Derek McInnes today hailed the 10-man Dons for fighting back from the brink to keep the heat on league leaders Celtic.
Aberdeen overcame Ross County 3-2 in the Highlands to move within three points of the Hoops, who hold a game in hand.
The Reds looked dead and buried when they went 1-0 down straight after the first-half dismissal of defender Mark Reynolds.
They scrapped back to make it nine league games unbeaten and ease some of the pain of the recent Scottish Cup loss to Hearts.
McInnes praised his side for showing they had the guts to go for three points and glory, and not sit back when going a man down.
He said: “My players were all excellent from goalkeeper Scott Brown all the way through the team.
“We had to play with our heads as well as our hearts, and deserved the victory.
“It is a long way back from going down to 10 men and a goal down, so we had to respond and we had to bounce back.
“I have a brilliant set of boys and know what they are capable of.
“It is trying to get that every week.
“We are now nine games undefeated in the league and we have had a lot of good wins in that run.
“Before the game I mentioned our own intent for the season.
“What do we want with 16 games to go? It is important to try and get as many wins as possible.
“It is the same three points when you win, but the win over County when down to 10 men for so long feels a bit more than that, to be honest.”