Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy was quick to admit that luck played a big part in his side's victory over Huddersfield Town.
The Tractor Boys scored with their only shot on target, while David Wagner's men failed to convert a string of clear opportunities to translate their dominance into goals.
Fans rued the missed chances afterwards , while there was double disappointment for Wagner - the manager revealed Jonathan Hogg could be missing for eight weeks after going off injured in the second half.
McCarthy was grateful for the luck his side received, while praising his players' attitudes in digging out a result and being clinical when it mattered.
“Our lads just proved to me what a great set of lads they are," said the Ipswich boss.
“Yes, we rode our luck, but surely everybody needs a bit of luck. Someone said to me the other day ‘good luck Mick, but you don’t need it’. I said ‘I’ll take it if it’s going’. You get enough bad luck at times, let me tell you.”
He added: "It’s very often a game of good luck, bad luck. There are all sorts of ways of winning a game. It’s sometimes about being clinical. For all their chances in the first half they didn’t take them, we were clinical with ours and that was the difference between winning and losing.”
However, he also revealed that he was forced to change tactics to combat Town's superiority in the centre of the park - particularly in the first 45 minutes.
Said McCarthy: “I went to 4-3-3 because it wasn’t working and they were over-running us. I’m not that thick or proud about how I set my team up. If it’s not working then you have to change. That effectively stemmed the tide.”