Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has called for an end to the rumours of squad unrest after praising the "togetherness" on show during Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Fulham.
Matthew Etherington thrashed home the winner in the 83rd minute at Craven Cottage as the Potters gave a response to the rumours of dressing room unrest.
Reports of spats between the manager and some of his key players had overshadowed the trip to the capital, but Pulis hopes the matter has now been put to bed after City bettered their points total from last season by moving onto the 47-mark.
"(Fulham boss) Roy (Hodgson) picked his best side tonight but we showed great resilience and spirit," said Pulis.
"I think it's been a great response from the players.
"We got beaten 7-0 at Chelsea two games ago and we have played a top team in Everton midweek and we have won here tonight.
"We have had two clean sheets now so that shows our spirit of togetherness."