Snodgrass, one of only three players retained from the loss to West Ham, was the star of the show, setting up the first goal before applying a clinical finish to a second-half break.
Hughton added: "He's a good player. I made the decision to make some changes. Robert's one that I know can play games, he's a fit lad. I think he just showed the form that he's been showing for us.
"He's been playing consistently and has been adding some goals to his game and assists. But I thought he was part of a really good all-round team performance today."