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Harry - What can you do about a strike like that?

Posted on 23 April 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp felt we were in control at 2-1 up against West Brom - only to be hauled back by a ‘worldy’ goal from Simon Cox in Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

Harry - What can you do about a strike like that?

Harry Redknapp felt we were in control at 2-1 up against West Brom - only to be hauled back by a ‘worldy’ goal from Simon Cox in Saturday’s 2-2 draw.

Jermain Defoe struck his 100th goal for the club and our 1,000th in the Premier League to hand us the advantage in the 67th minute at White Hart Lane.

The goal temporarily lifted us above City into fourth place and looked set to complete another turn around after Roman Pavlyuchenko had levelled Peter Odemwingie’s fifth-minute opener.

But it wasn’t to be. Cox, off the bench just four minutes earlier, picked out the top corner from fully 30 yards to grab a point for the in-form visitors and leave us a point behind City having played a game more. They go to Blackburn on Monday night.

“It was a bad start but we came back, as we always do,” said Harry. “We never lay down.

“We got ourselves in front and had further opportunities but credit to West Brom, they kept playing, they looked lively, dangerous on the counter-attack and in the end it was a great strike from the substitute, an absolute worldy.

“The players gave everything as they have all season and at 2-1 up I felt we were in great shape. But there’s not much you can do when someone scores a goal like that.

“It’s difficult to win games in this league. Every week teams come here and work hard and they are all good sides, well organised and we knew it would be a tough game.

“West Brom are a good team in good form and we couldn’t quite get over the finishing line.

“But we’ll pick ourselves up. We’ve a big game at Chelsea next week and we’ll now get ready for that.”