Hooper hit a screamer for the draw with Swansea City.
Hughton praised the £5 million summer signing, saying: "That was a fantastic goal.
"Like all strikers he will look back at the end of the season at his goals and how they were set up. He will look back on that goal and know that it was a very special.
"He is a finisher. Technically, he is a good striker of the ball so he always gives himself a chance to score. It was set up nicely but it was still a fantastic finish."
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