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Pellegrini left ‘absolutely frustrated’ as West Ham held to 2-2 draw by Brighton

Manuel Pellegrini has said that he was ‘absolutely frustrated’ after watching his West Ham side held to a 2-2 draw with Brighton on Wednesday evening.

The two sides went into the game separated by just two points, with West Ham marginally ahead of todays visitors as both look to finish in the top half of the Premier League.

However, the Hammers will have been full of confidence going into the game, with Brighton only having performed poorly on the road this season, while the AmEx has become somewhat of a fortress.

The Seagulls would stun the home crowd though, scoring two goals in two second half minutes through Dale Stephens and Shane Duffy, both from set pieces.

However, the returning Marko Arnautovic would rescue a point for the hosts, with the Austrian also netting twice in three minutes. Despite coming from behind to snatch a point, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini was far from happy with a point:

“I’m absolutely frustrated.’’ The Chilean coach told the BBC.

“The most important way that Brighton scores is from set pieces, they had seven goals form corners, and we allowed them to score two goals this way.

“I don’t remember any other chances for them, but we didn’t create in the first 45 minutes.”

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