Brighton deserved their 1-0 victory against bottom of the table Huddersfield this afternoon, according to Albion boss Chris Hughton.
A 79th minute header from substitute Florin Andone gave the Seagulls a much needed first Premier League win of 2019 this afternoon, to ease growing concerns of being dragged into a relegation battle.
Hughton said: "It was the right result at the end. There were not many clear chances.
"There is always apprehension the longer the games on and we haven't scored. It was a huge relief when we did.
"We knew we had to put one away and luckily Florin (Andone) managed to do that. It feels like a big win."
Hughton said Andone 'changed the dynamic of the game' after his second half introduction for the ineffective Glenn Murray.
He added: "It felt like one of those games that we have not got a result. It was a familiar performance.
"It had to be a balance of telling their players what I thought and making sure they didn't lose control in the second half (at half time).
"It felt like it wasn't our day. Some games you can hold your hands up and say we haven't deserved it. Today was similar to other games where we haven't got a result and perhaps lost. That is the margins."