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West Ham 2-2 Brighton: Tomas Soucek goal earns Hammers point

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Tomas Soucek scores for West Ham
Soucek’s goal was his fourth of the season for West Ham

Tomas Soucek scored a late equaliser as West Ham came from behind to rescue a point against struggling Brighton.

The Seagulls took the lead towards the end of a first half they dominated when Neal Maupay swept in.

West Ham improved after the break and equalised when Ben Johnson scored his first goal for the club, taking advantage of poor defending to finish from close range.

Lewis Dunk thought he had won it for Brighton when he smashed in his first goal of the season following a short corner.

But Soucek, not for the first time this season, came up with another crucial goal as the midfielder was left unmarked at a corner and powered home a header.

Brighton had to settle for a fifth draw in their past eight games and are just two points above the relegation zone in 16th.

West Ham, meanwhile, remain 10th but move on to 22 points.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  2. Squad number4Player nameBalbuena

  3. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

  4. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  5. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number31Player nameJohnson

  9. Squad number16Player nameNoble

  10. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  11. Squad number22Player nameHaller

  1. Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko

  2. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number26Player nameSánchez

  2. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  3. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  4. Squad number33Player nameBurn

  5. Squad number3Player nameWhite

  6. Squad number8Player nameBissouma

  7. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  8. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  9. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  10. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  11. Squad number18Player nameWelbeck

  1. Squad number13Player nameGroß

  2. Squad number16Player nameJahanbakhsh

  3. Squad number17Player nameAlzate

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 5Coufal
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 31Johnson
  • 16NobleSubstituted forLanziniat 45′minutes
  • 20BowenSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 45′minutes
  • 22Haller

Substitutes

  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 11Snodgrass
  • 15Dawson
  • 18Fornals
  • 23Diop
  • 24Fredericks
  • 35Randolph

Brighton

  • 26Sánchez
  • 4Webster
  • 5Dunk
  • 33Burn
  • 3White
  • 8Bissouma
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forAlzateat 45′minutes
  • 20March
  • 11Trossard
  • 9MaupaySubstituted forJahanbakhshat 90′minutes
  • 18WelbeckSubstituted forGroßat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Mac Allister
  • 13Groß
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 17Alzate
  • 23Steele
  • 24Pröpper
  • 29Zeqiri
  • 30Bernardo
  • 34Veltman

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