Rovers' defender Scott Dann had put his side into the lead midway through the first half of this game at the Amex Stadium, but in the second half Rovers conceded a penalty which Spaniard Vicente dispatched.
It's fair to say that the home side had much more of the play as you would expect from the home side that are pushing for promotion, but the Seagulls were guilty of missing several chances that could have given them the maximum points.
"In terms of technical ability, speed and precision we were absolutely spectacular," said Poyet to Sky Sports after the game.
"That for me was enough. The (admission) money was worth it already.
"We'll try for the play-offs and won't give up. The players want it and the club wants it.
"It's a strange feeling as normally I'm a bad loser. I should be really upset but we'll see.
"I need to be realistic; maybe we are over-achieving to be playing the way we are."