Albion boss Chris Hughton believes the second half performance against West Ham was one of the best of the season.

A stunning strike by Jose Izquierdo and a clinical finish from Pascal Gross secured a 3-1 win at the Amex which lifted Albion to 13th, three points above the relegation zone and behind the Hammers only on goals scored.

It also completed a double over West Ham following the 3-0 victory at the London Stadium in October.

Hughton (below right) said: "We started very well and I was disappointed to come in at 1-1. We knew we had to raise our game again and the second half was close to being as good as we've been this season.

The Argus: "The first time we played them their form wasn't so good and it was not a bad time to play them. It was different today as they are in good form.

"Sometimes these games take a special goal and the second goal not only gave us the lead, it lifted the stadium, lifted the lads on to a very good performance."

Izquierdo's goal was his third in the Premier League since a £14 million move from Brugge.

Hughton said: "He's a wide player played in a tougher division. It's going to be hard for him. He has showed some really good parts to his game, that type of player is always going to be in and out.

"It's like (Anthony) Knockaert, but you want them to produce moments and he's certainly a player capable of scoring goals."