West Ham fell to their fifth successive Premier League defeat and was booed off the pitch by the home crowd following a 2-0 loss to Brentford on Friday.
First-half goals from Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva inflicted another damaging defeat on manager David Moyes, whose team could find themselves in the relegation zone, or even bottom, once the remainder of the round is completed this weekend. of week.
Meanwhile, Brentford moved up to ninth, although victory came at a cost as Toney went off on a stretcher in stoppage time after landing strangely.
The star striker had put Brentford ahead after his first attack of the game in the 18th minute after a brilliant start for West Ham.
Christian Norgaard’s volley was saved by Lukasz Fabianski, but the rebound fell just right for Toney to score his 13th goal of the season.
West Ham advanced again, but Brentford doubled their lead on 43 minutes when Toney fired a throw-in for Dasilva to chase down.
The midfielder got past Aaron Cresswell, who had an early three-yard lead, before burying his shot past Fabianski.
The Hammers thought they had been given a lifeline early in the second half when referee Darren England awarded a penalty after Ben Mee tripped Jarrod Bowen.
But a VAR check showed the contact was outside the box and a free kick was given, which Bowen duly missed.