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Delight for debutants

Posted on 11 September 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp praised the contribution of debutants Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker after Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves.

Harry Redknapp praised the contribution of debutants Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker after Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves.

The pair were straight into the starting line-up as we returned to Premier League action at Molineux.

Scott, a transfer deadline day capture from West Ham, stepped into central midfield alongside Luka Modric while Emmanuel, on a season-long loan from City, partnered Jermain Defoe up front.

Both played key roles as we registered our first points of the campaign.

Scott signalled his intent in the first minute, snapping into a tackle with Karl Henry, winning possession and allowing Jermain to get a shot on goal.

And the debutants combined as Emmanuel marked his first appearance with the vital opening goal in the 67th minute, latching onto Scott's clever pass, skipping past Wayne Hennessey and slotting home.

Jermain finished well from 12 yards 10 minutes later to secure the points.

"I was delighted with Emmanuel’s performance and Scott Parker, he gave us so much in midfield," said Harry. "He controlled it for us, got his tackles in, broke up attacks.

"Scott’s not just a good player but a top-class professional, someone you can talk to about football. He knows what you are trying to do, he understands the game, can read the game and pulls players into position.

"He’s a top-class player and he was excellent for us.

"Emmanuel was also excellent, held the ball up, brought players into play and kept the ball. Emmanuel up front with Jermain Defoe looks like it has the makings of a good partnership."

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