NEAL MAUPAY believes patience paid off for Albion in the win over Norwich.

The striker revealed head coach Graham Potter told his players to take their time at the break before goals from substitutes Leandro Trossard and Shane Duffy earned all three points.

Striker Maupay said: “We were rushing a bit in the final third.

“We were trying to score a bit too quick so the manager told us just to stay calm, be patient, have some more movement and the chances will come.

“And that’s what happened.”

The former Brentford hitman admits he was as guilty as anyone.

He swung wildly at one gilt-edged chance before a mad scramble in the Canaries area and then lifted an even better opportunity high over the bar from seven yards late in the first half.

It left him annoyed he could not add to his tally of four goals this season after he struck from the penalty spot the previous weekend in the 3-2 victory over Everton.

He was also denied by ex-Albion keeper Tim Krul, who acrobatically tipped over a second-half effort.

He said: “I am a striker, I want to score. I need to watch the replays but sometimes I was rushing a bit and then, in the second half, Tim Krul made a great save.

“I am disappointed for me because I want to score but first of all I am happy for the team because we got the win.

“That’s why it is good in this team – we have a lot of players who can score and create chances.

“Last week I scored, this week I didn’t score but Leo scored and Shane came on and scored, so with that quality it doesn’t really matter who scored, although obviously I DO want to score next game!”

The victory took Albion to eighth in the Premier League table, two points above Manchester United who they visit next Sunday at Old Trafford.

After plenty of talk about not getting the points they deserved from dominant performances in the opening games, the tally looks a lot better now after a hat-trick of home wins.

But Maupay is not losing sleep over whether the table is a fair reflection of their efforts.

He said: “I don’t know. I never look at the table as it’s too early but we are just trying to build something here at Brighton with new players, a new manager so we can’t just be focused on how many points we have got.

“We are just trying to be better as a team.

“Obviously eighth is really good but the season is long and we need to improve.

“We need to keep working because we were 16th before the last two results when we lost at Villa. It can change really quickly so we have to stay focused, and if we do that, then we’ll be fine.”