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HIGHS AND LOWS

Posted on 2 October 2007  - 12:00

Robbie Keane believes Monday night's dramatic encounter with Aston Villa perfectly illustrated the the ups and downs football can provide.

Robbie Keane believes Monday night's dramatic encounter with Aston Villa perfectly illustrated the the ups and downs football can provide.An early lead turned into a 4-1 deficit and the 125 anniversary celebrations looked like going very flat, but a Pascal Chimbonda goal on 68 minutes offered a lifeline, Robbie's penalty just over ten minutes later gave us hope before Younes Kaboul sent the stadium into raptures with his stoppage time leveller.

It really was a point snatched from the jaws of defeat.

"It was unbelievable, the ups and downs in football have been on show here - one minute you are down and buried and the next you are on a massive high," reacted Robbie after the game.

"To come back from 4-1 down showed a lot of character and full credit to the lads. We are delighted to get a point after being so far behind and it feels like a victory to us.

"We have to look at the goals we are conceding and cut the mistakes out. I don't mean individual mistakes, as a team we can't keep letting goals in and we need to defend as a unit. To let in four goals at home is not something we have done in a long time and we need to concentrate on that.

"We are happy to to get a point though considering we looked dead and buried at one stage."