Despite going ahead through a Christian Ziege free-kick after only a minute and Robbie doubling the advantage on the half an hour mark, West Brom gave a very good account of themselves and dominated possession and created chances throughout.
Their sole reward was a second half goal from Scott Dobie and even that was cancelled out by Gus Poyet's late strike. Robbie felt that fortune definitely favoured us on the day.
"I think so," he reasoned. "At half-time the gaffer told us to get our fingers out, if you like, because we weren't playing well.
"It was tough, don't take anything away from West Brom - they worked very hard and got back into the game.
"We got a scrappy goal at the end and it probably did flatter us.
"For my goal it was a great ball from Teddy, Christian put me through and luckily enough it went in."
Robbie is laying no claim to Gus's goal ten minutes from end - even though the ball came within an inch of him on its way into the net.
"It was very close, but it was Gus' goal - definitely."
Robbie Keane admitted the the 3-1 margin against West Brom was a slightly flattering scoreline.