Grateful manager Paul Warne thanked for not booing his players before Rotherham United produced one of the fightbacks of the season against Swansea City.
The never-say-die Millers won the Championship clash at AESSEAL New York Stadium with two late penalties but had struggled to contained the visitors who led 1-0 at the break through Oli McBurnie.
"I thought we were completely outplayed, first half especially," said Warne after his side ended a run of draws and climbed to 18th in the table.
"Swansea were quicker, better on the ball. We couldn't contain them really. When we did get the ball, we weren't good enough on it.
"In fairness to the fans, I appreciate the fact that the team didn't get booed off at half-time."
Ryan Manning kept his nerve to win the game for Rotherham from the spot. He converted from 12 yards in the 79th minute after fellow substitute Jamie Proctor had been felled by goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt in the box and did the same seven minutes later following Leroy Fer's handball.
Warned added: "I think the supporters realise how difficult it is for us in a game like today against a top team.
"Swansea were very, very good. Sometimes you have got to hold up your hand and admit the opposition played better. Today was definitely one of those days."
Swansea boss Graham Potter said: "Their boy's offside for starters for the first penalty.
"The second one, I can see why the referee has given it, although it was harsh. The ball was hit hard and Leroy was very close to it."
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