1
West Ham 1

Joe Hart made another superb save in the 79th minute when Willian passed to Alonso at the top of the West Ham eighteen yard box. He turned and fired at goal, and if it wasn’t for Hart’s outstretched hand Chelsea would have been in front again.

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Since I write as I watch, I don’t want to be disingenuous. When Arnautovic went down, I thought penalty right away. When I watched the replay, I wasn’t as sure. But what I am reasonably sure of is this; had Hazard or Morata gone down from a similar challenge from Cresswell or Zabaleta, I would fully expect to see Kevin Friend point at the spot.

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Whatever Joe Hart was thinking about today, be it Russia or simple pride, he had his best game in years. In the 88th minute, Giroud sent a header that looked goal bound. But yet again, his outstretched hand sent the ball around the post and out for a corner.

West Ham won a corner in the 93rd minute, and for the life of me I have no idea what anybody in Claret and Blue were thinking. A short corner, and then a soft roller right to Curtois. If Chelsea had come down and scored a winner, it would have been right up there with Antonio’s blunder at Crystal Palace. But they didn’t.

Final Score
Chelsea 1
West Ham 1

When we got a point away at Spurs this year with the same scoreline, there were those who did not celebrate the point. Cough, cough….Nigel….cough, cough. Their reasoning was that to celebrate a game where we only had one shot on target is as anti West Ham as you can get. I disagreed, but I understood the thought process. Today was decidedly different. We were outplayed for long stretches to be sure. But we went for it when we could. And for that reason it’s a well earned point. We showed endeavor, a bit of skill, and good organization.

And a lot of Hart.

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Swansea 4, West Ham 1. Objectively Pathetic.

As the famous late American baseball legend Yogi Berra said, “it’s like Déjà vu all over again”.

I remember last season at around the same time, or maybe later, we played Swansea at home. It was a game that if we won, things looked ok. If we lost, things looked bleak. I couldn’t watch because I had to be in Manhattan to do something regarding my fathers estate. When the scores app on my phone dinged, I remember the abject terror I felt as I reached into my pocket. I also remember the feeling of relief, as if someone pulled a thorn or wasp stinger from my neck, when I saw it was Kouyate who had scored. Waking up to the news that two central defenders were out due to illness and injury didn’t fill me with optimism, but hearing that Hernandez would return to the first eleven helped a wee bit. Despite having to play Sherpa for my daughter and watching the second half on my phone in the car while writing on my IPad, I persevered through my anxiety to watch and report on today’s Uber Crucial match at The Liberty Stadium. That was a bad call on my part in the end. I still wrote while I watched, so thus here it is. But I decided not to torture myself or any of you more than needed by including photos of the massacre.

A lot has been made not only of Arnautovic’s goals, but his marauding runs at the defense that often cause them to panic. The first semi opportunity of the match came in the sixth minute when Noble sent a ball into Swansea’s end of the pitch for Marko to run down. It forced Mawson to put it out for a corner. The Hammers couldn’t capitalize, and moments later they would regret it. Swansea came back down, and Andre Ayew laid the ball off for Ki. The South Korean midfielder that was on our radar in January sent a low shot that looked to take forever to get through the crowd in the box. For that reason it didn’t initially look too worrisome. When it rolled past a seemingly static Adrian and into the net, the worry was very real.

Swansea 1
West Ham 0

Swansea kept up the attack in the 16th minute when Ki won a free kick 30 yards from goal. He sent a lobbed cross into the box that Mawson was able to head towards Adrian and force a corner. The delivery came into the box, bounced around, and landed at the feet of Fernandez right in front of Adrian. The keeper made the initial stop, and when Fernandez got the ball back it looked headed into the net for a second Swansea goal. But Rice cleared the ball off the line. The relief of that moment was quickly replaced by the agony of seeing Reid down with a knee injury that saw him stretchered off and replaced by Byram. On the bright side, Fonte lost 8-0 on his debut in China.

