Cardiff City boss Steve Morison told BBC Sport Wales:
"We didn't deserve to be 1-0 down but in the end we got our rewards.
"Anyone who wants to question the players' attitude, application - that kind of performance puts that to completely to bed.
"When we started this whole process (Morison's first game in charge at Stoke), we were in bottom three and they were in the play-offs. We now level with each other on points.
"I really am as pleased and proud as punch. It has been a really tough seven weeks, but it ended so well and I'm really pleased.
Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill said:
"We didn't play well enough and we didn't deserve to take anything from the game despite going ahead with a good goal.
"We are a bit fragile. You have to get to half time and defend your lead and we could not do that.
"Straight balls down the pitch caused us problems, there wasn't any real guile about it, but the pace of (Jordan) Hugill and (Mark) Harris caused us problems.
"We were 1-0 up with six minutes to play in the first half and we went in behind… that epitomises where we are at the moment."