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90' + 2'
D. Welbeck
P. Groß
3 - 1
N. Maupay
Yellow Card
P. Groß
D. Welbeck
2 - 1
J. Veltman
S. March
1 - 1
M. Antonio
0 - 1

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Shots On Target 7 2
Total Passes 489 480
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Brighton finish the season in ninth, while West Ham finish seventh and they will play in the Europa Conference League next season.
Brighton come from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 on the final day of the season and clinch their first ever top half finish in the Premier League. They were behind at the break, after Antonio fired the Hammers ahead just before half-time, but Veltman equalised shortly after the restart and the Seagulls never looked back after that. They were on top for much of the second period and Gross put them ahead late on with an excellent strike, before a Welbeck header wrapped up the three points in stoppage time.
P. Groß
90' + 2' Gross now has a goal and an assist today, whipping an excellent set piece delivery into the box and Welbeck fires the header home from close range.
D. Welbeck
90' + 2' WELBECK MAKES IT 3-1! Brighton will finish in the top half of the Premier League for the first time! Welbeck puts the icing on top of the cake for the hosts and wraps up the win with a superb header, firing the ball into the bottom left corner of the net following a Gross corner.
90' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' West Ham have won just one of their last 10 away league games against Brighton (D3 L6), winning 1-0 in the Championship in October 2011 thanks to a Kevin Nolan goal.
86' CHANCE! Welbeck should make it 3-1! Lamptey delivers an excellent cross into the box from the right and Welbeck meets it and powers a header towards goal, but it's straight at Fabianski! Either side of the keeper and that would have gone in.
85' It remains 1-0 to Palace against Man United, so if West Ham can come from behind to win then they would get Europa League football next season.
N. Maupay
Yellow Card
83' Maupay takes a swing at Johnson deep down the right wing and it's dangerously close to the West Ham defender, so the Brighton man is booked.
B. Johnson
V. Coufal
81' Coufal is the third to depart and he is replaced by Johnson.
M. Noble
Pablo Fornals
81' Fornals is another to come off and on comes Noble for his final appearance in a Hammers shirt.
A. Yarmolenko
M. Lanzini
81' West Ham have responded to going behind by making a triple change, the first of which sees Lanzini replaced by Yarmolenko.
D. Welbeck
80' Welbeck has played well today and he dropped deep to get on the ball and set up the attack, feeding Gross quickly in the box and his team-mate did the rest with a fine finish.
P. Groß
80' BRIGHTON ARE AHEAD! Gross makes it 2-1 with a wonderful strike! The quick one-two touch football from Brighton is excellent in the final third, with Lamptey and Welbeck linking up well, before the latter fires it into the feet of Gross, who turns and smashes the ball into the top left corner of the net.
E. Mwepu
M. Caicedo
79' Third and final Brighton substitution, with Caicedo the man heading off the pitch and Mwepu is his replacement.
77' There are a lot of tired players out there now in West Ham shirts and no wonder as they've played a lot of games in Europe this season. However, there are still no signs of any changes by the visitors.
T. Lamptey
S. March
75' Brighton have made their second change, with March coming off and on comes Lamptey.
75' CHANCE! Webster rises highest in the box as a corner comes in from the right and the centre-back has a free header, but he somehow sends it over the crossbar! That should have been on target.
73' Almost! Welbeck and Maupay play a quick one-two, with the latter sending the ball through to Welbeck in behind the West Ham defence. However, Fabianski is quick to react and he gathers the ball just in time.
72' Maupay is very lucky to get away with just a warning after he slides in late on Fornals, getting nowhere near the ball and that probably should have been a yellow card.
69' Rice has played well for West Ham today and he's just got forward down the left wing and delivered a cross into the box, but Brighton comfortably clear the danger.
67' If he plays, this would be Mark Noble’s 414th and final Premier League appearance for West Ham, the seventh most appearances for a single side in the competition’s history. He has more assists in the league than any other Hammer (35), while only Antonio (55) has scored more goals for the club than Noble (47).
