Sucek’s goal is West Ham’s fourth of the season.
Thomas Sousek scored a late goal for West Ham to save a point against battling Brighton.
The seagulls took the lead towards the end of the first half when Neil Mopay appeared in the London stadium.
After the break, West Ham entered the game and levelled when Ben Johnson scored his first goal for the club using a bad defense and finishing up close.
Lewis Dunk thought he had won the match for Brighton when he scored his first goal of the season from a corner kick.
But Sucek, not for the first time this season, scored another vital goal when the midfielder shot into the corner unhindered.
Brighton had to settle for their fifth tie in eight games and is now in 16th place, just two points out of the relegation zone.
Meanwhile West Ham stays in 10th place, but comes in with 22 points.
West Ham bounces back after a terrible first half
David Moyes has created a very decent, disciplined but often creative and aggressive West Ham team. They were rewarded for their entrepreneurial spirit with impressive results, including big wins against Wolves and Leicester and draws in Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
It is therefore surprising that Moyes seems to have abandoned this approach with a very negative selection and team formation against Brighton.
The Hammers did not manage to get a shot on goal in the first period and took a deserved delay.
After the break, they were on the other side. The replacements of Andriy Yarmolenko and Manuel Lanzini brought a creative spark that was previously lacking, and they used a side of Brighton that struggled to find their composure after Adam Lallana’s injury.
If Moyes had shown more confidence in his attack capabilities from the start, he would have made more than one point. The second half of the show should give him the opportunity to think about how to prepare his team for similar matches in the future.
SeagullThe unmanned race continues .
Dun’s goal was his first of the season.
It has been a disappointing season for Brighton, who have often failed to reward themselves for playing well and occupying a dominant position.
It was a similar story against West Ham, especially in the first half, when they were at their best, and maybe they could have shown more than Mopay’s aim.
The second half became increasingly difficult and the seagulls took the lead twice, but the defence of the two goals they allowed was disappointing. They didn’t take advantage of West Ham’s many opportunities and let Soucek’s obvious threat slip away for the second time.
Brighton has only won once in their last 14 games and although a point on West Ham is a good result, the seagulls will have to find ways to win quickly if they want to avoid getting bogged down in the struggle to survive the Premier League.
Disappointment is a feeling – what they said.
West Ham manager David Moyes told Sport: We saw a weak West Ham team in the first half, but also a good Brighton team in the first half. They made it difficult for us, but the resilience of the players kept us going and a few changes helped.
We thought it would be a good time to review the last five, but I didn’t think we put enough pressure on them. Lanzini has been an important player for us in recent years and I hope to bring him back to the level he used to be, because he is a talented player and we needed him.
Brighton manager Graham Potter told Sport: Disappointment is an emotion of the moment. We thought we had done enough to get three points, but the second goal punished us and if you don’t defend better you only go home with a point.
As the game progressed, I felt like we were doing a lot of things right, especially in the first half. It’s hard to control a Premier League game for 90 minutes. We have to accept that the opposition is taking a step forward and showing some dynamism. We felt more in control after the goal, and to see this improvement, we need to improve.
Johnson is the youngest since Januzaj –-Statistics
- Brighton remain unbeaten against West Ham in the Premier League, although each of their last four games in the league ended in a tie.
- West Ham did not win their last three Premier League matches in the London stadium. This is the longest period without profit since David Moyes returned to the club (three games in January/February).
- Since his Premier League debut in February, no player has scored more goals in the league than West Ham’s Thomas Sucek (four, tied with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harry Kane).
- West Ham’s Ben Johnson has become the youngest player to score in the Premier League for David Moyes’ team since April 2014, when Adnan Januzaj scored for Manchester United against Newcastle (19 years and 59 days).
- Brighton’s striker, Neil Maupay, went on for 649 minutes without admitting a goal in the Premier League. The Frenchman has now scored 15 goals against the seagulls, with only Glenn Murray scoring more (26).
- Five of the seven Premier League goals from Lewis Dunk in Brighton were scored from corners, while the other seven came from set-pieces.
What’s the next step?
Travel to West Ham on Tuesday the 29th. December (18:00 GMT), in Southampton, while Arsenal travels to Brighton at the same time.
The player of the game
West Ham United
- Team number10Player nameLanzini
- Team number28Player name
- Team number 7The player’s name is Yarmolenko.
- Team number31Johnson Player name
- Team number5Player nameKufal
- Team number3Player name Cresswell
- Team number21Player nameOgbonna
- Team number 1Player nameFabianski
- Team number4Player’s nameBalbuena
- Team number41Player nameRice
- Team Number20Player’s NameBowen
- Team number 22Player nameHaller
- Team number 16PlaynameNoble
Brighton and Hove Albion
- Team number 8Player nameBissouma
- Team number 20Player nameMaart
- Team number9 Player nameMatsrau
- Team number5Player’s nameDunk
- Team number11Player nameTrossard
- Team number18Welbeck Player name
- Team number4Player nameWebstep
- Squadron number33Burning the player’s name
- Team number14 Player nameLallana
- Team number26Player nameSanchez
- Team number 17Player nameAlzata
- Team number13 Player nameGrand
- Team number3Player nameWhite
- Team number 16Player’s name Jahanbakhsh
- 16NobleReplaced by Lanziniat 45’min
- 20BowenReplacement for Yarmolenkobei 45’min
- 3Wh white
- 14LallanaReplacement for Alzateat 45’Min.
- 20. Mars
- 9MaupayReplaced by Jahanbakhshat 90’min.
- 18VelbeckReplaced by Grossat 83’minutes
- 10Mac Allister.
- 29 Tsitsiri
- Game over, West Ham United 2, Brighton & Hove Albion 2.
- End of the second half, West Ham United 2, Brighton & Hove Albion 2.
- Foul by Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion).
- Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) hits a free kick in half of the opponent.
- Thomas Soucek (West Ham United) is involved in a challenge.
- Attempted rescue. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) goes to the top left corner of the goal. Vladimir Kuphal prepared the ball with a cross.
- Replacement, Brighton and Hove Albion. Alireza Jahanbakhsh (in) comes from the bank to replace Neel Mopai.
- Attempt blocked. Vladimir Koufal (West Ham United) sees one of his shots blocked.
- Attempt blocked. Tomas Soucek’s (West Ham United) shot from the left is blocked by the center of the area. Assisted by Sebastian Haller.
- Adam Webster (Brighton & Hove Albion) will be punished after committing an offence.
- Sebastien Haller (West Ham United) hits a free kick in half of the opponent.
- The attempt failed. Solly Marsh (Brighton & Hove Albion), left foot shot from outside the box, fog on the right. Sponsored by Leandro Trossard.
- The attempt failed. The head of Leandro Trossar (Brighton & Hove Albion) from the middle of the box is missing on the left side. Prepared by Pascal Gross with a cross.
- Replacement, Brighton and Hove Albion. Pascal Gross is replacing Danny Welbeck.
- Aim! West Ham United 2, Brighton & Hove Albion 2. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) went in a close-up corner from the bottom left corner.
- Corner, West Ham United. Designed by Dan Byrne.
- Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion).
- Sebastien Haller (West Ham United) hits a free kick in half of the opponent.
- VAR decision : Target for Brighton and Hove Albion – West Ham United 1-2 Brighton and Hove Albion (Lewis Dunk).
- Aim! West Ham United 1, Brighton & Hove Albion 2. Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion) shoots with his right foot from the left side of the box and misses the top left corner. Target confirmed after VAR recall.