West Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League dangle on a thread after they made it 1-1 towards Brighton at Amex on Saturday.
David Moye’s facet are actually 5 factors behind Chelsea in fourth place with simply two video games left after Danny Welbeck and Mentioned Benrahma awaited late objectives.
The Hammers have been near taking the lead midway via the primary half when Michail Antonio bought probably the most expert hand at Aaron Cresswell’s cross, however it was not sufficient to level it at objective.
Whereas Brighton dominated the ball, West Ham continued to get it to raised areas, with Antonio continually lurking in Seagull’s field. Additionally they had a number of handball appeals rejected by referee Andre Marriner when the hosts held on.
Welbeck thought he had gained it for Brighton | Pool / Getty Pictures
Brighton confirmed extra battle after the break, and Alireza Jahanbakhsh was just a few inches from giving them the lead after hitting Lukasz Fabianski to an extended ball excessive, however his effort sailed simply broad.
In time, Craig Dawson ran out at the highest of the Brighton field, however his free-kick went simply broad.
And Brighton went straight to the opposite finish and made them pay, as substitute Percy Tau performed in Welbeck to take into consideration Fabianski with simply over 5 minutes left.
Mentioned Benrahma gave West Ham some hope when he fired his first objective for the membership from attain later to equalize, however they’d to accept a draw.
Robert Sanchez right here, don’t do his finest to conceal from the cameras NEIL HALL / Getty Pictures
Robert Sanchez (GK) – 6/10 – Had a few nervous moments however at all times compensated instantly with huge saves or claims on the ball.
Ben White (CB) – 7/10 – Some essential blocks, particularly in the course of the first half.
Adam Webster (CB) – 6/10 – Introduced the ball out from the again as common however with little impact.
Dan Burn (CB) – 7/10 – Surprisingly first rate on the ball and was imperious within the air.
Bissouma has been linked to a transfer away | Mike Hewitt / Getty Pictures
Pascal Gross (RWB) – 6/10 – Didn’t look actually pure out of place however put in shift anyway.
Steven Alzate (CM) – 5/10 – Saved the ball in movement however that was it.
Yves Bissouma (CM) – 6/10 – Preventing when he wanted to be and was nicely disciplined after an early yellow card.
Jakub Moder (LWB) – 6/10 – Good on the ball however lacked a vanguard.
Welbeck’s end was pretty | Mike Hewitt / Getty Pictures
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (RW) – 6/10 – Made Brighton’s most harmful openings in the primary hour, however they have been not so clear.
Danny Welbeck (CF) – 7/10 – Dropped deeper and deeper because the sport continued in hopes of truly seeing the ball. Lastly bought a likelihood with simply over 5 minutes left and took it.
Leandro Trossard (LW) – 5/10 – Very quiet efficiency from Belgium’s worldwide.
Adam Lallana (CM) – 6/10Percy Tau (RW) – 7/10 – Nice help, a lot to the delight of Brighton’s newfound South African successors.
Andi Zaqiri (LW) – N / A
Dawson missed a large likelihood for West Ham to 0-0 | Mike Hewitt / Getty Pictures
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 6/10 – Had little to do besides a few duels with Jahanbakhsh in the course of the second half.
Vladimir Coufal (RB) – 7/10 – Wonderful at each ends of the pitch. Appears extra like Pablo Zabaleta than Pablo Zabaleta who truly performed for West Ham.
Craig Dawson (CB) – 6/10 – Take care of every part that’s thrown at him, not that there was a lot of it. Missed a free header late on the factors degree.
Angelo Ogbonna (CB) – 6/10 – Ditto. Brighton barely threatened via the center (till the 84th minute).
Aaron Cresswell (LB) – 7/10 – As Coufal was threatening in the longer term and tough to hit defensively.
Rice returned from harm Pool / Getty Pictures
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 6/10 – Considered one of the Czechs’ quieter nights this season.
Declan Rice (CM) – 7/10 – Seemed sharp when he returned from harm, was essential to lock Brighton down.
Jesse Lingard (AM) – 7/10 – Tried to make issues occur, however towards a facet pretty much as good defensively as Brighton it was a troublesome query.
Antonio was a nuisance | Pool / Getty Pictures
Jarrod Bowen (RW) – 5/10 – Nothing to be aware. Crocheted early within the second half.
Michail Antonio (CF) – 7/10 – Had the perfect openings within the sport, however didn’t comply with up a full of life first half.
Pablo Fornals (LW) – 6/10 – Brighton virtually opened with an excellent flip in the primary 45, however couldn’t get a shot away.
Mentioned Benrahma (RW) – 7/10 – Scored his first objective for West Ham and it was an enormous objective.