65' West Ham don't look like scoring at the moment, the hosts are on top and their defence has barely been tested in the second half.
63' CLOSE! Welbeck almost makes it 2-1! The striker turns away from the West Ham defenders deep inside the penalty area and he opens up his body and tries to curl the ball into the far corner of the net from a tight angle. However, it flies just inches wide of the post.
62' Fornals tries to work space for a shot from the edge of the area, but his path his blocked and the Hammers midfielder appeals for handball, but nothing is given and Brighton go on the counter at the other end.
60' We're at the hour mark now and it remains 1-1 between Brighton and West Ham, but there is plenty of time left for someone to pop up and score the winner.
58' It will be interesting to see how long David Moyes leaves it before making any changes here, as the Hammers' are struggling to create anything.
56' After losing six consecutive league games in February and March, Brighton have lost just one of their last eight since (W4 D3). Each of the Seagulls’ four victories in that run have come against teams in the top eight of the table.
54' The equaliser means that West Ham are back to seventh and in the Europa Conference League next season. They need to get hold of the game again.
52' The positivity continues from Brighton, they are pushing forward in search of a second goal and look very dangerous in the final third.
S. March
50' March does brilliantly to spot the run of Veltman and holds off the West Ham defender, to send the ball into his team-mates path, who fires home the equaliser.
J. Veltman
50' BRIGHTON HAVE EQUALISED! The hosts work it well down the left wing, eventually getting a cross into the box, which isn’t cleared by West Ham and March picks it up at the far post. March holds off his marker and flicks it out to Veltman, who drills a low shot towards goal and it sneaks underneath Fabianski and into the back of the net. The keeper should be better with that. It’s 1-1!
49' Brighton have started the second half with more urgency and they are trying to get more crosses into the box now Maupay is on the pitch.
47' Decent chance! Maupay is involved in the action straight away, finding a bit of space in the box and he manages to get a shot away, but it lacks pace and Fabianski makes a comfortable save.
46' The second half is under way!
N. Maupay
Y. Bissouma
46' Brighton have made a change ahead of the second half, with Bissouma heading off and he has been replaced by Maupay.
Brighton started the game well, but haven't got the ball into the penalty area enough and their best chance fell to Caicedo early on, after he forced Fabianski into a smart save from the edge of the box. They'll need to improve in the second period if they are to get back into this.
Antonio's superb strike just before the break has fired West Ham into the lead at half-time, after a slow opening half that looked like it would end goalless. Neither side showed much urgency to get forward, with little action in the final third, but Antonio broke the deadlock after 40 minutes out of nowhere to make it 1-0. As it stands they'll finish sixth and secure Europa League football next season as Man United are losing against Crystal Palace.
45' + 1' Injury concern here for West Ham as Dawson is down and is receiving some medical treatment, but it doesn't look good for the centre-back.
44' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Brighton score an equaliser before the half-time whistle?
T. Souček
Yellow Card
42' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Soucek after he flies into Cucurella and catches the Brighton left-back late.
M. Antonio
40' WEST HAM TAKE THE LEAD! What a strike that is from Antonio to make it 1-0! Brighton feel that Dunk was fouled on the edge of the box by the striker, after the pair challenge for the ball in the air. Dunk doesn't reach it and it falls to Antonio, who smashes an effort towards goal and it flies into the top left corner of the net. Unstoppable!
39' Brief stoppage in play here as Mac Allister is down following a challenge with Fornals, which the referee didn't see anything wrong with. The Brighton man is soon back up on his feet and play resumes.
37' It's now Brighton who look more dangerous on the counter, with West Ham seeing more of the ball in midfield at the moment, but they just can't open the hosts up at the back.
35' Another West Ham corner goes to waste, as Bowen fails to beat the first man at the near post and Brighton clear the danger.
33' The atmosphere is quite flat here as well, with neither set of supporters having anything to shout about. The Hammers need to win and hope Man United lose to finish in the Europa League places.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Brighton and West Ham, with not much happening at the Amex so far.
