West Brom head coach Carlos Corberan urged his side to continue to strive for consistency to fuel their promotion bid after a historic 1-0 win against Coventry.
Grady Diangana's 15th-minute tap-in clinched a sixth straight home league win for the Baggies without conceding and lifted them to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship.
Republic of Ireland internationals Dara O'Shea, club captain at the Hawthorns, and Jayson Molumby played the full 90 minutes, while new signing Sean Maguire came off the bench for Coventry in the 78th minute.
It was the first time they have kept six successive league clean sheets at The Hawthorns since December 1977, while they now have not conceded in 697 minutes in front of their own fans including the FA Cup.
"If you lose a game, you’re talking about a crisis. If you win a game, you’re talking about this (top two)," said Corberan when asked if they can target an automatic promotion spot.
"My mentality is to keep performing well because I know if my team performs better, we have more chances to win the game.
"And the more games we win, the better position we will be in the table.
"To do this, we need positive results and the main way to get positive results is to have positive performances. So this is our focus."
Albion missed numerous chances through Jed Wallace, who also hit the post, and Daryl Dike (two) but Corberan was satisfied with the heights his team reached.
"Every time we’re here in front of our fans, we’re pleased to make them proud," added the Spaniard.
"The idea was to look for the result from the first moment to the last one.
"We try to be aggressive in defence and try to play with a lot of personality in attack and be dominant.
"The level of commitment, personality and concentration was very high.
"That level enabled us to win the game and deserve the result we achieved.