The Seagulls frontman netted a well-deserved third goal for the Seagulls following a lengthy VAR check for handball, and Murray admitted he began to doubt the legitimacy of his strike.
He said, “We’re leaving the stadium the happier of the two teams. We showed great character to come back from two goals down on a couple of occasions, and we’ve got to move on from this point with a bit more belief from ourselves.
“There was doubt about my goal for three-and-a-half minutes! You could tell from the celebration that I thought it was a goal at the time I had scored, but when no one celebrated with me and 60,000 people questioned it, then the doubt started to creep into my mind!
“It was given and I felt that we could’ve gone on to win the game at that point. But it’s really difficult in the Premier League and if you give anyone a two-goal advantage, never mind twice, it’s going to be an uphill task.
“We knuckled down, stuck together, didn’t throw in the towel and came away with a valuable point.”
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The match against the Hammers was Murray’s first start since the 1-1 draw with Burnley in September, and the 36-year-old was delighted to be thrown in at the deep end from the start of the game.
“I really enjoyed it and it’s nice to be back in the eye of the storm and battle with my team-mates. Physically I’m not as fit as I can be, but that will improve with the more games I can play. But I got through 90 minutes unscathed and we got a point, so I’m very happy.
“I want to play football while I still can. I’ve always been happy at the club under the gaffer, who I think does things the right way. We’ve been praised for that, and you can see that from our performances, but ultimately I want to play. I’ve had to keep myself right over the last four-and-a-half months and wait for my opportunity. Thankfully it came today.”