West Ham picked up their first point of the season at The AMEX Stadium. Brighton & Hove Albion played out a 1-1 draw with West Ham; Leandro Trossard equalising moment after Javier Hernandez put the Hammers ahead.

After the 5-0 loss against Manchester City, West Ham were relieved to get a point, especially against a bogey team. But the performance was not up to scratch and there was plenty to improve on. Nonetheless, here are seven of the best pictures from Saturday afternoon’s game.

Saved by the VAR

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In the first half, Trossard thought he had opened the scoring. A lofted free-kick was squared by Dan Burn and Trossard drilled the ball home. Brighton’s celebrations ensued, including goalkeeper Mat Ryan who came up to join in.

But VAR came into effect. Burn was marginally offside in the build-up to the goal. Brighton’s first goal was chalked off, denying the home side a half-time lead at The AMEX.

Michail Antonio changes West Ham dynamic

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At half-time, Manuel Pellegrini decided to switch things up. Jack Wilshere was substituted and Michail Antonio came on. While he did not score or provide an assist, the powerful winger gave Brighton problems in the second half.

West Ham block nemesis Glenn Murray

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West Ham fans were relieved that Glenn Murray did not score his customary goal against the Irons. The 35-year-old is West Ham’s nemesis and he had scored four goals in four games prior to yesterday’s match. West Ham prevented Murray from inflicting further pain on Saturday.

Snoddy gets stuck in

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While his game is limited, no one can question Robert Snodgrass’ passion and desire. The Scotsman got stuck in and put in a good shift for West Ham on Saturday. He was filling in for the injured Felipe Anderson.

Hammer of the Year in full flow

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West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski won the Hammer of the Year award last season. After conceding five against Manchester City, West Ham shored up against Brighton but could not keep a clean sheet. There was little Fabianski could have done about Trossard’s equaliser.

Chicharito off the mark

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Javier Hernandez was the subject of speculation during the summer but he stayed at West Ham. No one has ever questioned the Mexican’s goalscoring instinct inside the box and he netted his first goal of the season on Saturday. Chicharito slotted past Mat Ryan to put the Irons 1-0 up.

Declan Rice is one of us

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Declan Rice showed plenty of passion in West Ham’s 1-1 draw with Brighton. The 20-year-old England midfielder is a fan favourite and he plays with pride.

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