Chris Hughton praised “a really good away performance” as Albion secured a 1-0 win at Swansea.

But he has urged his side to guard against complacency as they climb the Premier League table.

Glenn Murray’s first-half goal was enough as the Seagulls withstood a late charge from their off-form hosts.

Albion boss Hughton said: “It is always more pleasing when you know you are going to come under a fair bit of pressure with the offensive changes they could make.

“I think we had chances to extend that lead as the game opened up.

“But you need to defend well against that and overall it was a really good away performance.”

Albion are up eighth place pending tomorrow’s result for Watford at Everton and have taken eight points from their last four games.

Hughton added: “We are in quite a nice rhythm at the moment and sometimes that carries you through to the next game.

“For us to be where we are has probably surpassed our expectations.

“We have certainly got to be guarded against any sort of complacency."

Albion will go into the international break in the top half. They could slip to ninth tomorrow but only if Watford avoid defeat at Everton.