Brighton boss Graham Potter believes that no one at the club was surprised about the impressive debut of Steven Alzate.
The versatile youngster got his first chance to show what he can do in the Premier League.
And he impressed in the game, earning a man of the match award.
He only got in the team due to an injury crisis, but Potter knew that Alzate would grab his chance.
Albion head coach Potter said to reporters after the game: "I thought he did really well, really pleased for him.
"I think if you asked the boys, they are not surprised because he has trained with us every day.
"He has shown that quality daily, it is just the next step to play.
"We had a couple of injuries so it allows him to come and play but he probably deserved it on merit anyway, if I am honest.
"The Bristol Rovers game (in the Carabao Cup), he was probably our best player.
"It is nice for him to come through and make his Premier League debut."