The Owls overcame a difficult pitch and a dogged Port Vale to register three vital points on Saturday.
And Darren Moore hailed his players for a resolute display that showcased the other side of Wednesday’s game.
The Owls have forged a reputation for free-flowing football under Moore, which was not possible at Vale Park on an inconsistent playing surface.
Moore said: “We showed a different side to our game today because we had to. I keep on saying that every game in this division is different and we’ve seen that today.
“Credit to the players because they kept their concentration in the conditions, they kept their composure and we dug in to win the game.
“We showed resilience, we had a doggedness about our game and we deserved to take three points.
“We now get ready for Plymouth, again, a completely different game and one we are looking forward to.”
Moore was full of praise for matchwinner Will Vaulks, whose second half stunner decided the destination of the points.
He said: “I’m really pleased for Will, he’s bided his time and players of his quality, players of his experience, will always come good.
“He’s been excellent in that anchor role and the icing on the cake for him today was the goal.
“He’s seen the opportunity and taken it really, really well.”