Stuart McCall was full of praise for the Motherwell defence after a stubborn second-half display earned the Steelmen a 2-1 victory over Dundee United at Tannadice.
Michael Higdon capitalised on hesitancy amongst the home defence to fire the visitors ahead after seven minutes. A wonderful 20-yard strike from Chris Humphrey doubled the Fir Park side's advantage three minutes later, before Jon Daly netted his fifth goal of the season to reduce the deficit before half-time.
McCall's side survived a barrage of second half pressure to clinch all three-points and gain revenge for their defeat to United earlier in this month.
"I think they'll probably feel a bit hard done to and that they deserved a point, similar to how we felt following the game they won at Fir Park," said McCall.
"We all know Dundee United are capable of fighting back and the goal before half-time gave them a lift.
"The second half we had to show a bit of grit and dig deep, we knew that we would have to defend well to get anything and with a young defence we did fantastically to get the win. It was a great bit of vision from Henrik (Ojamaa) to pick out Chris (Humphrey) and he took a good touch before producing a fantastic finish - it was a goal worth of winning any game."