Chris Basham felt United were fully deserving of Saturday's victory over Bolton Wanderers.
Speaking in the aftermath of the 2-0 success at Bramall Lane, one of United's most reliable performers this season described it as a job well done.
He remarked: "These have got a habit of kicking you in the teeth and we've learnt that through experience.
"It is a great result for us, another clean sheet, we're buzzing with the result and delighted to see Billy Sharp and Didzy working well together again."
Basham added: "Home form is vital this season, we've got a lot of teams in and around the bottom of the table to play at home and this give us a taste of what's to come.
"We knew we'd have to keep the back door shut, we played quicker in the second-half and after we'd got in front, we always thought we'd get the second would come."