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Good night's work - Harry

Posted on 25 February 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp had no complaints after Wednesday night's 4-0 win against Bolton sent us through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Good night's work - Harry

Harry Redknapp had no complaints after Wednesday night's 4-0 win against Bolton sent us through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Roman Pavlyuchenko again stole the headlines with a second double in as many matches as we ran out comfortable winners in the fifth-round replay at the Lane.

The Russian striker opened the scoring midway through the first half and then rounded off the evening with his second and our fourth two minutes from time.

In-between, Bolton added to our tally with two own goals. Jermain Defoe slid in for the second goal but the ball went in off Jussi Jaaskelainen while Andy O'Brien turned Gareth Bale's cross into his own net for the key third goal just two minutes into the second half.

We now travel to Fulham in the last eight on Saturday, March 6, kick-off 5.20pm.

"It was a good performance and a good night for us," said Harry. "You have got to be pleased when you win 4-0 and I couldn't have asked for more than that. There were some good goals and some great play. It was a terrific night.

"Bolton had some chances but you are always going to get chances, I've said many times that we pick an open team. We had lots of chances as well but it was difficult for them because Owen (Coyle, Bolton manager) has also got his mind on the league as well. We can only beat what is in front of us and that is what we did."

The only cause of concern for Harry was a couple of injury scares with Jermain Defoe coming off at half-time with a tight hamstring, Wilson Palacios departing on the hour feeling unwell and David Bentley also suffering from a tight groin.

Harry also reported that Vedran Corluka was missing through illness with Benoit Assou-Ekotto deputising at right-back on his return from injury. "There is a bug running through the club," said Harry. "Wilson played but wasn't feeling too good and Corluka went down with it as well

"A few of the lads have been feeling under the weather and a lot of the Academy group have it as well.

"We picked up one of two knocks but the lads who came on did well. Eidur Gudjohnsen was terrific and obviously Niko Kranjcar is a fantastic player and young Danny Rose got an opportunity to show what he can do as well, so that was good."