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West Ham vs Brighton Play to a 0-0 Draw

by: EdwardB


West Ham United’s three consecutive wins in the English Premier League came to an end on January 2 when they drew 0-0 with Brighton & Hove Albion at home. The match was marked by a lack of scoring opportunities and both teams had to settle for a point each. The game was played at the London Stadium and the final outcome was fair.

Managers Reflection

David Moyes, the manager of West Ham, was pleased with the team’s recent performance, despite drawing in their latest match. He reflected on the success of the Christmas period, where they won three games and drew one against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Manchester United, and Arsenal. Moyes acknowledged that they were fortunate in some moments during the games, but overall, he had no complaints and was content with the results.

Assessment of the Match

Moyes acknowledged Brighton’s commendable performance, stating, “I thought Brighton played very well and were the better team. When you are playing really good teams, as we have been, especially in this Christmas period, we’ve had to be really compact defensively and as organized as we can be. Tonight we just lacked the quality that might make the difference at the other end of the pitch.”

Match Highlights

The match saw few highlights, with Pascal Gross missing a crucial opportunity shortly before half-time when his header was saved by West Ham’s goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. Adam Lallana also went close to securing a late victory for Brighton, but the game ultimately concluded in a goalless draw.

Team Positions and Player Absences

West Ham football team was missing some of their important players, Mohammed Kudus and Lucas Paqueta due to injury. The team seemed content with securing a point which allowed them to maintain their sixth position in the league with 34 points from 20 games. Meanwhile, Brighton football team was able to secure their first clean sheet of the season in the league. This propelled them above West Ham and into seventh place on goal difference, boasting 31 points.

Looking Ahead to the New Year

Both teams can look forward to the New Year with optimism, despite the match not being a classic encounter. They still have a chance at European honors and a challenge for a top-six place in the Premier League. The spirits of both sides weren’t dampened by the draw.

Player Comments

James Milner, a 37-year-old midfielder for Brighton, expressed disappointment despite the team’s solid performance. He said, “We controlled the game and created enough chances, but it was disappointing from our point of view.” Milner added that the team did well, especially given the fact that a couple of players who haven’t had much football were returning.

Managers Satisfaction

Brighton’s manager, Roberto de Zerbi, was happy with his team’s defense tactics during their match against West Ham. He was pleased that they prevented West Ham from winning their first top-flight game at home against Brighton since 1983. De Zerbi said that his team played a great game and deserved to win. During the match, Brighton played a smart game by focusing on not conceding a counter-attack. De Zerbi believed that this was important because West Ham best quality is counter-attack.


The 0-0 draw might not have provided the excitement fans hoped for, but the result leaves both West Ham and Brighton in a promising position as they navigate the challenges that lie ahead in the Premier League. The New Year brings renewed hope and aspirations for success on both fronts.

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