Aidy Boothroyd hailed his Coventry after they ended a run of 10 games without a win by beating Crystal Palace 2-1.
Marlon King netted Coventry's second after Richard Wood had scored at the end of the first half.
Steffen Iverson managed a consolation goal in injury-time for Palace but it could not dampen Boothroyd's joy at the result.
He said: "A massive amount of credit has to go the players for that because we got a result and we got a performance.
"Crystal Palace are much tighter than they were, they concede a lot less goals and are harder to play against. They probably looked at the run that we are on and thought that they had half a chance.
"We were strong, we created chances in the second half and when you don't score straightaway you can start to think: here we go again.
"But we kept going and showed courage to get on the ball and played some good football at times. And that's what we want - we want a result and a performance and I want it in that order at the moment.
"We can enjoy the result and relax a little bit because I have probably haven't been very easy to live with on the last few Sundays!
"But I was pleased with everybody. It would have been easy for supporters to think: here we go again. They have kept singing because they know we are not that far away."
On match-winner King, he added: "Marlon King is a top player. He's got a lot of talent but he's also got hunger and desire and does a lot of unselfish work for the team. He also has an eye for a goal."
Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman was pleased with his side's display but understandably disappointed after coming away from the match with nothing.
Freedman said: "I was disappointed with the result but not the performance - especially in the second half.
"We had a game plan that was working in the first half but we gave away a soft goal and we changed in the second half which made us a bit more vulnerable at the back but we created a bit more.
"The fact they scored their second goal before we scored ours probably did us but it was a spirited performance and I saw enough out there to work with.
"Sometimes it's just not your day and that was the case. We won't make any excuses but we do have to address our away form because it could have a big bearing on our season."
On trying to bring in players during the loan window, he added: "We have targets in the loan market and if they become available we will try to do something but when this club just makes quick decisions it never seems to work.
"But I think there is enough there. We have one or two players missing but today wasn't our day and we move on."