Neil Warnock admitted he was delighted with his Crystal Palace side as they secured a 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Premier League.
Liverpool, 4.50 to win the Capital One Cup, got off to the best possible start when Rickie Lambert opened the scoring after just two minutes.
Lambert’s run was matched by an inch-perfect pass from Adam Lallana and the former Southampton man took one touch before placing the ball into the bottom corner.
However, goals from Dwight Gayle, Joe Ledley and Miles Jedinak gave Palace the win at a crucial stage of the season.
Palace were 19th in the Premier League before kick-off and had gone five games without a win, but Sunday’s morale-boosting victory lifts the Eagles up to 15th in the table.
Reports had suggested there was unrest in the camp but Warnock has denied all the rumours and has praised his team for their performance.
He told Sky Sports: “That was a Neil Warnock performance today, I thought. I was really proud of them.
“Apparently they aren’t having me are they, some of them? But if that’s a team that isn’t having me, I don’t know what to do.
“I thought they were fantastic today and couldn’t have given me another ounce of effort. We played some good stuff as well. I thought the fans got behind us and it was like an old-fashioned cup tie.
“We created some great chances and tried to win the game by playing good football. We were solid at the back and well organised. Overall it was a very good performance today.”