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The Hammers conceded twice in the second half but came back to draw the match and salvage a point in their last outing.
West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that he is disappointed with the defensive effort of his side against Brighton and Hove Albion in their last match in the Premier League. The Hammers conceded twice in quick succession in the second half to see Dale Stephens and Lewis Dunk score against them from two similar set-piece situations. However, a late resurgence and two quick goals from Marko Arnautovic saw them salvage a point from the match, much to the relief of the Chilean gaffer.
Speaking to the media after the match, the West Ham manager said, “We know Brighton score most of their goals from set pieces, especially corners, so to concede two goals knowing the characteristic of this team, I was very disappointed. I don’t remember one chance for Brighton except the two set pieces.”
He added, “But fortunately we never gave up and the substitutes changed the face of the game. I’m disappointed about the result but very happy with the spirit of the team. Before the game I didn’t want to draw but I think we must be happy.”