Anthony Knockaert's embarrassing knee-slide vs West Ham

West Ham United v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

Slaven Bilic is clinging to his job by a thread after West Ham's latest setback.

A 3-0 defeat at home to newly-promoted Brighton may well prove to be the final straw for the beleaguered Croat, whose side lie 17th before the teams below them have even played yet.

The Sun have it that the board are meeting today to discuss the manager's future.

However, as easy as it is to criticise the Hammers, Brighton deserve full credit for the way they took the game to them at the London Stadium.

Whereas the home fans booed their side throughout, a Glenn Murray brace and a strike from Jose Izquierdo just moments before half-time sent the away end into ecstatic scenes.

Chris Hughton's men endured a difficult start to the season and have been accused of being a little goal-shy at times, but that certainly wasn't the case on Friday night.

Joe Hart should have done better for the second goal, which he got a hand to. If the England goalkeeper should have been a little embarrassed, though, then Anthony Knockaert ought to have been even more so after his hilarious attempt at a knee slide celebrating Izquierdo's goal.

Check it out below:

The 25-year-old won't care one bit, as the result steered the Seagulls into the top half.

In fact, none of the Premier League's new boys have had too much trouble establishing themselves thus far, with Newcastle ninth and Huddersfield 13th going into the weekend's fixtures.

Hughton delighted 

"We were outstanding against a team who have got real quality," Hughton said, per the BBC.

"They threw a lot at us - a lot of crosses and blocked shots.

"We were good with the ball and gave ourselves a good platform to create chances. Apart from the goals, Glenn Murray had the best chances of the game.

"This is massive for us. Our first home win was big for us but what we have learnt is that we play at our level we can compete."

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