David Pleat refused to take any credit for the three substitutions that had a huge bearing on the game against Leicester on Sunday.
Stephane Dalmat was first on straight after half-time and put on a dazzling performance culminating in a mazy run that led to Fredi Kanoute's winner, while OJ Mabizela scored a stunning goal on his debut that was set up by fellow sub Bobby Zamora.
A hat-trick of inspired substitutions?
"It was a hat-trick of lucky substitutions!" laughed a modest David. "Making them is not inspired - they are either lucky or unlucky.
"We had no choice, we had to freshen it up at half-time and we did that. Darren and Gus were struggling in midfield and we needed a bit more bite and needed someone with a bit more attacking instincts on the left.
"They were substitutions that anyone would have done with a sensible knowledge of how we were doing in the circumstances."