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Bale force

Posted on 28 December 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp described Gareth Bale as ‘unplayable’ after his match-winning performance against Norwich City on Tuesday night.

Harry Redknapp described Gareth Bale as ‘unplayable’ after his match-winning performance against Norwich City on Tuesday night.

The Welsh flyer was everywhere as we secured a key 2-0 victory at Carrow Road.

Gareth fired the best chance of the first half wide and was denied by the save of the game from John Ruddy as it stayed goalless in the first half.

But he wasn’t to be denied. He made the key breakthrough with 55 minutes on the clock from Emmanuel Adebayor’s pass and then put the issue beyond doubt 12 minutes later with an outstanding second goal, sprinting from the halfway line to the penalty area before calmy lifting the ball over Ruddy.

“He’s an amazing player, an amazing footballer,” said Harry.

“When he started running away for that second goal, you knew there was no catching him.

“He’s got everything - six-foot-two, he can head the ball, he’s as strong as an ox, he can run, dribble, shoot, he can do the lot.

“I played him in a free role, him and Rafa, rather than on left. He pops up in positions in-between the midfield and defence, it’s difficult to pick him up and once he turns and runs, like he did for the second goal, he’s unstoppable.

“There’s not a weakness in his game, to be honest, and most important of all, he’s a smashing lad.”

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