Hull City boss Phil Brown admitted the 3-0 scoreline wasn't a true reflection of their clash with West Brom.
Kamil Zayatte, Geovanni and Marlon King struck in a 20-minute spell in the second half to secure victory but Hull were indebted to goalkeeper Boaz Myhill and the crossbar for keeping them in the game.
Brown said: "It was definitely a team talk at half-time that meant a lot to the players.
"We rode our luck in the first half. We weren't anywhere near our usual tempo, workrate or passing.
"Consequently we found ourselves with an uphill task because West Brom are a good side and if they get their passing game going they will cause anybody a problem.
"We had to do something about it and made one or two changes.
"It was a game of two halves definitely. The strikers will probably get all the mentions in the papers but I am absolutely ecstatic after a third clean sheet in the bounce."