Crystal Palace chief Roy Hodgson was pleased with a point against Albion at the Amex tonight.

An end to Palace's run of six straight away defeats this season in the Premier League was not enough to lift them off the foot of the table - but they are now unbeaten in three games.

Former Palace striker Glenn Murray (below) came closest to scoring for the Seagulls with a late header from a corner, cleared off the line by Andros Townsend.

The Argus: Ex-England coach Hodgson said: "The clean sheet is a step in the right direction, particularly against a side that plays as Brighton do and are particularly strong from set plays.

"I was satisfied with that. I think we've got more in our locker. We showed it in patches.

"It was a bit disappointing that we couldn't extend those patches in the game, because we had moments in the final third where we were only a correct pass or decision away from giving us a goal chance.

"But this is a derby game, away from home, following on a good victory on Saturday (against Stoke). It was important to come here and not lose so we could keep that little bit of momentum we feel we are building up."