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Juande: Point deserved

Posted on 31 August 2008  - 12:00

Juande Ramos said we thoroughly deserved our 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

Juande: Point deserved

Juande Ramos said we thoroughly deserved our 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.

The lads came from behind for the third-successive time against the Blues to secure our first league point of the campaign.

This time around Juliano Belletti handed Chelsea a deserved, albeit somewhat fortuitous, lead when he diverted Deco's corner home after 28 minutes. It followed Chelsea's best spell with Heurelho Gomes saving superbly from Frank Lampard, Nicolas Anelka firing over and Michael Essien crashing a shot against the woodwork.

We were always comfortable in possession without creating much until a gilt-edge chance presented itself to Darren Bent in added time and the striker cashed in, drilling home low under Petr Cech.

The second half was quieter in terms of goalmouth action and, if anything, we edged possession.

"In the first half perhaps we paid a little too much respect to our opponents and were overawed by Chelsea and playing in their stadium," reflected Head Coach Juande at Stamford Bridge.

"In the second half that was a thing of the past. We managed to keep the ball and our performance in the second half thoroughly deserved a point.

"It was a great performance and a great result."

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