Saracens flanker Jacques Burger sympathised with Gloucester who played most of their clash on Sunday with 14 men and fell to a 44-12 loss.
Burger, who played in his first home game back for Saracens in 18 months, was the recipient of an apparent stamp from Gloucester prop Nick Wood after just 73 seconds that referee Wayne Barnes deemed worthy of a red card.
The visitors battled valiantly thereafter and did go into the half-time break 12-10 up thanks to the boot of Freddie Burns.
But two second-half tries from David Strettle, added to efforts from Joel Tomkins, Schalk Brits and Billy Vunipola - as well as 17 points from the boot of fly-half Owen Farrell - saw the hosts to successive Aviva Premiership wins.
But Sarries' biggest league win at Allianz Park was not as easy as the scoreline suggests according to Namibian Burger, who is still recovering from a tortuous spell on the sidelines with a career-threatening knee injury.
"Hats off to Gloucester they came out and lost a guy early on with a red card unfortunately but they came at us really hard for 80 minutes," said the 30-year-old, who started the 42-20 win over London Irish last weekend.
"I forgot how long 80 minutes is, it's a long time, and we had to stick at it, we had to work hard and fortunately we did that, we stuck to our plan and came away with a good victory.
"It is tough when you lose a guy early on, especially for them, but it's tough to adapt to that because all of a sudden you find yourself playing against 14 guys but not much changes.
"In the set pieces you gain a bit of an advantage because they had one guy off the field, it's just about sticking to your plan and doing what you would do against 15 men and we kept doing that and towards the end it paid off."
Freddie Burns kicked all of Gloucester's points in the first half before leaving the field late on after a tough tackle from Burger.
But Cherry and Whites director of rugby Nigel Davies was pleased with the way his side battled through the adversity and insists it was an improvement on their 22-16 loss to Sale Sharks on the opening weekend.
"In a bizarre way I'm a lot happier about the way we went about our business with 14 players this weekend than we did with 15 last weekend," he said.
"It was always going to be a tough ask to come here and we were in the right frame of mind and the boys showed that to carry on the way they did.
"We're not where we want to be after two games, but I'm confident this team will start winning sooner rather than later.
"Right now we're in a tough place, but the boys won't let their heads drop."