Graham Potter believes Albion secured “a huge three points” at Norwich today.

And he was happy to take the points over any praise for the style of the performance.

The Seagulls were not at their best but secured maximum reward thanks to a Leandro Trossard strike.

They survived one major scare when Norwich hit the post in injury time.

Head coach Potter said: “It’s a huge win for us, a huge three points. A hard fought three points.

"I think we all knew the importance of the game, especially with Liverpool and Manchester City coming up.

“It’s a performance we are not so happy with.

“But there are times in the season when you have to just take the result.

“I thought we missed some transition opportunities, we missed some attacks, we could have done better in those situations.

“In the end that wasn’t to be and then it’s about character a bit of luck.

“I always say in any game we need to play well, we need to work really hard and we need a bit of luck as well and we got that at the end.”

Albion opened up a nine-point lead over the bottom three ahead of other results this weekend.

Their 36-point tally has tended to be enough to keep teams up but Potter is taking nothing for granted.

He added: “Whatever history says doesn’t matter.

“We are in a unique season, a unique situation and we need to keep fighting until the end.”