Neil Warnock was beaming with pride after his Queens Park Rangers team managed to beat Reading 1-0 with 10-men at the Madjeski Stadium.
Hogan Ephraim was dismissed three minutes before the interval for a rash challenge on Reading's Jimmy Kebe.
But Wayne Routledge duly stepped up to fire home the winner late on and extend QPR's lead at the summit of the Championship to eight points.
But it was their desire to win that pleased Warnock so much, as history repeated itself with them having a man sent off here last season, and again this season at Loftus Road.
"I can't be any prouder of my team, substitutes as well," he told Sky Sports.
"I thought that it was a magnificent performance. I thought we were the only team that looked like they wanted to win.
"The sending off just got us going. At half-time I said to them 'don't lets be negative, lets try and win the game, we did it at home with 10 men'.
"I was disappointed with the sending off, it was two wingers going for it. I think I've seen yellow for them before, but [Matt] Mills just flew at the referee and mouthed off at him."
He added: "I'm just enjoying it, even tonight with 10-men. If we would have lost the game 1-0 like we did last year after going down to 10-men here I couldn't have complained because we gave absolutely everything.
"Playing as good as that and trying to win the game - I couldn't be any prouder."
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