The draw with Brighton comes as a big blow to the Hammers who were hoping for a Champions League finish this season. But now a qualification to the European elite tournament is hanging by a thread after they could just salvage a draw against Brighton by relying on a late equalizer for a 1-1 draw in the Premier League.
West Ham is now five points behind Chelsea and has just two more fixtures left. They are sixth on the table and were reeling behind when Danny Welbeck scored his 50th Premier League goal breaking the deadlock at the Amex Stadium. Substitute Said Benrahma then scored his first goal for the West Hams three minutes later to level the score. Brighton is 17th on the table currently. In another Premier League match, Leeds United cruised to a 4-0 win over Burnley.