By the time the first forty five was half over, the number of little skirmishes had reached a point where the idea of either team finishing with eleven looked less and less likely. Not that it would matter, because in the 32nd minute van deer Hoorn beat Rice to get on the end of a corner and head it past a shell shocked Adrian.

Swansea 2
West Ham 0

My best mate Jon texted me to announce he had seen enough and was done for the day. I gave it some thought. We looked inept. Apathetic. Asleep, even. Even with sixty percent of the ball we seemed unlikely to score if we played against nine men for a week. To highlight at least my lethargy, when Noble was shown yellow for no contact on King, I wasn’t even fazed.

In the second minute of ten minutes of added time, Kouyate lost the ball in midfield. It’s hard to describe exactly how. He was alone, and then the ball bounced from his foot to his chest and then to a guy in white. You probably wouldn’t see that in FIFA. The ball rolled to Ki, who let fly from 30 yards but it went high over the bar. Then Arnautovic was called for a foiled born clearly from frustration.

I know how he felt.

Halftime
Swansea 2
West Ham 0

I was in the car talking to Nigel when Swansea scored their third. He told me we were unlucky in that Adrian made the initial save off the corner. But, he pointed out, Ayew got a head on the ball without even jumping in what he called “shocking defending”. I parked my car at my daughters school and reluctantly put the game back on.

West Ham should have pulled one back in the 58th minute when Arnautovic was played in by Noble. But instead of taking a quick shot with his left he tried to play the ball back to his right foot, and by the time he did Fabianski read it perfectly and stopped it with ease.

On the day when everything that could go wrong did go wrong, Kouyate got a leg into Andre Ayew in the box and down he went. Atkinson pointed at the spot, the other Ayew slammed it home, and I turned it off. Twitter told me about Antonio.

Final Score
Swansea 4
West Ham 1

If we do go down, it will be nothing less than our Board deserve. But I cannot help but think that they will find a way to benefit from that, and that’s what irks me the most. Remember that idiotic interview Sullivan gave to Jacob Steinberg in which he heaped praise upon himself for coming back up after relegation? As if it was not a blight on his record? It’s like watching a crook profit, or the bully be popular at school. The very idea of basic fairness flies out the window.

I only wish Sullivan, Brady, and Gold would follow.

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Liverpool 4, West Ham 1. Damage Contol Day.

I drove 50 mph in a 35 zone to make it home for kickoff. I had to take care of some paperwork for my dads estate in order to send documents to Manhattan for Monday morning. Considering I expected absolutely nothing from today I don’t know why I risked legal troubles for sure pain. But I made it. Maybe I should have stayed out.

There was a lot of talk prior to the match that Hernandez deserved to keep his spot in the first eleven. In theory I agreed with the sentiment. But at the same time, we have been out our best with Arnautovic and Lanzini working together up top. Add to that logic the need for an extra midfielder to limit Liverpool’s space in that area of the pitch and it all made sense, even if it was a bit unfair to Chicharito. In the end, however, it also was irrelevant.

Liverpool came inches away from scoring an early goal in the third minute. Firmino attacked from the left, and fed Salah in the box. The Egyptian goal scoring machine took advantage of Ogbonna’s apparent fear of challenging him and found space between the two central defenders. His low shot hit the inside of the far post and bounced back into the box, but West Ham were able to clear for a corner. Minutes later, Van Dyke got on the end of a Milner corner but his header went right to Adrian.

I got a text from my best mate Jon in the 8th minute. “They are going to score ten on us today” he said. I thought he was nuts. Five was more like it.

With virtually no possession, and not much better passing accuracy when we did have it, Arnautovic broke alone on a counter in the 15th minute and tried to chip the ball over Karius. He almost succeeded. The ball floated over the keepers hand and bounced off the crossbar. Moments later, Zabaleta sent a ball through the box that Lanzini came inches away from poking in.

