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FIVE KEY MOMENTS: WEST HAM UNITED

4 February 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Jose Izquierdo's stunning effort beats West Ham goalkeeper Adrian.

Brighton & Hove Albion secured their sixth Premier League victory of the season against West Ham United on Saturday afternoon, as they won 3-1 at the Amex Stadium - and here are five key moments from the game.

Murray perfect ten


Glenn Murray took his goal tally to ten in all competitions when he scored the opening goal at the Amex. After being sent through by Pascal Gross, Murray opened his body and slotted the ball past Adrian to send Albion's supporters into raptures.

Murray now has eight Premier League goals this season, making it his most clinical in the division so far.

Izquierdo's carbon copy

Jose Izquierdo scored the crucial second goal for Albion at a pivotal time in the second half. His curling effort from the corner of the penalty area is sure to be a goal-of-the-month contender, and arguably one of the greatest goals ever scored at the Amex.

Manager Chris Hughton had this to say about the memorable moment: “Sometimes these games take a special goal to break the deadlock. Our second goal not only gave us the lead but it lifted the stadium."

Killer third

Pascal Gross’ excellent debut season for Chris Hughton’s side continued after he made it five goals and six assists for the season. Davy Propper found the German midfielder on the edge box, before he swivelled and rifled the ball into the bottom corner. The third goal was crucial for Albion to relieve the pressure on the Seagulls going into the final quarter of an hour.

Goal-saving clearance

Shane Duffy made an excellent goal-line clearance just before half-time from Sam Byram’s header. Aaron Cresswell was causing a few problems down the left and his cross to the far post found Byram, whose header was blocked by Duffy. The Hammers were starting to create some dangerous chances before the break and this was an important block to keep the score at 1-1.

Could have been March more

Solly March won a penalty in midweek against Southampton and caused a few problems off the bench at the Amex. Beram Keyal forced Adrian into a save in the 90th minute and the ball fell to March with the goal gaping, but he couldn’t find the back of the net. This should give Hughton plenty of encouragement going into key matches against Stoke City and Swansea City.


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