Tyrone Mings felt Aston Villa provided the perfect response to a poor run with a strong performance to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.
Villa arrived at Burnley in the relegation zone and having lost five of their last six Premier League games, including 3-0 to 10-man Watford last time out.
But they dominated the first half, scoring goals through Wesley and Jack Grealish - who had another effort controversially ruled out by VAR - and held on for a 2-1 victory.
Defender Mings said: "We knew exactly what was required. It's a stage of the season where results are massive but, judging by what we've delivered recently, performance was probably even bigger.
"Performance was in our hands. We couldn't worry about the result, we couldn't worry about anything VAR wanted to chalk off or anything like that. We just had to take care of the performance and hope for the best, let the quality show through."
Mings was back in the side for the first time in nearly a month after injury and produced an impressive display in a new-look back three alongside Ezri Konsa and Kortney Hause.
"Obviously it's always frustrating to be on the sidelines and watch the team, especially if we're losing," he said.