Goalless Draw as West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion Battle it Out at London Stadium
London, England – January 3, 2024
In a closely contested match at the London Stadium, West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion played to a hard-fought 0-0 draw in their Premier League encounter on January 3, 2024. The match was part of the ongoing Premier League season showcasing a battle between the 6th-placed West Ham United and the 7th-placed Brighton & Hove Albion.
The match ended with both teams failing to find the back of the net resulting in a goalless draw.
The encounter featured 22 total shots with Brighton & Hove Albion taking the lion’s share with 14 shots compared to West Ham United’s 6.
Possession was evenly contested with West Ham United holding 31% and Brighton & Hove Albion commanding 69%.
Despite the numerous attempts the goalkeepers were in top form with a total of 10 shots on target and several key saves made throughout the game.
Player Substitutions and Ratings
Several substitutions were made during the match with notable changes including Adam Lallana coming in for F. Buonanotte Jakub Moder replacing A. Webster and Evan Ferguson taking the place of D. Welbeck.
Alphonse Aréola and Jack Hinshelwood were standout performers earning Sofascore ratings of 8.9 and 7.9 respectively.
Expected Goals (xG): West Ham United recorded an xG of 0.68 while Brighton & Hove Albion had a higher xG of 2.38.
Ball possession was dominated by Brighton & Hove Albion holding 69% compared to West Ham United’s 31%.
The match saw a total of 6 yellow cards with West Ham United receiving 4 and Brighton & Hove Albion getting 2.
Premier League Standings
With the draw West Ham United maintains its 6th position in the Premier League standings while Brighton & Hove Albion remains in 7th place.
West Ham United is scheduled to face Sheffield United in their next Premier League clash aiming to secure a victory and improve their position in the standings.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s next match is against Wolverhampton providing them with an opportunity to gain crucial points in the league.
The goalless draw between West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion showcased a closely contested battle with both teams displaying defensive resilience. While the points were shared on this occasion both teams will be looking to capitalize on upcoming matches to solidify their positions in the Premier League.