Neil Warnock was in ebullient mood after Sheffield United claimed a late win at Watford.
The battle of the two strugglers seemed set to end in stalemate, only for Danny Webber to pop up with the winner two minutes from time.
Warnock was thrilled with the display from his side and felt victory was crucial to their hopes of avoiding the drop.
"What a game!" he said on Sky Sports. "How did we not score before we did?
"We defended fantastic. It was a physical battle and we overcame that, but after the break we came out and created chances.
"We hit the post twice, but I thought the goal wasn't going to come and fortunately Danny was there at the right time.
"It was a great team effort. I thought Morgs (Chris Morgan), I thought he epitomised the whole team tonight.
"We were determined tonight and I think we showed that.
"It was the biggest game of the season. It was not just another game. If we want to stay in the Premiership, we needed to win tonight.
"It was absolutely fantastic to come away with the three points.
"I thought we were magnificent. I mentioned Morgan, but I thought the full-backs, Geary and Kozluk, were superb.
"I thought (Leigh) Bromby when he came on grew up. At our place, Henderson battered Bromby, but he came on and stood up."
Warnock was decidedly unimpressed by Watford's ball boys, who chose to towel down the ball for the home side.
"It was a disgrace," he added. "If they had told us we could use the towels, we would have used them.
"I took the mickey by bringing my own towel out in the second half.
"It's just a joke, you can't do things like that in the Premier League."