Albion manager Graham Potter was full of praise for striker Aaron Connolly after he scored a brace in a 3-0 win over Tottenham.

Connolly made his first Premier League start and terrorised the Spurs defence and Potter was delighted for the Irish striker.

He said: “He’s been knocking on the door. He’s had some substitute appearances where he’s been unlucky to score and he just gives us an extra dimension to be honest.

“I’m delighted for him he is a young lad with a big future, but we are delighted we have got him with us.

"He took his goals really well especially his second which was a fantastic piece of attacking play.”

The Seagulls got their first win at home in seven months in front of a bumper crowd of 30,610 and Potter was happy for the players and the fans.

He said: “We have been playing quite well. While you don’t get the results you always need that three points just to give you some confidence and belief.

“The boys have been really consistent with how they have worked, but we know it is the Premier League and results are hard to come by.

“We had to stick together and I am really proud of the players, the supporters were great today as well and it was nice for them to get three points at home.”