Knockaert was recalled to Albion's Premier League starting line-up and fired home in the second half to notch his third goal of the campaign, and Hughton highlighted the Frenchman's hard-working contribution.
Hughton said, “If I look at what he gives the team, he's still somebody that's very prepared to work hard for his team-mates.
“When you raise the level and come into this division, the ones that find it that little bit harder are the offensive players.
“They're up against better defenders than what they were last season. You want them to work hard for the side but their performances are always going to be up and down.
“But if you work as hard as Anthony does, you've always got a chance. I also thought he took his goal very well."
Jose Izquierdo was a constant threat for the Seagulls down the left wing, teeing up Murray for his second strike of the afternoon, and Hughton praised the Colombian for his continued progress.
“He's another one that's coming onto a good game. He's somebody that wants to work for the team.
“Perhaps what you can get away with a little bit more at home, sometimes it's slightly more difficult to do that away from home.
“He's settled into our game here and is somebody that is used to scoring goals in the league that he played in before - he's certainly in good form."