Brighton recorded their first clean sheet of the season as they drew 0-0 with West Ham and moved up to seventh, ahead of Manchester United on the league table.

Brighton had failed to keep a clean sheet all season, something that manager Roberto De Zerbi said was more of a concern for the media than for himself.

Despite this he said he was delighted with the performance, describing it as one of the best the Seagulls had delivered since he had been in charge.

Speaking after the game he told BBC Sport:  “I’m really pleased with the performance. We made a clean sheet, so the journalists are happy because Brighton made a clean sheet.

“We played a great game. We deserved to win. We played a very smart game because the best quality of West Ham is counterattack and we played with a focus – don’t concede a counterattack.

“We created eight clear chances to score, and I’m really pleased for the performance, the understanding of the play I want and demand.

“It was one of the best games in my time as Brighton boss,” he said.