Declan Rice returned and West Ham showed a lot but one of David Moyes’ former players may have looked crushed by his top four hopes.
A late goal from Danny Welbeck from the Percy Tau feed gave Brighton and Hove Albion an edge that West Ham United could only respond once to a 1-1 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion at Amex Stadium on Saturday.
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Welbeck’s goal was his sixth of the season and the 50th goal in the Premier League, nine of which came when Moyes was his boss at Manchester United.
Brighton – already safe – gets its 38th mark, 11 clear of the bottom three.
But said Benrahma finally got his first West Ham goal to claim a point for the Irons, with 59 points good for sixth place, with two matches remaining.
The Irons should be very concerned about what’s behind them, as Tottenham and Everton could join them on points with a win this weekend.
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Three things we learned from Brighton – West Hamo
1. Late fireworks reward patience: Brighton and West Ham both fulfilled the goal in 80 minutes and Seagull’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh and West Ham’s Said Benrahma were very good. But it was Percy Tau of South Africa who helped Brighton break first through the ball to Welbeck for a calm, experienced finish. Then it was Benrahma, who was unlucky all year, taking two points off Seagull to put one in the Iron’s column with the end of the 87th minute. worth the wait? It is possible!
2. West Ham say goodbye to the Champions League, now about that Europa League and about Deccan Rice? West Ham needed to win as Sunday’s home victories were for Tottenham and Everton over the Wolves and Sheffield United respectively, giving the three teams two points each with 59 points. West Ham has West Brom and Southampton, Spurs have Villa and Leicester City, and Everton get Wolves and Man City.
What do you think, Declan Rice, Irons’ best player and potential transfer target for some of the biggest clubs in the world?
“It’s obviously terrible because we had the Champions League,” Rice said. “And we can’t see other teams, it’s up to us. If you want to compete for the Champions League, you have to win. Thought we were dominating the game to be honest with you, but we missed many chances. “
3. Benrahma set his feet: He has not found his role as a focal point for Moyes, but said that Benrahma has been increasingly effective in his quest for his first PL goal. He got one and could have one assist (or two, given his two crucial passes) on the first day in the match, he did more in 26 minutes, which was over 90. He is more comfortable late in the season. Will it debut a breakout sophomore season in the Premier League?
Man of the match: Benrahma said