Pascal Gross hailed an "unbelievable" goal by Albion team-mate Jose Izquierdo after sealing the 3-1 home win over West Ham.

Colombian winger Izquierdo restored the Seagulls' lead at the Amex with a wonder strike from 20 yards in the second half, a goal of the month contender according to Gross.

The German made sure of a crucial three points with a fine strike of his own after Glenn Murray's early goal had been cancelled out by another superb effort by Javier Hernandez for the Hammers.

The German said: "We're very happy - we were the better team and played some good football.

"It was an unbelievable goal from Jose - it helps to get in a good mood and then I scored another.

"When it's 1-1 both teams try to push so going 2-1 up is really important. It was the goal of the month maybe.

"Every win is at the right time for us because the league is very tight and we have some tough games. We need to win games at home and we deserved the win today."

Izquierdo also scored spectacularly in the 3-0 win at West Ham earlier in the season.

He said: "I scored one goal a little bit the same in Colombia. The only thing that went through my mind when I got the ball was to shoot.

"The only space I could see was the top corner because there was a lot of people in the box. The goal opened up the game and then Pascal got the third."

West Ham manager David Moyes, reflecting on only their second Premier League defeat in 11 games, said: "We've been on a good run recently and stuck at games but we weren't really at the pitch of this game from the off.

"It was a world-class second goal and very difficult to stop."