While the plaudits for the win against Arsenal will surely fall upon Emile Heskey and Walter Pandiani, the Birmingham City defence must take much of the credit.
Against an Arsenal side that put seven past Everton less than a week ago, the Blues back four, along with goalkeeper Maik Taylor, reduced their illustrious opponents to long-range efforts and a highlydisputable equaliser.
Heskey, though, ensured Blues ended their season on a high and Taylor couldn't be happier for the striker who many consider unlucky not to be in England's squad for the United States this summer.
"Obviously he'd love to be involved," Taylor said. "All he's got to do is keep concentrating on how he plays for Birmingham.
"If he keeps putting in displays like that then he's not going to be far away. He had an excellent game again today and capped off a fantastic season, and I'm chuffed for him that he managed to get the winner."
The only blip on an otherwise fine display was a debatable equaliser. Not that Taylor wanted to dwell on the goal after the match, more important to him was the result. "I'm not really bothered about the Bergkamp goal, I don't really want to talk about it," he said.
"It would have been nice to keep a clean sheet but at the end of the day we've won the game, so let's talk about Emile and what a great three points it was.
"You have to give the lads credit. They ran themselves into the ground, they stopped Arsenal playing. They got in a couple of times but fortunately Emile's come up with a fantastic winner and deservedly so. You couldn't have written the script any better. He's player of the season and it was fantastic for him.
"We've put in a decent run at this time, in contrast to last season when we fell away. It's important we go into the summer full of confidence, full of high hopes for next season.
"Great game today. Thankfully we were in a position where we could enjoy today and give the fans something to be proud of. Great day for everyone."
Defender Jamie Clapham agreed, saying: "It was a very good way to end the season.
"We played exceptionally well last week at Norwich and we didn't get the result I think we deserved.
"But this week, it was last game of the season, you could see it in them they were sort of saving themselves for the final, but we played as if the season was continuing and it's great to finish that way.
"They put out a pretty strong team, we can only go out and do what we can do."
Like most people in the ground Clapham didn't know whether Bergkamp was offside.
He said: "Difficult to say, I was running back, but we kept going, there was a couple of minutes left. We were obviously distraught . . . to be leading against Arsenal and then to have conceded. But there was a little defensive lapse from them and we capitalised and it was a great way to finish the season."