By Josh Fordham
Thilo Kehrer had a moment to forget just 20 minutes into his Premier League debut for West Ham as they lost 2-0 to Brighton.
The centre-back conceded a penalty early in the first half to give the Seagulls the advantage before Leandro Trossard made sure they would leave with all three points.
The 25-year-old was a £10.1million summer signing from Paris Saint-Germain and was named in the Hammers starting XI by David Moyes for the visit of Brighton on Sunday.
However, just 20 minutes into the match, his clumsy challenge on Danny Welbeck handed the Seagulls a penalty.
Alexis Mac Allister stepped up an converted the spot-kick to give the visitors the 1-0 lead.
VAR checked the incident to see if the tackle had occurred inside the area.
It was tight and replays showed contact came right on the edge of the penalty box, therefore the decision stood.
Kehrer was given a yellow card as he had made an attempt to play the ball, even though it was poorly timed.
Casemiro warned he could be ‘bypassed’ at Man United as Schweinsteiger comparison made
Newcastle fan with funny dig at Grealish as Almiron comments come back to haunt him
Tuchel laments travelling to Leeds by bus and says Chelsea were ‘better’ in defeat
Leeds v Chelsea LIVE Reaction: Koulibaly sent off as Blues hammered at Elland Road
Villa set to beat Palace to Watford star in £25m deal after Gerrard admission
Rooney names two Man United stars Ten Hag needs to drop for Liverpool clash
The incident was discussed by Sam Matterface and Perry Groves on the Sunday Session on talkSPORT.
Matterface said: “If it was outside the box it would have been a sending off, inside the box you have the double jeopardy law they ask the question if he’s made a genuine attempt to play the ball.”
Groves added: “I think Kehrer can say he attempted to play the ball. It’s an awful tackle as he went with his left foot.
“Trossard rolls in Danny Welbeck and he gets that toe poke. Do you know what made up Anthony Taylor’s mind? He tries to stay on his feet.
“That’s a shocking challenge.”
Things did not improve for the Hammers with Trossard then doubling their lead after 66 minutes when he raced through and fired past Lukasz Fabianski.
Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez was called upon in the latter stages of the game to make a couple of fine close range saves.
West Ham have now not won a Premier League meeting between the two sides in 11 attempts and the latest defeat sees them sink to bottom of the table.
They have lost their first three games of the season, meanwhile Brighton climb to fourth having taken seven points from their opening fixtures.
Offer Of The Day
Bet365 – Bet £10 Get £50 in free bets* – CLAIM HERE
888Sport: Get Man U to win at 33/1 or Liverpool at 7/1* – CLAIM HERE
Bet365: Open account offer. Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of qualifying bets. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply 18+ Begambleaware.org
888Sport: Deposit min £/$/€10 using promo code 888ODDS • Bet up to £/$/€5 on your selection at normal odds in the regular market • If your selection wins, we’ll pay you out at the normal price and any extra winnings from the advertised enhanced price will be paid to you in Free Bets • Free Bets are granted within 72 hours and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes are not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries & Full T&C’s apply 18+ begambleaware.org
SEE ALL FREE BET OFFERS FOR NEW AND EXISTING CUSTOMERS HERE