Brighton boss Chris Hughton said his side’s 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough was sweeter coming as it did against what he described as ‘one of the best teams in the division’.
The Seagulls went in front through Sam Baldock and were under pressure in the second half when they grabbed the crucial second goal through Anthony Knockaert.
Gary Hooper pulled one back for Wednesday but it came too late to spark yet more drama in the latter stages for a team who had been making a habit of that.
“I thought it was a good win and we were worthy winners, it’s nice to send our supporters home happy,” said Hughton.
“I think any away win against what you regard as one of the best teams in the division is always a big result. But I thought we deserved it and we should’ve had another goal, when Glenn Murray ‘scored’. I thought it was onside, so that was a little bit of a blow.
“But I think to have a percentage of control, in what was such a big game, is credit to our players.
“We’re on a decent run at the moment. I think the big incentive was that this is a club (Sheffield Wednesday) that is going to be right up there come the end of the season. With all due respect to other sides in the division, there are things you can’t get away with here, that you possibly might do elsewhere.”