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Carlton Palmer talks to Stagsworld after the penalty shoot-out.
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CARLTON SO PROUD
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Mansfield 1 v 1 Stoke (aet, Mansfield win 3-0 on pens)
Mansfield manager Carlton Palmer was full of pride after his League Two battlers pulled off a Carling Cup first round upset with a penalties success over in-form Championship club Stoke City.
The sides were locked at 1-1 until the end of extra time but in the shootout City's Dave Brammer, Carl Hoeskens and Micheal Duberry all missed, while Richie Barker, Rhys Day and Gareth Jelleyman all hit the net for Mansfield.
Palmer said: "Myself and (assistant) Peter Shirtliff are very proud of the lads. We've been pleased with them all season and here they've got what they deserved.
"They are a young squad, a bit naive and will make mistakes at times. But we outplayed Stoke and outfought them.
"I am pleased for everyone at the club, particularly the chairman who has backed me all the way.
"We had nothing planned on penalties but everyone wanted to take one. I told them they deserved to win the game so just pick your spot and go for it."
Stoke boss Johan Boskamp said: "The best team won and we have no excuses.
"The penalties were disappointing but no matter how hard you work on them in training it is not the same as with a crowd.
"I do not think the extra time will affect us on Saturday (against Crystal Palace). It is up to the players to see what they can do. But if they play like that it will not be possible to win."
Carlton Palmer was "Proud" of his players as they fought of the mental challenging task of a penalty shootout to beat Championship side Stoke City at Field Mill.
Palmer: "The players have made me and Peter (Shirtliff) very proud, we've been pleased with them all season, we are a young squad, and we are a bit naive and we are going to make mistakes, but that is what we are capable of. I take responsibility for the result at Peterborough, I should have made changes in the game, look at Dawson and Birchall, they went away for International duty last week, and they are going to be tired, but I talked to Peter and we agreed that you shouldn't change a winning side, maybe we should have changed that, but you learn things over a season. I'm proud of all the players, and I have been since the start of the season, and they got their rewards tonight, and I do think they have been unlucky at times this season, particularly Rushden & Diamonds here, where we battered them. I thought Baptiste in midfield for his 1st game of the season was outstanding, and Giles Coke has taken a bit of criticism off me and he's gone out there and played like he can play. I wanted a bit of steel in the side, last year we kept 17 clean sheets, and I want to do that again. I'm pleased for the chairman whose given me a lot of backing, and everyone at the club, it's good when things turn out this way."
Carlton was talking to STAGSWORLD straight after the penalty drama. Transcribed by mansfieldtown-mad.co.uk
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