"It is true that they had plenty of possession. But their first attempt on target did not come until three minutes from time.
"We gave a solid team performance under difficult conditions. And we did well in both boxes."
"We're getting streetwise about this league. There's a ruthlessness and a determination to grind out a result if needs be - and that's what we did.
"It was a solid all-round performance by everybody. It was a massive step away from the relegation zone and for once other results went our way.
"It was a travesty that we lost the game but we fell down in the last third with our finishing and the final ball.
"I'd have settled for a performance like this before the match. We dominated the game but conceded two poor goals, one from a bad back-pass and the other from a deflection."