Hughes feels the manner of the win against such high-calibre opposition will give his team renewed confidence in their battle against relegation.
"We have played really well in our last three home games against some big teams, but I thought this one topped the lot," said the Welshman, whose team still have to face Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham.
"I thought we were exceptional. We kept our discipline, our shape, and for us to put in the performance and get the result was important.
"We played excellent throughout and deserved the win.
"If we play at that level from now until the end of the season, we will win more games."