Glenn Hoddle praised Steffen Iversen for staying patient and grabbing his chance when it came against Charlton on Boxing Day.
The Norwegian hitman struck with four minutes left to head home the equaliser after we'd trailed 2-0 and then, in injury time, could only watch in agony as Richard Rufus somehow cleared his overhead kick off the line.
Glenn said: "Steffen has been very, very patient and kept his spirits up.
"He played against Manchester City on Monday but just I felt this game came around too quickly for him, back-to-back games after he'd been out a little while.
"At half-time I told him to keep warm because he was probably going on and he's given us a fantastic header from where he was to steer it into the bottom corner.
"Then the bicycle kick, how Rufus kept that out I still don't know. I thought it had to be handball at least. On another day if he miss hits that it probably goes into the other corner.
"Overall it was a gallant effort from the lads to get back into it and we showed what we can do."