By the time the first half reached its halfway point, the Hammers looked a bit more involved. Or at least we didn’t look like we were being bullied in the school yard. We tracked back, tackled well, and even kept the ball for a few passes. Sometimes small favors are the most you can ask for. And when you do that, danger is often right around the corner. For West Ham, that manifested itself in the 29th minute when Emre Can flew over Collins on a corner and easily won a header that he put past Adrian.

Liverpool 1
West Ham 0

It should have been a second for the home side when Robertson sent a superb cross from the left side of the box that met the run of Salah at the far post, but his header went over the bar.

To West Ham’s credit, they didn’t roll over and die for the remainder of the half. In the 41st minute, Arnautovic took the ball after a give and go with Evra near the top of the Liverpool eighteen yard box. He looked for a pass, but then seemed to shrug his shoulders and say “why the hell not” to himself and let fly. Karius had to dive and extend his hand to tip the shot over the bar.

Halftime
Liverpool 1
West Ham 0

It’s hard enough to watch your team concede a goal, one that likely means the day is over. It’s that much harder when the action started with what should have been a good opportunity for us. Arnautovic, around whom everything good seems to revolve, went on a lovely run down the right. He made it into the box, but then it all broke down. Mario tried to breathe life into the action, but before you knew it Liverpool had pressed West Ham back to midfield. Then they won the ball. Then they worked to it Salah in the box. Then Salah put a shot between Cresswell’s legs and past Adrian. Poof. Opportunity transformed to disaster.

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Liverpool 2
West Ham 0

In the 55th minute, Firmino sent Mane into the box with a deft pass off the side of his right foot. Mane tried to beat Adrian between the legs but the Spaniard smothered it. But minutes later, Adrian’s goal kick got hung up in the wind and Liverpool were back to the races. The race turned out to be between Firmino and Adrian. The West Ham keeper rushed out to try to clear a long pass, but missed. Firmino didn’t miss, and rolled the ball into the empty net.

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Liverpool 3
West Ham 0

The third Liverpool goal became even more painful moments later when Kouyate won the ball at midfield and sent Antonio on a run down the right. Antonio sent a low ball towards goal that looked like a cross to the onrushing Arnautovic. Instead it became a shot, and a shot that scored. The many what ifs raced through my caffeine fortified brain.

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Liverpool 3
West Ham 1

The 74th minute should have seen Liverpool on four goals. Mane played Cresswell like a drum on the line, and played himself onside. All alone in front of Adrian, Mane put his low shot off the outside of the post and wide. But moments later, he got on the end of a low cross from Robertson and put the ball over Adrian. I put my IPad away as well.

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Final Score
Liverpool 4
West Ham 1

From a purely pragmatic standpoint, the worst news of the day was Gabbiadini’s late goal for Southampton. Prior to that, the bottom three hadn’t gained any ground on us. But even with that, we started the day four points clear and ended it three points above the drop. While that isn’t the type of news that I want to consider as good, I have no choice but to accept it.

I, for one, want today in my rear view mirror.

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Brighton 3, West Ham 1. Shot Down By Birds.

The last few days in Claret & Blue have been depressing, infuriating, and predictable. All in equal measure. Whatever small level of patience I had for the current regime vanished when I turned out the lights to go to sleep on Wednesday night. The lack of business, and the absurd reasons given for that, insulted the basic intelligence of every West Ham supporter. To use the “no time for a medical” lie two times in a twelve month span is almost psychotic. The Tony Henry story was farcical. Both for the hideous nature of the comments, and the ineptitude of Henry for making them in a world where everything you say can easily be disseminated in seconds. So sitting down to watch the match today felt more like a chore than a pleasure. Whose fault is that? We all know.

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West Ham were fortunate not to have Byram enter the referee’s book in the early moments when he delivered a hip check that would have earned rave reviews from my former fellow season ticket holders for The New York Rangers. Bong went down with a bang, but all Brighton got was a set piece that West Ham handled well.

