David Wagner said he was satisfied with an hour of the performance as he reflected on a first home win as Huddersfield Town head coach.
Goals from Mustapha Carayol, in the 31st minute, and Ishmael Miller, in the 73rd, sealed the 2-0 home win over Rotherham United which lifted Town to 19th in the Championship.
Wagner had demanded a positive response to Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Bristol City and said: "It was a great reaction from the squad. It was important we corrected some things.
"We started well and had three good opportunities in the early stages. The first half was good, we had a lot of speed and passion in our play and scored a wonderful goal.
"After half-time we had some problems for 15 to 20 minutes and came under pressure. In that period, we weren't good enough in our passing and lost the ball too easily.
"Then Ishmael scored and I was very happy for him and us and in the last 15 minutes we did much better. We were more relaxed and much better in passing and keeping the ball.
"I got 60 good minutes from my team, and overall, I am satisfied with the performance and of course the result."
Wagner said his decision to replace Nahki Wells with Miller at half-time was tactical rather than due to the fitness of the top scorer, who picked up an ankle niggle against Bristol City.
And the head coach is hopeful midfielder Emyr Huws (hamstring) and Martin versatile defender Marin Cranje (thigh) will be fit to face Brentford at Griffin Park on Saturday.
The Londoners are 10th after a 3-2 defeat at Cardiff City.