Neil Clement played down the importance of his first goal of the campaign and focused on Albion's clean sheet instead.
It was only the second time this season that Clement and company have repelled the opposition successfully for 90 minutes and the Albion captain can see improvements in his burgeoning partnership with Curtis Davies.
"I've made individual mistakes and Curtis has made a couple but it is about staying confident and believing in yourself and the defence did well today," said Clement.
"We both played well and we were both pleased after the game.
"It was nice to score today but more pleasing was the clean sheet. It was the first one since the opening game of the season. It has been a long time. It was more pleasing for us back players.
"I think that could be the catalyst for us. We've got a big six weeks coming up. We have worked hard all season, we are a fit team and I think that games in a short space of time will suit us."
Clement praised the contribution of Junicihi Inamoto and Nwankwo Kanu as crucial to Albion's success.
"Inamoto was outstanding. His quick feet and ball manipulation are excellent," he said. "And Kanu is fantastic. You know once he turns, he is going to find you with a pass."