Manager Terry Butcher was left breathless but far from speechless after watching Inverness and Dundee United share eight goals at Tannadice.
The visitors were 3-0 down after eight minutes but were leading when United skipper Jon Daly netted a late penalty.
"It was an amazing match," Butcher enthused. "If you are looking for an advert for the SPL this was it.
"It was end-to-end stuff with the keepers pulling off some great saves. It could have been 8-8!"
The Inverness defending was woeful in the opening exchanges and Butcher's men were trailing to a Josh Meekings own goal and strikes from Daly and Rudi Skacel before some latecomers had taken their seats.
But Billy McKay snaffled two goals from corners before half-time and completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the second-half.
Gary Warren headed the Highlanders in front on 86 minutes but Daly converted a stoppage-time spot-kick to level a pulsating match.
"We're disappointed not to have won the match," Butcher explained.
"If you'd said that eight minutes in it was going to be a draw, I'd have snapped your hand off.
"It was a rollercoaster ride of match. But a draw is a great result for us. To come back from 3-0 down and take the lead, then have that snatched away. Well, there you go.
"The two teams were slugging it out and having a real go at each other. If it was boxing match, both teams would have been counted out.
"You have to remember these boys played 90 minutes against our local rivals [Ross County] in a cup tie on Tuesday. They have got some guts and character.
"They can play as well and when you have someone like Billy up front he is always a threat.
"The spirit in the team is just immense."
Inverness are on a run of only one defeat in 13 games and sit third in the Scottish Premier League.
And the in-form Highlanders will enjoy their Christmas party after such a thrilling encounter.
"The players are going to Newcastle for a couple of nights out," revealed Butcher.
"I thought at seven minutes past three that was going to be cancelled.
"Impossible is not a fact, it's just an opinion and for my boys it certainly wasn't."