Chris Hughton makes comment about Elland Road crowd after Brighton's victory

Chris Hughton

Brighton boss Chris Hughton admits playing at Elland Road is difficult.

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has told BBC Sport that his side had to dig deep in order to beat Leeds United on Saturday.

The Seagulls remain top of the Championship table following a 2-1 win at Elland Road, with goals from Solly March and Bobby Zamora handing Hughton all three points, with Liam Cooper's equaliser for Leeds sandwiched between those strikes.

The result leaves Brighton four points clear at the top of the table, and Hughton admitted that he knew it would be a tough game against a Leeds side who are struggling at Elland Road.

Speaking to BBC Sport after the game, Hughton admitted that the Leeds fans made every trip to Elland Road an uncomfortable one, regardless of their recent results at home.

"We knew it was always going to be a tough game - it always is here," said Hughton. "Leeds are a team that are on the back of a disappointing run of form here, so we knew that they would be very much up for it."

"Irrespective of the results, nobody can come to Elland Road and get a comfortable game. Not with what they have here, and the crowd that they have here. I don't think we were at our best, but we had to dig in for a result," he added.

Leeds remain winless at Elland Road this season, and whilst Uwe Rosler's concerns over the home form will be growing, the Whites fans are always vociferous in their support for Leeds, and it seems like only a matter of time before they finally get that first home win of the campaign.

As one of the most intimidating stadiums in the Championship, Leeds need to get in to opposition faces from the off whilst playing at Elland Road - something they haven't done enough under Rosler so far this term. 

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