Albion said they wanted a response for the fans after their midweek hammering at Luton.

They were as good as their word in putting four past Crystal Palace.

We asked these four long-time, match-going fans for their thoughts on a memorable afternoon.

Then we measured opinion on the transfer window – and Roberto De Zerbi’s reaction to it.

1. What were your thoughts on Albion’s performance versus Crystal Palace?

Colin Beales: Strangely after Luton I was hopeful for this one, hoping for a backlash especially with a weakened starting line-up from Palace. We pretty much dominated the entire game with the only lull resulting in their consolation. Some amazing goals to savour for some time allowing us to send the Palace fans home with exactly what we thought of them ringing in their ears.

James Heasman: A vast improvement to the dire performance at Luton. Brighton simply outclassed Palace in every area, who were basically humiliated. Although our levels dropped slightly in the second half, we were so superior, and the only disappointment was we didn't score six. The flick from Welbeck for the fourth goal was just brilliant!

Tim Ayling: It was everything the Luton performance wasn't. Brave in possession, aggressive out of possession. The link-up play was great at times, and I'm sure having some pace out wide made a difference. Poor old Palace played us at a bad time.

Alan Brownings: I always felt Palace were in for a rough afternoon given the torrid display at Luton and we weren’t let down. We dominated from start to finish and always looked comfortable.

2. Who stood out for you from the Albion team?

Colin Beales: Joao Pedro and Gross for me were absolute class. Joao brought a real attacking threat with Pascal behind pulling the strings.

James Heasman: Pascal Gross was great, as were Igor and Lewis Dunk. It was good to see Lamptey playing and Buonanotte also did well, but my player of the match was Joao Pedro, great finish for the fourth and dangerous throughout.

Tim Ayling: It was one of those games where everyone was an 8/10 or 9/10 really so hard to pick a man of the match. Gross, Dunky and Pedro were probably my picks, but everyone played their part.

Alan Brownings: I’m sure most people will be talking about Lamptey and Pedro, but for me Igor was outstanding and gets the nod.

3. What did you make of the transfer window and De Zerbi’s reaction to it?

Colin Beales: Good to see some new youngsters come in as more head out to their respective loans to fuel their development. Excited to see what Barco is about in the forthcoming months as he looks to acclimatise to football in a new country. Seems the entire Premier League was quiet in numbers of signings, hopefully a sign of FFP kicking in.

James Heasman: Worrying. But, I also think he needs to be a little realistic in that given the FFP rules, there is likely to be much better value in the summer. He is such a good coach and I hope he stays a lot longer, but realistically he will move on at some point and I am sure the club already have a succession plan.

Tim Ayling: Considering no team had a big window, I thought it was OK. I'm not of those demanding that "Bloom backs De Zerbi". We have our way, RDZ knew that when he signed up, and given Dahoud was his pick, he shouldn't be complaining. So I guess I thought his reaction was poor.

Alan Brownings: There are signs that De Zerbi is frustrated. I suspect because there is still a lot to play for - Europa League, a top-six finish and the FA Cup. It will be difficult to push on all three fronts with the limitations he has currently. Hopefully his mood will change when Mitoma and Adingra return - and hopefully Enciso too?