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Four-midable form!

Posted on 5 March 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp saw the impressive 4-0 win against Middlesbrough as a continuation of our fine form of late.

Four-midable form!

Harry Redknapp saw the impressive 4-0 win against Middlesbrough as a continuation of our fine form of late.

The foundations for a key three-point haul in the Premier League were laid in the first half as early goals from Robbie Keane and Roman Pavlyuchenko put us 2-0 up after 13 minutes at the Lane.

In-form winger Aaron Lennon added a third before half-time and then capped a night to remember both individually and team-wise with the fourth in a quieter second half.

The win lifted us up to 13th in the table and made it three wins, a draw and a loss in our last five league games.

It also came just three days after we lost the Carling Cup Final on penalties against Manchester United at Wembey.

However, Harry was quick to point out afterwards that the players didn't need too much lifting. "We came out of the final with a lot of confidence," he said.

"We matched United for two hours, they weren't better than us and all our fans would have walked away from Wembley with their heads held high, as we all did.

"We carried on against Middlesbrough where we left off on Sunday and where we left off at Hull in our previous league game.

"We also beat Stoke and I thought we were terrific against Arsenal - that's 10 points from the last five games and if you averaged two points per game all season you'd be flying, so we've been in good form."

Aaron and Robbie will grab the headlines but Harry saw it as a 'good all-round performance'.

"There was some good finishing and we looked lively," he added. "Aaron was terrific again, Robbie had a hand in all the goals. We were solid and the two centre-halves were outstanding again.

"To score four goals against a Middlesbrough team that has been doing well of late was very encouraging."