West Ham head coach David Moyes commented on Brighton’s 0-2 defeat.
“Disappointed because we didn’t win. Everything was good, but missed twice under very bad circumstances. The penalty was a turning point, we started well and held them back a bit, but we lacked that quality, didn’t hold the ball when we had it. Up to this point, we have not worked badly.
The same situation was in the second half. We came back into the game and looked menacing, but the second goal was deadly, we were punished. Brighton are a good team. Indeed, I thought that today we performed better against them in some moments than in the past, but the result does not show this,” – Moyes told the BBC.
West Ham started the new season with two defeats without scoring a single goal, and in the previous round the team lost to newcomer Nottingham. Of course, David Moyes wanted to stop this unfortunate series. The match against Brighton in London looked like a great opportunity to secure the first points, but the game did not go according to the plan of the hosts – already in the 20th minute, Kerer brought a penalty against the Hammers. McAllister confidently implemented it. 0:1.
The hosts did not create anything in the first half, being seriously inferior to Brighton in all respects. After the break, the Hammers became more active and even had a few shots, but there were still no chances. A punishment came in the 66th minute: Trossard received a pass from Gross, went one on one with Fabianski and easily shot past him – 0:2.
West Ham capitulated, suffering a third defeat in a row and sinking to the bottom of the table. Brighton has risen to the Champions League zone.