Darren Ferguson was pleased with the performance of his Doncaster Rovers side in defeat to Premier League Stoke City in the FA Cup.
Rovers - who had equalised through Nathan Tyson - pushed Stoke all the way, missing two excellent chances in injury time to earn a draw.
But goals from Peter Crouch and Jonathan Walters proved enough to send the Potters through.
"It was a proper cup tie," Ferguson said. "I don't think many people left before the end.
"We took it right to the wire and had two great chances at the end. I can't work out how Andy Butler has not scored.
"That's the cup. But the performance was good.
Click the video above to hear Ferguson's thoughts.
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