Chris Hughton admits he would have taken a point against Crystal Palace once they equalised.

The hosts were level early in the second half at Selhurst Park yesterday when Davy Propper brought down Andros Townsend in the box and Luka Milivojevic converted the penalty.

Albion won 2-1 thanks to a wonder strike by Anthony Knockaert 17 minutes from time.

Hughton said: "At 1-1 if you had offered me a draw I would have taken it.

"We are the away team. They got a penalty so early in the second half, the ascendency is all theirs, at that moment there would have been more people that would have thought Palace would go on and win it than us.

"The team showed great character after that. In that period they (Palace) still didn't create a clear chance. I thought if we had showed a little bit more control at times we would have had more chances ourselves."

Albion's third away victory of the season eclipses last season's total of two.

Hughton said: "We know that away from home is tougher for us, so any win away from home is an even bigger win."

Florin Andone is a major doubt for next Sunday's FA Cup quarter-final at Millwall after pulling out injured in the warm-up. Replacement Glenn Murray put Albion ahead with his 100th league goal for the club.

Hughton said: "He (Andone) felt his quad. Sometimes if it is early in the warm-up you know you are making a change, but this was very late.

"Almost as the players were coming off I was told then that he was struggling.

"I can say that in hindsight (fortuitous) but if Andone starts he might have done well. But if you have to make a change that late Glenn's not a bad one."