Brek Shea was over the moon after making his Premier League debut with Stoke City on the weekend.
"It's been a long time out and I'm glad to be back," Shea, who returned from a foot injury, told reporters. "It wasn't the way I wanted to play, or the team, but hopefully we can get better.
"I let the guy get the ball in for the cross, so I should have stopped him on their goal. But I created a penalty and was lucky... I just have to keep chugging I guess."
Dimitar Berbatov scored the only goal of the game with a sumptuous volley before half-time prior to Mark Schwarzer keeping out Jon Walters who took the penalty won by Shea.