Ryan, Mooy suffer defeats in the Premier League

Caltex Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan was powerless to stop Brighton and Hove Albion slumping to a disappointing defeat to struggling West Brom overnight.

The Aussie gloveman made a couple of important stops but was beaten early in each half as West Brom prevailed 2-0 at the Hawthorns.

Defender Jonny Evans opened the scoring inside four minutes when he arrived at the back post to head in Jay Rodriguez's flick-on from a Matt Phillips corner.

It was another corner which provided the second goal 10 minutes after the break, this time finished off by Craig Dawson.

Chris Brunt’s outswinging cross was met by a powerful header from Dawson which gave Ryan no chance.

It was West Brom’s first win in 20 EPL games and the first for new boss Alan Pardew, while Brighton have now gone six away games without finding the net.

Ryan’s Seagulls have dropped from 12th to 15th spot on the EPL ladder ahead of a home match against Chelsea next weekend.

Meanwhile, Aaron Mooy’s Huddersfield suffered a humiliating 4-1 home loss against a resurgent West Ham.

Aaron Mooy on the ball against West Ham.
Aaron Mooy on the ball against West Ham.

A shocking defensive error allowed West Ham to take a 25th minute lead before Mooy, who played a full 90 minutes, had a hand in the Terriers’ equaliser.

It was Mooy’s pass to the right that found Joe Lolley, with the winger jinking past a couple of defenders before curling a left-footed strike into the far corner.

But that stunning goal was as good as it got for Huddersfield.

Second half goals from Marko Arnautovic and a brace from Manuel Lanzini made it five games unbeaten for the Hammers.

It’s a different story for Mooy’s Huddersfield who have now gone five game without a win in the EPL to drop to 13th spot.

Huddersfield are on the road next weekend with a crucial clash against struggling Stoke City.