The victory ends a six-match losing streak away from home and propels them six points clear of the drop zone.
"We just have to keep going after that," said Stoke assistant manager Dave Kemp, speaking instead of boss Tony Pulis.
"We've got four more games and we need to concentrate on our performance and getting more points.
"We're certainly not going to sit back and rest on that now. We've had a bad run and obviously came out of it today with the points so we've got to keep that going in the last four games.
"People asked if it was a must-win game but, no, it wasn't. A must-win game is the last day when you need three points.
"It was more a like-to-win game and we've won so our situation is better now than it was before the game.
"We've got Norwich at home next week and it gives us a boost - confidence is a big thing in football.
"We haven't played that badly away from home actually, although our results don't suggest that.
"We've played better than that and got beat. It was important to get the win today and hopefully we can take that on now."