Leandro Trossard said it felt like two points dropped after Albion drew 1-1 with Watford.

But was relieved the Seagulls’ hard work was rewarded.

Albion began positively but conceded first courtesy of a stunning strike from midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The Seagulls went for it in the second half and got their reward in the 79th minute when substitute Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s low cross was turned into his own net by Adrian Mariappa.

Trossard said: “Maybe it was two points dropped, but on the other hand, we did well to come back from 1-0 down at half-time so it is nice to get something out of the game.

“We put a lot of effort into the game and we did everything in our power to try to win at the end.

“It is a shame we couldn’t get the three points at home.”

Trossard revealed what head coach Graham Potter said at half-time to spark Albion’s comeback in the second half.

He said: “He said that we caused our own problems in the first half.

“However, there was just that one counter-attack from them, which was one of their only chances, that they scored and (that) we should keep our heads up, keep going and I think that is what we did.”

Albion’s persistence in the second half paid off.

They put three or four testing balls into the box, of which one of the least threatening proved Watford’s downfall.

There was no-one waiting to seize on Jahanbakhsh’s low ball across the face of goal but Mariappa must have been fearful Murray was lurking as he rifled into the roof of his own net.

Trossard felt Albion’s persistence paid off in the end.

He said: “You have to keep on pushing for the goal and we got a bit of luck.

“If you keep on trying the chances will come and the goals will come.

“It was a good cross from Ali and that delivery then forced the defender to make a mistake and luckily it went in for us.

“Sometimes only by pushing you will get something out of it.”