Brighton vs West Ham Review


Brighton got back to winning ways on the Friday night football against West Ham United at The Amex with a narrow 1-0 victory.

The only goal of the game came in the 25th minute, when Beram Kayal got down the left wing and picked out the unmarked Glenn Murray, who tapped home to take him to 99 goals for Brighton.

Albion did have the ball in the back of the net in the 89th minute, when Jose Izquierdo cut inside and took a shot which Lucas Fabianski parried out and Jurgen Locadia tapped home, but unfortunately he was half a yard offside.

Murray on fine form

Murray came back into the side against West Ham and continued on his great form this season. The winner against The Hammers was his fifth goal this season and as I mentioned earlier his 99th goal for Brighton over two stints at the club.

At 35 years of age, Murray is showing that he can still score goals in the top flight of English football.

Even in this great form, Murray is still being overlooked for a place in the England squad by strikers like Danny Welbeck, who has only scored one goal in the Premier League this season.

Murray is proving to be a real thorn in West Ham’s side with him now have scored four goals in his last four games against West Ham.

If this is not bad enough for West Ham fans, Murray has scored six goals in his career against West Ham, so he certainly enjoys playing against The Hammers.

Jahanbakhsh enjoys first Premier League start

Alireza Jahanbakhsh made his first Premier League start for The Seagulls and he certainly impressed.

The Iranian winger had a shot outside the box which was well saved by Fabianski and a volley from inside the box, which went over the bar.

He also played a big part in the goal, making a run across the front post and dragging Issa Diop out to mark him, leaving Murray unmarked to tap home.

He was taken off in the 70th minute for Jose Izquierdo, but there is plenty to look forward to from the Iranian winger as he adjusts to the English game.

Seagulls keep first clean sheet of the season

One of the key things from the win was the fact that Brighton kept a clean sheet, their first of this season.

This is certainly a big bonus heading into the international break, with a win and a clean sheet under their belt.


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