Brighton boss Oscar Garcia insists he was always confident their first win would arrive sooner rather than later.
Andrew Crofts' strike earned a 1-0 victory at Birmingham in the Championship on Saturday to secure Garcia's first points since he took over from Gus Poyet in the summer.
He said: "I am strong and we are working hard and in a good way, so we knew the first win would come soon.
"At times, it seemed like the same film of the other games but in the first half we played our best football of the season.
"It was a fantastic action by three or four players to get the goal and Crofts' finish was really good."