West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini was left frustrated as his side lost 1-0 at the Amex Stadium to Brighton despite being the ‘better team’.
Glenn Murray scored the games only goal in a first half edged by the home side, before the Hammers showed dominance in the second period, with only a goal missing from their game.
“Frustrated because I think we do the things to win the game,” Pellegrini told BBC Sport after the conclusion of the Premier League encounter.
“We had three clear chances to score and didn’t. They had one chance in the first half and then defended. We deserved more.
“The first 35 minutes we were not at the pace needed, especially to fight the second balls.
“Marko Arnautovic was not injured. He was able to play without any problem.”
The Hammers boss admitted his team were the more impressive on show, and asked his players to continue improving despite a mixed bag start to the season.
“The team is in progress. Today we didn’t play a bad game, we were better than Brighton, but with eight games played we don’t have too many points. We must continue improving.”