Albion are through in the FA Cup and have given their squad a good run out in the process.

They came from behind for a 2-1 win at West Brom with Jakub Moder and Neal Maupay on target.

We asked three long-time fans for their thoughts on the game and the best individual displays.

We also asked whether they fancy a cup run or would be wary of how that affects the league campaign.

The third question was posed before the draw had handed Albion a trip to Tottenham early net month.

1. What were your thoughts on Albion’s performance versus West Brom?

Tim Ayling: We seemed to be a bit more direct, and our transition in midfield was slower than normal. That was probably due to the lack of sharpness with Gross and Alzate who hadn’t played many games. Once WBA scored we stepped up the pace and of course the red card helped. Not the best we’ve played, but job done.

Alan Brownings: Probably the slightly better side in the first half with both Welbeck and Maupay failing when one on one, we fell asleep a little at the back for their goal and the writing appeared to be on the wall. The red card changed things and we done our job well, with good finishes from Moder and Maupay. Important to keep the momentum going in to Palace.

James Heasman: Although West Brom tried to intimidate Brighton physically, I felt that the team gave a professional, workmanlike performance. It was great to see Ferguson given a chance, and he caused problems when he came on.

2. Who was your pick of the Albion players?

Tim Ayling: Hard to look past Moder given his goal, assist, and assist for the disallowed goal. Burn was outstanding again though, and I thought Mac Allister was really good in the deeper midfield role where he can control the game. Once he had worked through his nerves, Offiah looked a real threat down the right too.

Alan Brownings: Despite failing when one on one, Maupay worked hard and was rewarded late on with the winner in extra time.

James Heasman: It was an interesting game in that nobody was really outstanding, the whole team doing a ‘reasonable’ job. However, since starting in his best position, Dan Burn has been really well - so I’d give him man of the match.

3. How hopeful are you of a cup run - or might that adversely affect the league season?

Tim Ayling: If we can’t take the cup seriously this season when we’re 16 points above the relegation zone, then we may as well pack up and go home. One of the best days the club have had was our trip to Wembley and we’re a much better team now. Football is in the business of creating memories and for a club like ours that means cup runs.

The Argus:


Alan Brownings: I used to love the FA Cup but they killed it when they allowed Man United not to defend it and some of the romanticism seems to have been lost. Either seems unlikely but I think I’d prefer a strong second half to the campaign and push towards the top six.

James Heasman: I feel that winning is a good habit, so I’d be hopeful of a cup run. Also, the longer we stay in the competition, the more opportunities there are of match practice for younger players and players on the fringes of the first team.