Rotherham United manager Paul Warne gave his thoughts after a terrific display at Middlesbrough saw his team pick up three points.
“I think in the Championship for us to keep a clean sheet away from home is an achievement - and to score three goals,” said Warne.
“We did ride our luck at 1-0. I was waiting for the net to ripple a couple of times. Our lads have thrown their bodies on the line and I’m really pleased.
It was a first win for the Millers at Middlesbrough since 1965, and a richly deserved one too, as Warne continued: “At half time Crooksy missed that chance when the ball came to him a bit too early. And then he scores the harder chance!
“At 1-0 I just felt they stretched the game a lot more and it made our midfielders to a lot more running. It probably gave us a few more problems for Saturday.
“I always say you’re only as good as your goalkeeper and your centre-forward and I thought they were both were outstanding. ‘Jams’ was really commanding and Smudge led the line like Alan Shearer - I know saying that will mean a lot to him!
“The Stoke game last week, I know it ended up three-all, I said it at the time I wouldn’t have minded if we’d have lost. The overall performances of the team has been great.
“We started a bit slow tonight, but I thought we were pretty dominant.”
On his new signing, Ryan Giles, Warne was pleased to finally get his man who helped himself to a goal tonight.
“You can see why I’ve brought him here. He’s quick, he’s direct and he likes to run at people and he capped it off with a goal.”