MAURICIO Pellegrino has urged Saints to "stay humble" after they ended their 12-game winless run in the Premier League with a thrilling comeback victory at West Bromwich Albion.

Saints lifted themselves to 14th in the Premier League with the 3-2 triumph, which marked their first three points since November.

Mario Lemina, Jack Stephens and James Ward-Prowse were all on target as Saints cancelled out Ahmed Hegazi's opener on four minutes.

Saloman Rondon made it 3-2 on 72 minutes but Saints held on to lift themselves out the relegation zone and ease pressure on Pellegrino, who was targeted by the away fans with chants of 'you're getting sacked in the morning' after the Baggies went ahead.

“It’s really important for us, obviously,” he said. “Overall, for me, to believe and have the confidence in what we are and what we do on the pitch to reinforce our identity is important.

“Of course, when you don’t have good results everybody comes under criticism, and that’s normal – it's part of our life.

“But I try and persuade my players that our identity, with the ball on the floor, to create space... today was a difficult situation, it was a really hard game because it was close until the end.

“West Brom are really strong in how they play in crosses, but we deserved to win and probably deserved to score another goal.

“Overall, the most important thing was to improve our level and our belief.”

The 46-year-old chief was delighted with the character his side showed to firstly comeback from a goal down and hold onto their one-goal lead late on after Rondon had headed in the Baggies' second.

“It was one of the most important aspects today because to react in this way when you conceded so quick you have to have personality to continue playing and creating," he said.

“But sometimes when you don’t score goals at the right time and at the right moment it’s really difficult because the opponent is getting better and you are in trouble.

“But today we were lucky to score goals in the first half and in the second half we deserved to score another one but for me the reaction of the team was really important.

“I repeat three points is really important but we have to stay humble because in the Premier League, in one or two weeks, when you’re the bottom, everything can change.

“We have to do a lot of things still.”