Chris Hughton hailed his Brighton team for finally securing their first clean sheet of the season in their 1-0 victory over West Ham. Glenn Murray’s 99th goal for the club gave Brighton the lead at half-time, but it was their organised and resilient defending – coming on the same day centre-backs Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy signed new five-year contracts – that gave Hughton the most satisfaction as they climbed to 12th in the Premier League.
Heading into the international break, Hughton’s team have a total of eight points from eight fixtures in which Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham have been among their opposition, and the Brighton manager was delighted.
Hughton said: “The clean sheet’s really important for us.
“We spoke a lot about the start of the season we’ve had – we’ve had to play four of the big teams – but it’s no good speaking that way if you’re not able to capitalise on some of the games that are against very, very good opposition, but not top-six opposition. That showed.
“We were up against a really good West Ham side and you can see them scoring a lot of goals this season. We did the defensive things well and had to ride our luck a bit but the clean sheet was very pleasing.
“(Duffy and Dunk) deserve (their contracts) for what they’ve given this football club and will continue to give.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.