Fri. Sep 29th, 2023

West Ham surged to the highest of the Premier League with a tactically astute 3-1 victory over Brighton, whose profitable begin to the season went up in smoke.

Contemporary from a 3-1 win over Chelsea, the Hammers performed with the proper mixture of defensive decision and attacking guile to trigger an upset on the south coast. James Ward-Prowse received them up and working after an error from Aaron Webster earlier than Jarrod Bowen doubled the lead with a mesmerising counter-attack aim.

The bulldozing Michail Antonio added a 3rd earlier than Pascal Gross gave Roberto De Zerbi’s beforehand excellent facet a sniff of a comeback however David Moyes’ workforce stood agency underneath strain with Alphonse Areola making 9 saves in complete.

The victory leaves them prime of the Premier League – above Tottenham on targets scored – for simply the eighth day of their historical past.

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Saturday 2nd September 5:00pm

Kick off 5:30pm

Brighton face a difficult begin to September, beginning with a house sport in opposition to Newcastle subsequent Saturday, stay on Saturday Evening Soccer with kick-off at 5.30pm. The Seagulls then journey to Manchester United on September 16 after the worldwide break, kick-off 3pm.

West Ham face a visit to Kenilworth Street to play Luton City on Friday, stay on Sky Sports activities with kick-off on 8pm. The Hammers then host Manchester Metropolis on September 16 after the worldwide break, kick-off 3pm.

Friday 1st September 7:00pm

Kick off 8:00pm

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