Carlos Carvalhal, the Sheffield Wednesday boss, dedicated their cup win over Newcastle United to the club’s supporters.
More than 4,800 fans travelled to St James’ Park to witness Owls reach the fourth round of the Capital One Cup thanks to a 76th minute strike by Lewis McGugan, who was one of 10 changes.
Victory landed them a plum tie with Premier League heavyweights Arsenal, who saw off North London rivals Tottenham at White Hart Lane last night.
Carvalhal said: “The players were absolutely fantastic and did a wonderful job.
“I’m very happy for the fans and this victory is for them and all those who follow us.
“We played very solid, very compact. Tactically, my players were 200 per cent, they played absolutely fantastically. They did exactly what we planned for this match.
“We blocked the way that Newcastle usually play to attack and at the same time, we tried to create problems for the Newcastle defence. We created some problems during the match for the defensive part of the Newcastle team.
“We could have scored a second goal - had a clear chance to score a second goal - but I think 1-0 is a score that I accept and I think is the correct score because we worked a lot.
“Newcastle had more of the ball, we know, but we picked these players to show a different face in relation to the last three matches. We tried to play more compact, block all the ways for Newcastle and tried with four very quick attackers to disturb Newcastle, so I am very happy, of course.
“I am very happy with the players. They were perfect in the strategy that we brought top this match. They gave 100 per cent to the team and to our strategy, so I am very happy with them.
“We knew Newcastle were nervous because they are not winning. We stopped them from playing.
“We deserved to win, we worked hard and go into the next round. Now we have to prepare for Brentford on Saturday.”
The Portuguese chief is relishing the prospect of facing the Gunners at Hillsborough.
“I’m very happy for the players and the fans,” he said. “Our self confidence is high at the moment and I’m sure the fans will be having a few beers to celebrate our win over Newcastle. It will be fantastic to play Arsenal. I prefer to play against them than a small team and it will be amazing to play them at Hillsborough.”