Carlos Carvalhal praised Wednesday’s never-say-die attitude as we snatched three points with a last-minute penalty winner against Rotherham.
Stephen Fletcher slotted home the spot kick after ex-Owl Richard Wood was judged to have fouled Lucas Joao and the defender was also red carded in the incident.
Carvalhal said: “My players fought to the last second, as I like it. That is why we achieved the three points.
“We tried to force it at the end and I think the goal was justice.”
He added: “It was not an easy game, it was a local derby and Rotherham had a lot to play for.
“It has been a long time since we beat Rotherham here. The players had a very good attitude. We broke a wall that Rotherham put up and we don’t win a lot of those games so I am very happy.
“We never know in this competition whether it will be easier playing the bottom of the league or the top of the league. Rotherham caused us a lot of problems.”
Wednesday dominated possession and had 23 shots to Rotherham’s nine but the Millers had their fair share of the game and looked set to preserve their unbeaten record at Hillsborough since 1981 until Joao went down in the box and Fletcher stepped up to seal another three points.
On a remarkable day for vital late goals, rivals Leeds, Reading and Brighton all also got last-gasp winners and a third successive home victory takes us back up into sixth place, still just three points behind third-placed Reading.