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Brighton and Hove Albion 1-1 West Ham

Premier League    2019-20Match review
Amex Stadium   30,459
1Lukasz Fabianski    
24Ryan Fredericks    
23Issa Diop    
21Angelo Ogbonna    
26Arthur Masuaku   
41Declan Rice   
11Robert Snodgrass    
19Jack Wilshere    
18Pablo Fornals    
10Manuel Lanzini    
9Javier Hernandez 1  
30Michail AntonioSubed #19   
7Andriy YarmolenkoSubed #18   
15Carlos SanchezSubed #9   
 PosTable as at 17 Aug 2019PlWHDHLHFHAHWADALAFAAAPts
3Manchester City201022100504
4Brighton and Hove Albion201011100304
5Tottenham Hotspur210031010224
6AFC Bournemouth201011100214
8Manchester United110040000003
10Norwich City210031001143
11Sheffield United100000010111
12Crystal Palace101000000001
13Leicester City101000000001
14Wolverhampton Wanderers100000010001
15West Ham United200105010111
16Aston Villa200112001130
17Newcastle United200101001130
match review copied from www.theguardian.com

Brighton’s Leandro Trossard denied by VAR then pegs back West Ham
Date Published Sat 17 Aug 2019 18.44 BST

Graham Potter backed Leandro Trossard to get even better after the winger’s sparkling Brighton debut. Trossard, the £18m signing from Genk, secured a draw soon after they fell behind to Javier Hernández’s strike.

The 24-year-old had a goal ruled out by VAR and missed an easy chance but got off the mark with a fine shot from the edge of the box.

Potter said: “He linked the game well. It was his debut in the Premier League and he did what we asked him to do. “He got in the box for two goals – one disallowed – and had another good chance as well. It was a good, solid debut for him and, like the team, he’ll get better over time.”

West Ham had lost both their previous Premier League visits to the Amex Stadium and should have lost this one, too, with Brighton dominant throughout.

Trossard was celebrating a debut goal in the 27th minute until VAR ruled it out with Dan Burn, who had crossed for the Belgian to volley home, caught offside in the buildup. It was the correct decision but the delay was bordering on the ridiculous. Both teams had lined up ready for the restart by the time Anthony Taylor got word in his ear that VAR had spotted the infringement.

“It’s not very pleasant, it changes the atmosphere in the stadium from euphoria to disappointment,” Potter said. “It’s something we need to deal with.”

West Ham did not have a shot on target until Manuel Lanzini sent Hernández through on goal to fire them ahead just after the hour.

The lead lasted three minutes, Trossard pouncing on Issa Diop’s poor clearance to beat Lukasz Fabianski.

Both sides had chances to win and Manuel Pellegrini said a draw was a fair result. It was at least an improvement on their 5-0 defeat at home to Manchester City. “It was important not to lose a second game in a row,” he said. “I made changes because I wasn’t happy with last week.”

Pellegrini said he expects Sébastien Haller and Felipe Anderson to be fit soon.

BRIGHTON (5-4-1): Ryan 6; Montoya 6.5, Duffy 7, Dunk 7; Burn 8, March 6.5; Gross 7 (Maupay 67, 6.5), Stephens 6.5, Propper 6.5, Trossard 7.5; Murray 6.5 (Andone 74)
Subs not used: Button, Bernardo, Webster, Mooy, Locadia
Booked: N/A
Goal: Trossard 65
Manager: Graham Potter 7
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Fabianski 6; Fredericks 6, Ogbonna 6, Diop 5.5, Masuaku 6; Wilshere 5 (Antonio 46), Rice 5.5; Snodgrass 6, Lanzini 6.5, Fornals 7 (Yarmolenko 77); Hernandez 7 (Sanchez 83)
Subs not used: Roberto, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ajeti
Booked: Masuaku, Rice
Goal: Hernandez 61
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini 6.5
Referee: Anthony Taylor 6
Attendance: 30,459
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