Albion are ticking off the landmarks as a Premier League side.

Well, on Saturday they passed another one.

Not winning back-to-back away games with clean sheets or a first success at the Liberty Stadium.

Well, okay, those as well. They were notable milestones on the club’s growth as a top-flight entity.

I am thinking more of the fact that, for the first time in Premier company, they won a match without it feeling like a massive event.

Without the emotional highs that followed their three previous league victories this year. Without that same “I was there” feel.

Routine? Not exactly. It is far too early to think of Albion winning Premier League matches as routine, especially away from home.

A huge amount of effort and organisation, some skill at the right time and just a little luck went into this one.

But it felt Albion had done what was needed. And not much more.

They won without playing particularly well, especially in possession in the second half.

And that has to be a landmark in itself because, if you are going to win ten or more games in a season, not all of them can feel like a cue to send for the open top bus.

Speaking to senior pros Glenn Murray and Bruno after the game, both talked about what the team should be doing better.

Bruno stressed it was not a case of winning playing badly, which was fair enough. any way, there are different ways of playing well.

Both men were pleased but, without even being asked, they spoke about what the team must do better.

Nor was there a huge fuss about the win in the media.

It was generally tucked away down the side or at the bottom of pages in the national press yesterday.

Even locally and among fans, talk seems to have been about the league position the result secured than the game itself.

For all the savage but justified criticism of Swansea, with their reticence in attack and their laughable set-pieces, Albion were a touch fortunate to beat them in the end.

Swansea’s set-pieces were indeed scandalously bad.

They reached their nadir when Ki Sung-Yueng drilled the ball low to the feet of the first defender after his goalkeeper had rumbled forward about three minutes into injury time.

So I’m guessing a question asked in the Albion debrief will have been how on earth were Swansea allowed a carbon copy set-piece opportunity a minute later after the Seagulls had carried the ball into opposition territory.

Albion will play better in the next two months without winning.

Which is all fine. Successful and indeed mid-table seasons are built on days like Saturday.

Chris Hughton knows that better than anyone. He will see a win of this kind as a great sign.

Albion reached creative heights against West Brom which, at the time, I don’t think many of us realised they had.

They played and certainly defended really well to beat Newcastle.

They shone at West Ham and scored a wonder goal along the way.

At Swansea they scored a scruffy goal and completed the job playing at a level below their best.

When fans summon up mental images of their favourite moments, they will summon up memories of West Ham and West Brom.

There will be the roar at full-time against Newcastle, maybe the atmosphere at home to Everton.

And hopefully quite a few great moments yet to come Swansea won’t feature highly. But that’s progress as well.

And progress which leaves the Seagulls eighth in the table for at least 14 days.