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West Ham boss Moyes: Brighton a good point

West Ham boss David Moyes insists their 1-1 draw at Brighton can prove an important point.

The visitors paid for their wastefulness when substitute Percy Tau played in Danny Welbeck to put the Seagulls in front six minutes from full-time.

To their credit, West Ham levelled when replacement Said Benrahma curled in his first goal for the Club from 25 yards three minutes later, but the Londoners were forced to settle for a point when three would have kept their top-six destiny in their own hands.

Moyes said, "I thought we played well again.

"It was very similar to the Everton game. I thought we controlled long periods of the game but we gave away a really, really bad goal – quite similar to the one we gave away against Everton – and from that we had to come back.

"It was probably our play in the final third where we didn't do enough – we didn't make a good enough final pass or we didn't make enough contact when we had a chance to score et cetera.

"Some moments weren't good and we gave up quite a lot of opportunities to make better chances.

"I'm not that pleased [with the result] but I'm taking your point and I'm taking the point we got here tonight.

"Getting a point [after falling behind] with six minutes to go was good and the players showed a lot of character to make sure that we earned it. A point might be really important – it could be."

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