29' Promising attack by Brighton, with Gross getting into a good position on the edge of the box and he fires a shot towards goal, but he gets it all wrong and it flies well wide.
27' It feels like a very end of season game at the moment, with neither side pushing forward with much urgency to try and open the scoring.
25' Brighton have lost their final league game in three of their four Premier League campaigns, with the exception being a 2-1 win at Burnley in 2019-20. Meanwhile West Ham have won their final game in four of the last five campaigns (D1), last losing against Stoke City in 2015-16.
23' Brighton with an opportunity from a corner now, but the set piece is held up by the referee as there is a bit of pushing and shoving in the area.
21' Cresswell has a go on the volley as a deep cross comes in from the left, but his effort is well blocked and it appeared to be heading wide regardless.
20' Bowen and Antonio haven't been involved too much for West Ham so far, two of the Hammers key attackers this season, with Bowen netting 12 goals in the league.
18' Nothing comes from the visitors corner, which they take short, but they keep the ball and continue to press high, with Brighton sitting deep inside their own half.
16' This is better from West Ham, enjoying a little spell of possession in the middle of the pitch and they manage to win a corner. Can they create an opportunity from this?
14' West Ham are looking to break forward on the counter-attack when they can, to try and catch Brighton out that way. However, they aren't having any luck just yet.
12' Brighton work the ball really well in the final third, with March delivering a low cross which is cut out at the near post, but they recycle it and it comes out to Cucurella on the left. The full-back fires a shot towards goal, but it's well blocked by Coufal.
10' Brighton are unbeaten in all nine of their Premier League meetings with West Ham (W3 D6) – it’s both the most they’ve faced an opponent without ever losing, and the most the Hammers have faced a side without ever winning in the competition.
8' SAVE! Cucurella drills a low cross into the box from the left wing, which strikes Cresswell by surprise and then bounces dangerously around the penalty area. Caicedo picks it up and fires a shot towards goal, but Fabianski gets down quickly and makes a smart stop.
7' We haven't seen any chances in the early stages yet, despite Brighton seeing much more of the ball. West Ham are the side that need to win today, if they are to stand any chance of securing Europa League football next season.
5' Decent spell of possession in the West Ham half of the pitch by Brighton early on, they are keeping it well and the Hammers are having to do all the chasing of the ball.
3' It looks like Brighton may be playing with a four-man defence rather than a three, with two wing backs. Veltman is at right-back and Cucurella at left-back on the other side.
1' We're under way!
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Meanwhile the Hammers are unchanged for their final Premier League game of the season, sticking with their 4-2-3-1 formation which sees Bowen, Lanzini and Fornals sit behind Antonio who leads the attack.
Graham Potter has made just one change to his Brighton side, with Leandro Trossard not involved today, as Webster replaces him in the starting XI, which sees Cucurella move to left wing-back.
WEST HAM SUBS: Arthur Masuaku, Armstrong Oko-Flex, Andriy Yarmolenko, Alex Kral, Ryan Fredericks, Alphonse Areola, Mark Noble, Ben Johnson, Darren Randolph.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Neal Maupay, Tariq Lamptey, Adam Lallana, Jason Steele, Shane Duffy, Odel Offiah, Enock Mwepu, Steven Alzate, Evan Ferguson.
BRIGHTON (3-4-2-1): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Yves Bissouma, Moises Caicedo, Marc Cucurella; Pascal Gross, Alexis Mac Allister; Danny Welbeck.
Meanwhile Brighton could finish as high as eighth this season with a win, depending on the Wolves and Leicester results. The Seagulls almost made it three wins on the bounce last time out but conceded a stoppage time equaliser at Leeds to share the points.
West Ham are guaranteed a spot in next seasons Europa Conference League, but a win over Brighton today and a loss for Manchester United against Crystal Palace would see them overtake United and move into sixth position, clinching a Europa League place. The Hammers are unbeaten in their last two premier league games, beating Norwich 4-0 and drawing 2-2 at home with Manchester City.
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