Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate has hailed his players after their 2-1 win at Fulham.
Southgate enjoyed getting the first win of season under his belt, saying: "There's no better feeling, especially winning away from home - it took us until January to do that last year.
"It has been a tough week for us - we played very well last Saturday and didn't get what we deserved. We didn't deserve anything in midweek but today, everybody in the squad worked their socks off - that is what you have to do in the Premier League.
"Sometimes it isn't pretty but you come here and you've got to scrap, roll your sleeves up and we earnt the bit of good fortune we had at the end."
Southgate hailed his players' effort.
"I can never fault them for effort, they give me absolutely everything, everytime they go on the field," he said.
"I am chuffed for them - they have worked so hard for the last six weeks and it has been tough for them to take two defeats."
He particularly praised the young back four, as well as striker Mido who scored a goal on his debut.
"He gives us a physical presence up front - somebody to hit, somebody to hold the ball up and the goal was the icing on the cake.
"I thought his all-round contribution in the dressing room and everything was fantastic. He's a man and you need that in this league."
Southgate did not see the David Healy 'goal' but said it has happened to Middlesbrough before.
"Until they bring in goal-line technology those things are going to happen," he said, adding he felt for the Fulham manager who must feel like he has been robbed of a point.
"We can not concern ourselves too much about that today.
"I think we have had a tough week and the response has been fantastic from the players."