The 2-1 win eased the pressure and now Mel looks for another win at Hull today to edge his men further away from the drop zone.
Mel said: "The fans were unbelievable and, yes, I did become very emotional.
"I really did. I've only been here two months - a different country, different language and all that.
"The people have shown me a lot of love and I owe them the right to be in the Premier League.
"I feel that I owe them that and myself and the players will be doing everything possible to make sure it happens."
For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball