Matt Phillips grabbed the goals to seal Blackpool's 3-1 win at Cardiff, but boss Ian Holloway reserved praise for his elder namesake.
It was Kevin Phillips who came off the bench to equalise with a brilliant volley and spark a Blackpool revival.
And Holloway was delighted with the 38-year-old striker.
"I was sat right behind Kevin when the ball dropped to him and the minute he chested the ball I had no doubt where it was going," said Holloway.
"I thought their keeper is going to have to make a save because he doesn't miss the target. He believes in his technique and it was a classic strike.
"Kevin is a top athlete. He ran in behind their backline and created the second goal too. He's absolutely brilliant and a joy to work with.
"I'm not surprised we went behind here because we have done that a lot lately. But I'm delighted we didn't worry. The team is growing in belief and confidence."
The fact that the younger Phillips scored a brace will be a bitter pill for Cardiff after the Welsh side had a bid for the winger rejected in the January transfer window.
But Holloway was left unimpressed by the £800,000 offer as he thinks Phillips is destined for bigger things.
Ambitious and cheeky
Holloway said: "Cardiff can look at who they like but they were slightly ambitious and cheeky (with their bid) because if he does leave us then he will go to one of the top five teams in this country. He's that good.
"I didn't consider their bid to be anywhere enough. If they wanted him for that sort of figure they should have bought him from Wycombe.
"But the difference in him now and when he came is quite phenomenal. Well done son.
"He struck the first one beautifully and rolled in the second. He's a fantastic player and I'm delighted with Matt. He's really blossoming."
The loss will come as a shock to Cardiff as it is their first loss in seven games and defeat did not look to be on the cards when Joe Mason gave the Bluebirds the lead with half an hour to play.
Cardiff boss Mackay said: "We are disappointed to be winning the game with 15 minutes to go and then lose. We gifted them goals and it was poor defending on our part.
"Matt is a good player, but we were playing against a good team and we had to make sure we defended well against them.
"If you give players like him and Kevin Phillips a good chance then you will get punished. It's our second defeat in 17 games but it hurts all the same."