Norwich resisted for an hour with 10 men but still carved out openings to have completed a remarkable top flight double over Martin O’Neill’s strugglers.
Hughton said: “There was also some quality as well, but at times we gave the ball away a little bit when we could have worked through the lines and got up the pitch a little bit better. You really gain so much from this type of display.<>
“Is it one of our best points of the season? I think it has to be when you are down to 10 men so early in the game and with the offensive quality they have got.”