Head coach Graham Potter was delighted with the 1-0 win at Norwich City that puts the Seagulls at 36 points with five games to play in the Premier League.
Leandro Trossard netted the only goal when he got on the end of Aaron Mooy’s low cross to tuck past Tim Krul midway through the first half – securing a League double over the Canaries.
It’s a result that put Albion nine points clear of 18th ahead of the 3pm kick-offs, a tally enough to retain Premier League status in each of the past three seasons.
Potter said, “It’s one of those days where the result is the most important thing.
"To get the three points and the clean sheet, with a little bit of luck at the end when they hit the post, means we’re absolutely delighted, it’s a big three points for us.
“We’ve got five more games to go and we know we are still fighting for the points.
"This season has been a bit of a unique one so what has happened in the past, in terms of points needed to stay up, I don’t think you can take too much from that.
"To have 36 points is a decent number, but we need more.
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“It changes the narrative completely if we don’t get the three points today, then the story is that the best two teams are coming and we’re under pressure.
"To get to 36 points, to get a win is fantastic. I am so pleased for the boys.
"It was a tough game as we expected and a bit scrappy at times, but a moment of quality won the match.
“The resilience impressed me the most. The ability to stick at it, to fight for each other. I think that has been evident for us since the lockdown especially.
“The most important thing is the three points. Sometimes you can over analyse performances, but for this stage of the season, where we are at, the three points is the most important thing.”