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8 October 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Chris Hughton speaks live on Sky Sports.

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton highlighted Glenn Murray’s early-season goal tally as an impressive figure, after the striker fired the winning goal against West Ham United on Friday.

The 35-year-old netted his 99th Albion goal to seal all three points against the Hammers, and Hughton praised the forward for showing his experience across the pitch and in front of goal.

He said, “Glenn's been super for me in my time here. For somebody at this stage to have scored five goals in the Premier League, at this club, is a big achievement.

“His goal is what he does best, and that's what you get from an experienced player.

“One thing he has not stopped doing is having that knack of being in the right place at the right time.

“He’s a goalscorer, so I would very much imagine he was aware of it [record against West Ham]."

The Seagulls claimed their second win of the season on the south coast, and Hughton commented on the pressure that comes with being a Premier League manager.

“The pressure you put on yourself is normal. You’ll do that in every game because you want to try and get the best from the team.

“As regards to around here, with the supporters that we’ve got, we’ve got a realistic group here that know we’ve had a tough start.

“Their feeling would probably be the same as ours. We’ve done okay, but it’s really about taking the opportunities when you can.

“This season won’t be any easier than last season. Cardiff haven't started so well, but I think the three teams that came up are all capable of winning games."

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