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HUGHTON SALUTES HIS HISTORY MAKERS

1 October 2016

Albion's manager reflected on the club's first-ever victory at Hillsborough.


Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton tonight saluted his history makers, as a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday gave the club their first-ever win at Hillsborough.

The Seagulls manager said his team deserved the win, and praised an impressive all-round display as they stretched their unbeaten run to five games.

Hughton said, "We were well worth the win. I thought we were very good and we were disappointed to concede late on, because that would’ve been an almost perfect performance.

"We restricted them to minimal chances and had good chances ourselves.

"If you come here and limit a very good side like they are to very few chances, then it means you have defended very well.

"We broke really well and were very worthy of the first goal; I think that settled everyone down a bit and I felt we could always get that second one.

"I thought we were a bit unfortunate with some of the opportunities we had. Glenn Murray's 'goal' we just looked at again and I thought he was onside. It was a very good performance from us."

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Hughton is delighted with the unbeaten run, and has seen his side concede just the one goal in that spell.

"It's a good run, and we had to make some changes. Dale Stephens was sent off in the last game, so Steve Sidwell came in and we made a couple of other changes that worked very well. 

"It's about momentum. This league is getting tougher and every game you play you know is going to be tough and it's about trying to keep that performance high.

"Our levels of performance this season have not been as high as they can be, but that's as good an away performance as we've had."

Albion go into the international break amongst the front runners in the Championship, and Hughton is looking forward to a two-week break before a home game against Preston North End.

"It's a welcomed break. It's a relentless league with Saturday-midweek games and sometimes you need that little break for people to recharge their batteries.

"We do have some internationals going away and we hope they do come back in good shape, but we have got momentum going which we'll need, because every game is tough."

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