Goals from Stephen Ireland and Peter Crouch forced the League One club out of the league cup competition in the third round but it was a performance which pleased Moore who felt his side were in the contest all night.
"It was gut-wrenching they scored a second in the last minute but it was a fantastic finish, and that it was what they are all about - you give them a couple of chances and they score," he said.
"But overall I was pleased with the way we defended.
"At 1-0 you always have a chance. Our chance came when Chris Atkinson shot wide from a good position.
"We would have deserved it at that stage for hanging in there because we were playing quality opposition - they are level on points with Manchester United."