Tunnicliffe's second-half strike proved decisive and his celebration mirrored that of Jesse Lingard in the previous match against Southampton, when the winger admitted he was rubbing his head in reference to Tunnicliffe's new mohawk haircut.
"One of my biggest traits is determination and, when I've seen it break for me, I just thought I'd get onto it," he said of the goal. "I didn't think I'd reach it myself but I got a toe to it. I couldn't really see it but I looked up and it was nestling in the net so I went off celebrating.
"The celebration was just exactly the same between me [Jesse] and him. We've been talking and he doesn't think my mohawk is the best and he wants to keep it for himself. I've stolen it from him but I think I pull it off a bit better as well so I wanted to rub it in!"
The Salford City Stadium certainly got the thumbs up from the former Peterborough and Barnsley loanee as a bumper crowd turned up to witness the victory.
"Obviously, you want to play in front of bigger crowds with a better atmosphere," he admitted. "You want to impress everyone there and the scouts. It was free entry and that helped.
"It's a nice pitch and a modern stadium. Everyone wants to come and visit it. The facilities in the backroom are very nice and it's just good to play in a bigger and better ground."