After their 5-1 midweek defeat at Liverpool, Hughton said: "It was the ideal response.
"We have done that a couple of times this season and it has to be down to the players as after a Wednesday game you don't have too much time to prepare.
"Most of it is video work and going through some set-plays but physically you do not have a lot of time to work on anything. So it has to be a response from the players and we got that.
"We put ourselves under a lot of pressure, particularly in that final half an hour, but it is a clean sheet.
"Going into that last period of the game they were either going to come back and get a draw or a win or we were going to break and get the second and that's what happened."
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