Date: 17th September 2017 at 11:43pm
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Manager Chris Hughton knew that Brighton had been taught a tough lesson from Bournemouth in the defeat at the weekend.

With Solly March opening the scoring in the second half in our visit to Dean Court, goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe returned all three points for Eddie Howe’s side, and Hughton knew that having more than been in the match for large parts of the game, it was another harsh lesson that the players needed to learn.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media for his post game press duties, a disappointed gaffer explained.

‘Every game will be a learning experience. It`s a tough one today, because we were well in the game. There`s no doubt that they`re a very good team – particularly here, where they move the ball very well – but we had some really good phases where I thought we were reasonably comfortable. We`ll learn from each game. It`s an away game, a tough away game, but we`ll be back at home next week. We need to make sure that once we take the lead, we`re then resilient enough to hold onto it.”

With Dale Stephens having a good opportunity to give us the lead prior to March making the breakthrough, Hughton felt with growing pressure on Bournemouth at the point a goal had been the likely outcome.

‘I thought the one before was in (Stephens), and it was a really good period for us. They had good possession and wonderful quality on the ball, but we were always very much in the game. We were always a threat and I can`t say it was a surprise when we took the lead. I thought the way we went about the game deserved something. But what we`re going to have to be is resolute in our defending and make sure we don`t make mistakes. Certainly from our point of view, it was two poor goals that we conceded, and we never looked like conceding before that.

Hughton ended by saying.

‘That`s the sort of quality that they can bring on (Ibe). With them being a team that`s playing at home, and conceding the goal that they did, it brings out more of an offensive prowess. They had to go for it a little bit more, and of course, they`ve got the players that can do that, particularly at home.’

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