High six hopes fade and die at Brighton

West Ham had been properly crushed by Brighton on the ultimate day of the Premier League season, bringing to an finish any hopes of a top-six end.

The Hammers knew {that a} win on the ultimate day would give them a sensible probability of qualifying for the Europa League, though they might additionally want Manchester United to drop factors.

United did lose to Crystal Palace on the ultimate day because of a Wilfried Zaha purpose, and the Hammers appeared set for a top-six end when Mikey Antonio scored a superb purpose on the stroke of half-time.

The Jamaica international managed to show and maintain off Lewis Dunk earlier than smashing an effort into the highest nook.

However the Irons merely wilted within the sunshine within the second half.

Joel Veltman introduced Brighton stage within the fiftieth minute, capturing from simply contained in the field and seeing his effort squirm beneath goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Danny Welbeck had an opportunity to make it 2-1 simply after the hour mark however his effort whistled narrowly previous the put up.

Pascal Gross was the participant to do it, as he scored a really comparable purpose to Antonio, turning brilliantly and smashing an effort into the highest nook.

And Welbeck then scored a 3rd in harm time, as he was given the liberty of the city to attain a header from 10 yards out.

A woeful purpose to concede that virtually summed the afternoon up.

Author: Londonlad

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