Brighton boss Chris Hughton believes that his side are still learning about life in the Premier League after earning a 2-2 draw with Stoke City.
“We have to be realistic, we weren’t at our best, we made errors for the goals, but these things will happen against good teams,” Hughton said.
“Credit to the players, you had a Stoke team who at times were very happy to defend their own half.
“We learned a bit today against a good, solid, manly team. We are learning.”
Brighton almost received a penalty after Ryan Shawcross tripped Glenn Murray in the box but referee Lee Mason denied the penalty.
“My initial reaction was that he (Murray) splayed his legs to get some contact,’ Hughton said.
“Ryan was within his rights to shepherd the ball out, the lad wasn’t going to get on the end of it.
“I thought the referee did well and wasn’t swayed by the crowd. It was a good decision.”