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In a gripping match that saw West Ham break their 12-game winless streak against Brighton, the Hammers emerged triumphant with a 3-1 scoreline. James Ward-Prowse, Jarrod Bowen, and Michail Antonio found the net for West Ham, while Pascal Gross managed to pull one back for Brighton, who seemed to be struggling.
With a well-executed game plan, West Ham soared to the summit of the Premier League, dashing Brighton’s hopes of maintaining their winning streak at the start of the season.
Following their recent 3-1 triumph over Chelsea, the Hammers showcased a perfect blend of defensive prowess and attacking finesse, causing a major upset on Brighton’s home turf. The opening goal came courtesy of James Ward-Prowse, capitalizing on an error by Aaron Webster. Jarrod Bowen extended the lead with a spectacular counter-attacking goal, leaving Brighton reeling.
The unstoppable Michail Antonio further widened the gap, putting West Ham comfortably ahead. However, Pascal Gross managed to salvage a consolation goal, providing a glimmer of hope for Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton. Despite mounting pressure, David Moyes’ squad held their ground, with goalkeeper Alphonse Areola making a total of nine crucial saves.
As a result of this significant victory, West Ham now finds themselves at the pinnacle of the Premier League standings. Their superior goal difference puts them ahead of Tottenham, marking only the eighth time in their history that they have claimed the top spot.