Chris Hughton a happy man as Brighton win at Sheffield Wednesday

Chris Hughton a happy man as Brighton win at Sheffield Wednesday

Brighton boss Chris Hughton was delighted with his side's 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Sam Baldock scored Brighton's first with a delightful lob before Anthony Knockaert scored his fifth goal of the season. Gary Hooper then scored late on for the home side.

It was Brighton's first ever win at Hillsborough and Hughton said: "I thought it was a good win and we were worthy winners, it's nice to send our supporters home happy.

"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."

Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal was frustrated with the result.

He said: "I will start with this because I don't like to talk about it too much, try to see the image of the possible penalty to us and the two red cards. Because, to me, I saw the images and it's very clear.

"It was a game that was very balanced, like we expected. It was a tactical game, especially in the first half. We had a few chances and Brighton had one or two also, so it was very balanced.

"In the second half, I thought we played better, more offensive and we pressed more. In the moments we pressed more, we created more clear chances and they scored in their solitary moment, the second goal.

"The second goal was crucial but after we never gave up. We didn't score at the correct time, we just scored in the last minute. I think, maybe, if we score before we could've achieved points in this game."


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