Javier Hernandez admitted yesterday that he had wanted to leave in the recently closed window. I can’t say that I blame him. But I do blame him for a giveaway that led to a quick Brighton counter. Cresswell tried to one up Byram in the ice hockey challenge by tripping Knockaert from behind near the center circle, a tackle that I think could have seen red on another day. The referee played the advantage, and Brighton took full advantage. Gross took the ball from Knockaert and fed Murray alone in the box. The man always seems to score against us, so why not today?

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Brighton 1
West Ham 0

After the goal, West Ham looked like they wanted to settle down and play for a professional 1-0 loss. Brighton swarmed like a team that knew exactly what they wanted and how they would get it. They sprayed passes around the West Ham penalty area, making both Byram and Cresswell look more than just uncomfortable as wingbacks. The Hammers overall looked like a team that didn’t want to be there. I wanted the whole day to end as quickly as possible.

West Ham had their first real threatening moment of the match in the 25th minute when Cresswell did well to send a cross into the box from a tight area. Byram got to it in front of goal, but his header lacked pace and went more down than forward. Duffy cleared it, and instead of a level scoreline it remained 1-0 to the hosts.

Moments later Brighton thought they had a shout for hand ball. Bong sent a low cross into the box that found Knockaert in front of goal. His one timer went right into Ogbonna’s arm, but Roger East was right there and waved off the penalty claim straight away.

Despite my earlier comments about Chicharito, I’ve never doubted that under the right circumstance Lil Pea could be a valuable asset for us. The 30th minute showed why. Hernandez started an attack with a pass to Noble twenty yards out. The Captain passed it right to Mario in the box, who barely had the ball for a millisecond before feeding Hernandez in the box. Even after his initial opportunity dissipated, Chicharito broke to his right and found the upper left hand corner of the goal.

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Brighton 1
West Ham 1

The hosts should have regained the lead a minute or so later when Noble and Ogbonna got in each others way trying to clear a cross in the West Ham penalty area. The ball came right to Knockaert in front of goal, but he sent his shot over the bar.

West Ham finished the first half far better than they started it, with Cresswell sending two quality crosses into the box. With a little luck, either Mario or Byram would have scored. Then the visitors earned a free kick on the right side of the Brighton penalty area, followed by a corner. They almost paid for another defensive misstep by Byram that allowed Brighton to break with a pasture of space to work with, but Zabaleta got a crucial toe in to break it up.

Halftime
Brighton 1
West Ham 1

The second half started with a lot of nothing, done very quickly. The ball looked to move up and down the pitch quickly, but with very little purpose. Like everyone had a bit too much coffee during the break. The first opportunity of any kind came in the 59th minute when Rice was forced to put the ball out for a corner. The initial delivery went nowhere. But seconds later, West Ham were struck by lightning for the second time this season when Izquierdo repeated his wonder strike from the 3-0 win at The London Stadium with a curler into the top left corner.

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Brighton 2
West Ham 1

Brighton were on the attack again in the 67th minute when Schelotto went on a run down the right. His cross found Gross in the box, but the shot went high over the bar to see the chance wasted.

Brighton moved the ball around the West Ham box in the 74th minute, with Izquierdo combining with Gross before the his shot was deflected out for a corner. But a few minutes later, Collins gave the ball away with a bad clearance. Gross took over near the top of the box and sent a low shot past Adrian.

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Brighton 3
West Ham 1

A few minutes later, Gross was sent in again down the right. Everyone but the German international thought the flag would go up. It didn’t, and it took a fine save from Adrian to prevent Brighton from scoring a fourth.

I wonder if somewhere around the 84th minute, Mario thought to himself “glad it’s only a loan”.

Final Score
Brighton 3
West Ham 1

Not that I had any delusions we would not be dragged back down into a relegation fight, it’s still unpleasant to actually be in it. For real. When the season began, I looked at the two matches against Brighton as six points to be had.

I just had the wrong team.

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