Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish was pleased to avoid a shock defeat after his side's 3-1 win at League Two Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup third round.
"It was a very pleasing performance and the players controlled it well," McLeish told ESPN.
"We knew it was a potential banana skin but the players handled it. I thought they had a great mentality. We got a wee bit sloppy and complacent at the end and got punished."
The West Midlands club host Everton in the Premier League next Saturday.