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4 February 2018

Paul Hazlewood
West Ham United manager David Moyes at the Amex Stadium.

West Ham United manager David Moyes admitted his team were beaten by the better side at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Brighton & Hove Albion secured a 3-1 victory in the Premier League.

The Hammers were on a six-game unbeaten run before their visit to the south coast, and Moyes had no complaints about Albion’s deserved victory, after goals from Glenn Murray, Jose Izquierdo and Pascal Gross won it for the Seagulls.

He said, “Today [Saturday] wasn’t very good. Our performance didn’t merit a result. Brighton were the better team in the end.

“At half-time we had fought our way back into the game, but they scored a worldy to make it 2-1, which made it very difficult. I think prior to that we hadn’t done enough anyway.

“I’m disappointed with the defeat. We’ve been on a really good run recently and we’ve picked up points and stuck at games.

“But we were never really in the game. We gave the first one away, we gave the third one away and I think we should have dealt with the ball from the corner before the second goal.”

West Ham had a number of players out injured for the match against Chris Hughton’s men, but Moyes resisted the temptation to make excuses, before assessing the competitive battle to avoid relegation this season.

“Brighton played in midweek as well, so there’s no excuse for it, and we’re not going to look for excuses because we’ve got injured players.

“Every club has got injured players and the quicker we get them back, it will help us.”

“I’ve said for a while that any given team on any day could beat each other in the bottom half of the league, but on another day, there will be draws and points taken off each other.

“It’s going to be tight. We’re all working hard together. We’re in a difficult position and we’ve got to make sure we stay away from the bottom end.”

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