EDDIE Howe praised his Bournemouth players for overcoming a "hostile atmosphere" to claim three points at The Den on Sunday.
The Cherries extended their unbeaten run to 14 games and moved four points clear at the top of the Championship after two first-half goals secured a "comfortable" victory.
"It was a big win for us," said Howe. "When you come to Millwall you know it's going to be difficult. It was very hostile and we dealt with that challenge well.
"We kept 11 men on the pitch, and always felt that if we kept a clean sheet we would have a good chance to win the game.
"I didn’t feel we were ever under pressure really. Without being under control we were OK. The goals came at good times. We took them both well.
"We were 2-0 ahead before against Millwall and it was a good test for us second half.
"We needed to learn from the previous game against Millwall [in November]. In the second half we were professional and the sending off helped.
"Without being at our very best it was a comfortable win. I was pleased we just focused on the football. To get involved in the other stuff can only affect you negatively.
"The crowd are very aggressive and they had their game plan, but it didn’t really sway us."