Dean Smith hailed Brentford 3-1 win over Fulham as the perfect response to their west London derby collapse at QPR.
The Bees had trailed to Neeskens Kebano's first half strike but a Sergi Canos goal put them into half-time on level terms.
Romaine Sawyers fired Smith's side in front before Denis Odoi was sent off for two yellow card offences.
And Ollie Watkins sealed the win with five minutes to go and the Bees, this time, saw the game out.
“It's certainly the perfect response, just to show we could hold onto a two goal lead. It was one of things that rarely happens, although it did to Peterborough the following night,” he said.
“I thought the first half was a game of momentum. We started well, pressed them well but they had momentum and scored when they were on top.
“We felt their full backs would vacate space and the Ollie and Sergi used that for the equaliser.
“I gave them more belief in pressing them high and they'd make mistakes. I thought we controlled the second half, even though they had a man sent off.”
Watkins was named as man of the match by the sponsors and Smith paid tribute to his form.
The head coach explained: “He was involved in the second goal and I was pleased for Romaine to get his goal here again. We won the ball back high and put it wide.
“The third goal was our knowledge and game management. The ball out and one from Josh McEachran. It was a superb goal to win the game.
He added: “I'm probably a bit surprised he's taken to it so quickly. I always believe he would as he's a talented lad but he's a humble player with great personnel skills. The lads like him and he's settled really well.”