Albion are on their way to the Premier League – and they are hot favourites to do it as champions.

Goals from Glenn Murray and Hailsham boy Solly March secured a 2-1 win at home to Wigan today.

Nick Powell pulled one back late on but Albion held on for the win and fans flocked on to the pitch in celebration at the end.

Chairman Tony bloom took his bow from the director’s box as fans sang his name amid extraordinary scenes.

Then they cheered as he jumped up and down in elation twirling his scarf above his head.

Albion are 15 points clear of Huddersfield – and SEVEN ahead of Newcastle, who lost at Ipswich.

The Seagulls could wrap up the title at Chris Hughton’s old club Norwich on Friday.