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Bale's instinct

Posted on 16 November 2010  - 12:00

Gareth Bale said his opening goal against Blackburn was all down to instinct - with more than a little help from Rafael van der Vaart.

Bale's instinct

Gareth Bale said his opening goal against Blackburn was all down to instinct - with more than a little help from Rafael van der Vaart.

The Welsh wizard was on fire again with a double in the 4-2 victory against Sam Allardyce's team in the Barclays Premier League encounter at the Lane.

Gareth set us on the way to a key win with a darting run to the near post and bullet header home from Rafa's corner in the 16th minute.

"I saw the space, ran in and Rafa delivered the perfect corner," reflected Gareth. "It was great to see it hit the back of the net.

"It was instinct, really. I saw the space, ran and got on the end of the corner."

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Gareth turned provider for Roman Palvyuchenko to double the lead before the break and after Peter Crouch slid in the third, he was there again to finish from close range to make it 4-0. Rovers hit back with two late goals.

"I thought we played some great football and more than anything, it was a much-needed win," he added.

"It was important for us to win, to stabilise our position in the table and to give ourselves a kick-start. It was great to get the winning feeling back and we'll look to push on again from here."

Gareth's goals and another fine performance ensured he was in the headlines again - but he's taking it all in his stride.

"I haven't paid too much attention," he added. "I know there has been a lot of stuff written in the newspapers but I try to keep myself away from it.

"It's nice to get back on the scoresheet and win again. That's the most important thing."