Hammers slip another position


West Ham have slipped into ninth place in the Premier League this afternoon (Sun).

Brighton and Hioove Albion showed what should be done to the likes of Sheffield United with a 5-0 victory at Bramall Lane after the Hammers had scraped their way to a 2-2 draw last month.

The big win also means that Brighton now have a goal difference of plus eight to our minus eight with the win putting them up into seventh place above Newcastle United. They are now a point ahead of the Geordies and two in front of the Hammers.

The Blades were reduced to 10 men after 13 minutes when when United’s Mason Holgate caught Kaoru Mitoma in midfield with a horrific challenge just below the knee.

After that a thrashing was very much on the cards and the south coast side went on to score their goals through Buonanotte (20′minutes), Welbeck (24′minutes), Robinson (75′minutes og), and Adingra (78′minutes85′minutes)

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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