Lewis Dunk saluted Florin Andone after leading Albion to victory over arch-rivals Crystal Palace.

Romanian striker Andone produced an inspired performance in the Seagulls' 3-1 win at the Amex after replacing the injured Glenn Murray.

He scored a solo goal in first half injury time to stretch the lead to 3-0 and was a handful throughout with his energy and mobility.

England newcomer Dunk, whose centre-half partner Shane Duffy was sent-off at 1-0, said: "We had to do it the hard way. We showed the character we have in the team after the sending off. I thought Florin Andone was the best player on the pitch tonight.

"It was always going to be hard even with 11 men. We had to defend our box and we did that outstandingly. Massive credit to our boys, we worked our socks off.

"The win is for the fans, they love that. We were playing for them. They have the bragging rights. I hope they enjoy it."