West Ham: Pressure Mounts On Slaven Bilic As Dismal Hammers Lose 3-0 To Brighton At London Stadium (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

20th, October 2017

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West Ham found themselves on the end of a 3-0 home defeat courtesy of new-boys Brighton on Friday night, a result which leaves Hammers boss Slaven Bilic under serious pressure.

Brighton opened the scoring after just 10 minutes, with veteran striker Glenn Murray heading home from a Pascal Gross free-kick.

Despite having a lot of the ball, the hosts rarely threatened the Brighton goal.

Just before the break, things got even worse for the hosts, with Jose Izquierdo curling the ball past Joe Hart, who arguably should’ve done better.

Nice finish, which is more than could be said for Anthony Knockaert’s celebratory knee-slide…

Not surprisingly, the atmosphere at London Stadium turned toxic, with many home fans leaving the ground.

After the break, the Hammers once again struggled against Brighton’s solid backline, with Shane Duffy and Lewis Dunk unflappable in the centre of defence.

Murray would get his second of the game on 75, converting a spot-kick after he was felled in the box by Pablo Zabaleta.

The game would end 3-0 to the Seagulls, a result which sees Chris Hughton’s side move up to 10th.

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As for West Ham, they now find themselves in 17th spot, just one point above the drop-zone.

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After a disappointing 2016/17 campaign and a feeble start to the new season, Bilic’s time at West Ham may well be up sooner rather than later.