Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United – All You Need To Know

Kacper Wilkins
Kacper Wilkins
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1910    Penalty-taking goalkeeper George Kitchen scored one spot-kick and missed a second in West Ham United’s 3-1 Southern League First Division win over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Boleyn Ground on 5 November 1910.

1    Frank Lampard was sent-off for the one time in his 670-game West Ham United career in the Hammers’ 3-1 First Division defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion at the Goldstone Ground in October 1982. Brighton started the season well, but ended it bottom of the table and relegated, as well as beaten FA Cup finalists, while the Hammers finished eighth.

2020    Tomáš Souček made his West Ham United debut in the 3-3 Premier League draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at London Stadium on 1 February 2020. He is one of eight players to have made their Hammers bow against the Seagulls, with the others being Jordan Hugill, Luis Boa Morte, Francois Van der Elst, William Kennedy, Dan Woodards, James Jackson and Fred Brunton.

24    The following 24 players have been on the books of both West Ham United and Brighton & Hove Albion: Sam Baldock, Wayne Bridge, Dennis Burnett, Greg Campbell, Sebastien Carole, Alan Curbishley, Brian Dear, Tommy Dixon, Almeric Hall, Samuel Jennings, Paul Kitson, Bertie Lutton, Tommy McAteer, Keith McPherson, Harry Medhurst, George Parris, Dave Sexton, Mike Small, Sam Small, Tony Stokes, Mauricio Taricco, Matthew Upson, Len Young and Bobby Zamora.


Match officials

Referee: Andre Marriner 
Assistant Referees: Scott Ledger and Simon Long
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper
VAR: Paul Tierney
Assistant VAR: Andrew Halliday

Affiliated to the Birmingham County FA, Andre Marriner began refereeing at the age of 21 in 1992, progressing through the Birmingham Amateur Football League and the Southern Football League to become a Football League assistant referee in 2000.

Marriner was appointed to the Football League list of referees in 2003, before making his Premier League debut in November of the following year, in Charlton Athletic’s 4-0 win over Norwich City at The Valley.

The 50-year-old was added to the Select Group of professional referees in 2005, and FIFA’s list of international officials in 2009.

Marriner has refereed a host of high-profile fixtures, including the 2010 Championship Play-Off final and the 2013 FA Cup final, sending-off Manchester City’s future Hammer Pablo Zabaleta in the latter!

He kicked-off the current season by refereeing Arsenal’s Community Shield win over Liverpool at Wembley.

Marriner has taken charge of West Ham United fixtures on 39 previous occasions, the first of which was a 3-2 home Championship win over Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day 2004, and the last of which was the 3-1 home Premier League defeat by Manchester United in December last year.


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