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Big win - Harry

Posted on 18 September 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp said the lads showed real character to overhaul Wolves in Saturday's 3-1 win at the Lane.

Big win - Harry

Harry Redknapp said the lads showed real character to overhaul Wolves in Saturday's 3-1 win at the Lane.

We dominated the first half but found ourselves 1-0 down at half-time after Steven Fletcher tucked away Wolves' first chance of note two minutes before the break.

Chances came and went in the second half before the key moment arrived in the 76th minute.

Substitute Alan Hutton, on for Younes Kaboul late in the first half, charged forward down the right and was upended in the box by Stephen Ward.

Rafael van der Vaart made no mistake from the penalty spot for a goal on his home debut and there was no stopping us from there.

Two more substitutes combined to put us in front when Aaron Lennon's cross found its way to Roman Pavlyuchenko and the Russian slotted home for 2-1 three minutes from time.

It was just left to Hutton to finish it off in added time, another burst into the box ending with him charging down Richard Stearman's clearance and the ball looping home.

"It was a great result," beamed Harry. "We came in at half-time 1-0 down but I felt we played well in the first half.

"I said to them that I couldn't stand there and say they'd done anything wrong, we just needed a break in front of goal.

"We had to continue playing the same way in the second half and I felt we did that. In the end, we got our rewards.

"Wolves are a difficult team to play against. They are organised, they work hard and Mick gets everything out of his team. When they got their noses in front I knew it was going to be a tough afternoon trying to get the goals back.

"It shows a lot of character to keep going when you go behind like that and it was big victory for us.

"It was a great win on the back of a good week for us, a good performance and result in Germany (2-2 at Werder Bremen in Champions League) and we've showed our mettle by coming back, fighting and getting the right result against Wolves."