HAMMER TIME | Nolan downs Brighton

KEVIN NOLAN scored his fourth goal of the season last night as West Ham beat Brighton 1-0 at the Amex Stadium and climbed to second in the Championship. Midfielder Nolan rifled the winner from distance in the 17th minute but the Hammers had to withstand sustained pressure before clinching their seventh league win of the season. Their next match is on Saturday at home to Leicester, who last night parted company with their manager, former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.