Ralph Hasenhüttl was delighted to grind out yet another victory on the road against AFC Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon, taking the away wins tally to nine for the season.
The manager admitted that the three points didn't come easy, with Saints riding their luck at times and needing a helping hand from VAR, but was nevertheless pleased with the overall outcome.
Saints rise to 11th as a result, and have broken a number of club records in doing so - including achieving their biggest away points total in a top-flight season (31).
"It was a tough opponent, fighting for everything," Hasenhüttl explained. "We missed a lot of chances in the second half and missed the penalty to we gave them a bit of life.
"We didn't close the game, but finally we had a bit of luck with VAR. We can make the 2-0 much earlier and then the game is a little easier for us.
ralph hasenhüttlyou give everything for getting the three points in these kinds of matches.
"But it was a very tough performance, we knew that it would be very intense here. It took a while until we managed to play better with the ball.
"You give everything for getting the three points in these kinds of matches. It was a fantastic goal from Ingsy and it made us winning, but there was still a long way to go.
"Fantastic for Ché. I've tried to rotate the strikers and give everyone their chance. He's always a very important player for us and I'm happy for him and every goal helps him for next season."