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Daz delivers

Posted on 1 September 2008  - 12:00

Darren Bent was delighted to deliver when it really mattered in front of goal to earn us a precious point at Chelsea on Sunday.

Daz delivers

Darren Bent was delighted to deliver when it really mattered in front of goal to earn us a precious point at Chelsea on Sunday.

The striker was on fire in pre-season with 12 goals including a spell of two hat-tricks in two games in the space of three days.

However, he said all along that he would swap all of those pre-season goals for one in the Premier League and it was there for all to see how much his equaliser at Stamford Bridge meant to him as he dived in to celebrate with the Spurs fans.

Darren's low strike in first half injury time levelled up Juliano Belletti's 28th-minute opener and secured our first point of the campaign.

"That's probably the clearest chance I've had all season," reasoned Darren. "I didn't get any at Middlesbrough or against Sunderland.

"When you go 1-0 down at Chelsea you expect them to shut up shop and for it to be really hard but I managed to get that opportunity and put it away.

"In the first couple of games I've got a bit anxious and a bit frustrated but I've stayed patient and when the chance came along, managed to take it.

"It's never easy going to Stamford Bridge, not least with how Chelsea have started the season but we dug in, worked hard and got the result in the end. We were compact and hard to beat.

"We've had two bad results but we're delighted with a point. I thought in spells we were unlucky not to do better in certain situations but we deserved to take a point."

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