Stoke City manager Tony Pulis paid tribute to his players after they fought back from two goals down to see off Blackpool 4-3 in the third round of the Carling Cup.
The Potters trailed 2-0 soon after half-time at the Britannia Stadium, but hit back thanks to goals from Danny Higginbotham, Matthew Etherington, Ricardo Fuller and finally Andy Griffin.
Pulis told the club's official website: "We kept going and created loads of chances in the last 25 minutes.
"Fuller and Etherington will get much of the credit after their introduction, but fair play to all the players who were out there, they never stopped.
"They just kept going and even when we missed the penalty and then another couple of good chances, I thought we could get back into the tie.
"When you make eleven changes, they are not going to gel straight away, but Blackpool deserve some credit for the way that they performed.
"I am disappointed in one sense for Ian Holloway because they contributed to a great tie."